Ray Holland MS, LCMHC
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My approach has been informed by over 30 years of practice in a variety of settings. I have education, training, and experience in family, group and couple’s therapy, cognitive therapies, EMDR (an approach with a wide variety of applications for trauma and addictions), psychodrama, hypnotherapy, Internal Family Systems, among others.
I also have been using mindfulness meditation since the mid-’70s and see immense benefits personally.
Over the years I have developed my own integrative model for change which starts with encouraging individuals and couples to find a safe and open emotional state where they can treat themselves with compassion rather than judgment.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers
Released from the pressures to be what others think we should be, from the focus on what others tell us about who we are, and from what they think we should do, we can make choices that are aligned to our true self. From this authentic place we heal and create ways to grow that are natural to us, finding more personal freedom and building relationships with love and playfulness.
I am licensed in North Carolina (#10132) and I was previously licensed in Florida (#MH-4323) as a counselor and supervisor. I have a Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling from Nova University. Please take a look at my personal disclosure statement located here.
You might also want to know that my personal interests are writing, painting, and spending as much time as possible with my loving wife, Catherine.
I welcome you to take a look at my painting website: RayHollandArt.com
Though she has always been strangely silent,
I heard her bark this morning, and noticed
Something softened in her traumatized self.
There is a new peace in those skittish eyes.
The growling has ceased in the forest of her body,
Even her hair has relaxed, her tail across her back,
Like a fox, flowing like a lover’s laugh.
She throws her rawhide toys. No longer dangerous,
now they are just prey animals trying to be free,
the way it is, naturally, in the field called life.
It has taken her all these months and days
to learn this primordial Play, where she is
the hunter, leaping and racing and pouncing
on the imagined path, unself-conscious.