Holly Sturges

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hello! Congratulations on taking steps toward your healing by seeking a counselor - that takes a lot of vulnerability and bravery. The most lasting changes are made when we are in control of them, and this is a great step forward in taking control of and managing your life.

I’ll tell you a little bit about me so you can decide if we might be a good fit. I’m a licensed clinical social worker with over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I have worked at two Christian therapeutic boarding schools helping individuals and families work through hurt and trauma, grow through struggles, and come through on the other side stronger. This has included offering support to individuals through periods of high anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, and working through trauma and grief to a place of peace and comfort. I’ve also worked with parents through difficult periods of parenting as their children make decisions outside of their control, and helped individuals and families as they continue to process the effects of trauma, adoption, and/or grief. Sometimes life feels overwhelming, and most people go through a period or long stretches of anxiety and depression. We all want deep and meaningful connections in our lives and to experience wholeness. As we work together I want to empower you to take charge of who you are through tools, through support, and through new thought patterns. Sometimes we all need a safe space to cry and be ourselves so we can face the world, and I feel honored when someone shares their story with me. It’s a privilege to witness when someone faces the darkness and moves forward into the healthy and whole life that they want, and I want this for you.

Primarily, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to draw from tools and well-researched methods for coping and growing. I have experience in helping individuals, families, and couples develop healthy boundaries and healthy communication so you can be your best self in the world and with the people around you. I have also taken classes from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, learning how to tie Christ-centered thinking and biblical promises into healing and growth centered in Christ. I never push this on someone, but the door is always open for adding a Christ-centered component to our work together.

This is your story and your time, so may you continue to take charge of who you are. I look forward to getting to know you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7975 (Expires: 2021-07-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Holly for 2 months

Holly is so helpful insightful. She has helped me process things going on in my life and has given me many practical and easy steps to conquer anxiety! I can talk to her easily like a friend.

Written by B.R. on Feb 13, 2021 after counseling with Holly for 2 days

She is very nice. Even though I couldn’t do sessions with her due to logistics, she was kind and offered a book recommendation!

Written by K.E. on Oct 24, 2020 after counseling with Holly for 2 months

Holly is super nice and offers good insight on things.