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KD Holmes, MS, LPC | Anxiety | Overachieving | OCD

What do I Struggle With?

Sometimes in my office people are curious about me. Some ask what do I struggle with? There is an assumption that therapists do not struggle because of what they know. Knowing and doing are two different types of learning. I had an anxiety disorder for most of my life. I suffered from depression and anxiety when I was a child and young adult.  

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KD Holmes, LPC and Social Anxiety

Did you know...I have Social Anxiety!

Many of my clients would never guess that I have social anxiety.   If you watch my videos, it would seem highly unlikely that I become overwhelmed when I am around a group of people I don't know.  There is a big misnomer that if we know better we do better...but knowing is not learning.  The two are completely different concepts.  You can read a book about brain surgery, but doing it is a learning process based on lots of actions.

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KDH Counseling for tweens, teens, and adults for perfectionism and overachieving

Can Success Impact Anxiety and Depression ?

I see so many clients who have no idea that overachieving is a part of their mental health problem.  They come to me with so many achievements, yet they are consumed with anxiety and/or depression, thinking that their inner overachiever god is "good", necessary, and "essential" for life.

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Anxiety at KD Holmes, LPC and Associates

Why Am I so Nervous?

 

I have been called "nervous" since I was a child.  I would venture to say that large doses of caffeine and chocolate probably did not help my "nervousness".  As a small child, I would drink a coke and eat a bag of Hershey's chocolates and literally run in circles at family functions.  We still laugh at these memories.  

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KDH Counseling and OCD and ERP

Can ERP Help My OCD?

Many of my clients ask what ERP stands for?  Exposure Response Prevention sounds so formal and technical.  Simply put, it is a process that creates ORDER out of mental CHAOS. It works by systematically facing your obsessions while abstaining from your compulsions. ERP is helpful when combined with lots of other skills.

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