KD HOLMES MS, LPC
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, 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.
• Anxiety (All Kinds of Anxiety)
• Self Esteem / Self Confidence
• Relationship issues
JULIE G. GALLOWAY, LPC,
REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. She practices a hands-on approach to counseling using researched and evidenced-based approaches of Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focus Therapy.
Julie loves using Play Therapy with clients of all ages. This process encourages and navigates change. In these therapy sessions with Julie, you will process stressful life events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without the pressures of finding the “right” words.
During individual, group, and family sessions play therapy is used to connect, explore issues, and discover resolutions.
Julie supports her clients in developing healthy relationships by "navigating", "prioritizing" and "communicating". Personal growth and development occur in all individuals who accept and understand themselves and others. Julie's therapy sessions facilitate these processes.
She loves working with tweens, teens, and the adults who support them. She also thoroughly enjoying working with caregivers, healthcare professionals, and those living with chronic illnesses or disabilities.