K.D. Holmes Blog

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Overachiever therapy

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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Neurodiversity and Neurodivergent Strenghts

Neurodiversity = Superpowers

There are so many new terms that float around social media. My favorite one right now is Neurodiversity.  This term has provided self compassion and acceptance of myself and ultimately my brain.

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KD Holmes, LPC and Somantics

Can the Body Treat the Mind?

Conventionally, most people understand the concept of how our bodies operate. The brain, as the central processor, conjures up the command for an action, then, via the nervous system, sends the signal to the body part that needs moving or to the gland that will produce the hormones to signal the response that is needed.

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KD Holmes, LPC on Overachieving

Why Would I Want to Change My Overachieving?

This specific type of anxiety and depression is difficult to change because most individuals don't want to change something that brings them accolades in the world, positive feelings within, and intense fear that they are avoiding catastrophes with these overachieving habits.   

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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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