K.D. Holmes Blog
Therapy is the place where change begins.
Our clinic in Lafayette, La specializes in therapy & counseling for anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, depression, trauma, obsessions, and compulsions for teens and adults and couples / relationships using evidence based approaches.
Relax knowing that these symptoms are common in our hectic world, and are also indicators that something within you needs your attention. Just as intense pain in your leg indicates a physical problem in your body – emotions, thought patterns, and actions/habits are indicators of a "problem" within. Sometimes it is the way we are genetically hard-wired, other times environmental factors are the reason, and it can also be the way we react to these factors. But most often it can be a bit of all three.
Finding a therapist/counselor who is trained in evidenced based approaches is essential. Most people would not live with intense pain in their leg, they would seek medical guidance, working with a therapist is the same concept. Just because it’s in "your head" does not mean you are alone. Working with a therapist will provide skills to guide you through your mental health needs.
Seeing a therapist/counselor who is knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and persistent will provide all the necessary ingredients for change / resolution / moving through to occur.
Our practice is this exact place! We are warm, confidential, and knowledgeable and we know the delicate dance of change and how to nurture it within you or your loved one!
KD HOLMES, MS, LPC, EMDR- CERTIFIED THERAPIST
K.D. is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose specialty is teens and adults struggling with anxiety, phobias, obsessions and compulsions, panic attacks, and trauma. She uses, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), IMTT, Mindfulness, and ERP (Exposure Response Prevention).
ISLA TURNER, MS, PLPC
Isla is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor working with teens and adults addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, communication, perfectionism and self esteem issues. She uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Based activities, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
MONET DAVID, MS, LPC
Monet (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys helping teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, perfectionism, grief, life transitions, self-esteem, and stress. She uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Expressive Arts, Bibliotherapy, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal & Relationship skills building.
WHITNEY STOREY, MS, LPC, PMHC
Whitney (She/Her) is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, a senior Instructor of Psychology, and a Community Breastfeeding Educator, She loves working with teens, adults, and couples / relationships, who struggle to fit in, who are going through life transitions, and / or struggling with depression and anxiety. She uses Acceptance Commitment Therapy which focuses on increasing your living.
ASHLEY RUSH, MS, PLPC
Ashley is a Provisionally Licensed Therapist who enjoys working with teens and adults struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety. Ashley utilizes Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
ALLISON BULLER, MS, PhD
Allison is a Professor of Counseling and Psychology at the University of Bridgeport. She works with teens and adults struggling with Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma. She uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and Circle of Security Parenting. She is Tele-mental Health certified and Licensed in Louisiana and Connecticut.