KD HOLMES MS, LPC, EMDR-Certified Therapist
I have been a therapist for 14 wonderful years. Yes, I said wonderful. I love what I do and feel blessed that I found a profession that comes so naturally to me. I am known for being energetic, (in my personal life), and have been told that I am a lot-- especially when I am riding my bike and talking the entire time. I am also kind, patient, straightforward, and a natural problem solver. My brain loves puzzles. I actually do a puzzle every couple of months and the minute I am done, I take it apart and put it away… lol. I love the process of doing the puzzle. So in that same fashion, figuring out individuals’ patterns and what will work for them intrigues me. I also thoroughly enjoy a good and meaningful conversation. I had a friend call me a raging extrovert, which she said perfectly, but I think it allows me to enjoy several days in a row of “talking and listening”.
My undergraduate degree is in Anthropology, this foundation informs how I engage in therapy. There are one thousand ways to do one thing. Each culture develops its own way. Just like each individual has its own unique way. I try to honor this when assisting my clients in skills development and choosing what therapeutic processes will help.
I also remain rooted in the principle that I am human too. I too struggle with life events and “problems.” I believe this is the human condition and none of us are exempt from it. The minute I think I have it all figured out and possess an all-knowing mindset is the same minute I am no longer good at what I do. Staying close to the pulse of humanity requires me to remain present with my own struggles. I call this being human.
Ultimately, therapy is an art form of being human, practicing patience, providing education, and of course being persistent to stay the course and help you move through your most stubborn barriers… ironically, this will be parts of yourself. The end goal is finding how YOU can work your way through it. I would like to invite you to therapy in my office, (where there will be two chairs, not a couch), just two people working it out. Of course one of those two people will be me, a well-educated listener, guide, and coach.
SARAH DIESI, MSW, LCSW
Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is passionate about helping others. She is warm, empathic, and exceptional at understanding the mental health needs of individuals. This compassion creates trust which is essential for restoring clients’ sense of self and recognizing their true and undeniable potential.
She is also really funny. She uses humor to move clients through difficult times. She continues to learn about herself because this is not simply a job for her, it is a way of life. Her humor balances this way of life.
She loves working with teens and adults using evidence based approaches. She enjoys motivated individuals willing to do the "work". By work she means skills building, therapeutic processes, and being honest throughout the process.
Sarah is here to do what ever it takes to find your solutions. Through empathy, warmth, respect and knowledge, you will gain awareness and insight into your feelings and learn to cope with what ever life throws at you.
Sarah does not work in our location, but is still a part of our team. Our goal is to meet everyone's needs.
MONET DAVID, MS, LPC
Monet (she/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette studying Sociology and minoring in English literature. She became interested in becoming a counselor after enrolling in a Marriage and Family Sociology course where she learned about the ways in which different cultures define those terms.
She enjoys helping people and listening to how people see the world and their role in it. She received my master’s degree from UL-Lafayette in Counselor Education. At first, she considered becoming a school counselor and even interned at her old high school for a year and a half but immediately upon graduating she found herself providing community-based counseling services to families at a local counseling agency. She has experience also working with chronically mentally ill adults and has spent the last several years providing clinical assessments to children and families.
Monet is funny, warm, and honest. When she’s not helping others, she enjoys playing with her two cats, Luna and Zelda as well as watching movies with her fiancé, Chase.
Pop culture, literature and film play a major role in her counseling approach. She considers how the stories we tell each other reflect our lived experience. When we struggle to find the right words to describe how we’re feeling we can always turn to celebrated works of art to make that connection for us and learn more about who we are and what it means to exist in such a world.
She utilizes Carl Roger’s Person-Centered approach in counseling session which relies on a concept known as Unconditional Positive Regard— acceptance and support of a person regardless of what the person says or does. Emphasis in session is placed on creating a non-judgmental atmosphere that cultivates vulnerability and reflection.
Monet is a sex positive (I.E., having positive attitudes about sex and feeling comfortable with one’s own sexual identity as well as other’s identities), LGBTQIA and Social Justice allied clinician who believes in helping folks of all walks of life.