KD HOLMES, MS, LPC, EMDR CERTIFIED

KD' s father holding a massive Louisiana crab

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A Lesson on Water Moccasins

The sorrow over my father's death lingers, an ache swirling in my heart, triggered by reminders. Today is one of those days, the anniversary of his passing. The tapestry of his existence weaves through the fabric of my own—a narrative speckled with...

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Suicide and Depression | KD Holmes, LPC | KDH Counseling

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Understanding Tragedy: Why Did My Grandfather Choose to End His Life?

One of my most cherished memories of my grandfather, Pappa Joe, is the time we all gathered and had a blast breakdancing. Of course my grandmother...

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Overachieving cycle | goal-anxiety-compulsive behaviors-to relief- repeat

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What is so Wrong with Being an Overachiever?

One of the fundamental pillars of my therapeutic approach focuses on adults who find themselves entangled in the intricate web of anxiety and...

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KD Holmes, LPC and Trauma Informed Therapy

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How to Overcome Trauma: Strategies for Healing

The effects of trauma can have a long-lasting impact on a person's mental health, disrupting their daily functioning and relationships. The true...

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KDH Counseling | Anxiety | Adventure

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Adventures in Anxiety Treatment

Have you ever had a dream that seemed so out of reach, so impossible to achieve? And the shame of not being able to achieve it became unbearable so ...

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KDH Counseling | Chronic Illness | Therapy

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It's No Use Going Back to Yesterday I Was a Different Person Then

Many seek therapy because they are blocked in some way. Some blocks are like the road has ended at a steep cliff with no bridge to cross over to the...

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KDH Counseling | Overachiever | Therapy

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Balance=Thriving

As I personally loathe fad trends in eating and exercise, I immediately felt annoyed when my physician suggested a book by Mark Sisson's Primal...

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Neurodiversity and Neurodivergent Strenghts

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Is My Neurodivergence a Gift or a Curse?

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...

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KDH Counseling and OCD and ERP

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The Power of ERP: Overcoming OCD through Exposure Response Prevention

Many of my clients often inquire about the meaning of ERP. Exposure and Response Prevention may sound formal and technical, but in simple terms, it...

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KD Holmes, MS, LPC | New Year's Resolution 2023

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How to Choose the "Right" New Years Resolution?

What if for your New Year's resolution you did not choose something that was perfectionistic, self-hating, idealistic, and counter to how you live...

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