Hi and Welcome!
My name is Hope Holman. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I am a retired Navy veteran and Disabled Vet who earned my Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work at Saint Leo University. I am also a Registered Play Therapist.
I have served clients with a wide range of concerns including; but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, anger issues, relational conflict, parenting challenges, foster care/adoption, Autism, ADHD, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, abandonment/rejection, and life changes. I have experience with various populations from ages 4 to 80. In addition, I have work experience in group therapy, support groups, couple counseling, outpatient, and in-home therapy.
My style of counseling is warm, non-judgmental, supportive, and encouraging. My therapeutic approach is strength-based, combining Cognitive-Behavioral and Client-Centered Therapy; however, I am experienced in several other treatment modalities. As your therapist, you can expect a safe place to unpack and process life; while feeling supported, heard, and empowered.
Therapy takes work and healing is a journey. I am humbled to walk alongside you as you discover a much healthier and happier you. Lao Tzu once said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Seeking out therapy is that one step. It takes considerable courage and strength to say, “I need help!” Perhaps, you simply need a listening ear or a heart that seeks to understand. Whichever it may be, I congratulate you for starting your journey to healing and wholeness whether for the first time in therapy or starting again. You are braver than you think and stronger than you realize!
I am excited about your journey. Let’s get started!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904011440
She is wonderful, kind, compassionate, & knowledgeable. 1000/10 would recommend
Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Hope for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
LOVE HER SOOO MUCH!!!!! She has helped me with a lot and I am so grateful to have been paired with her
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Hope for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Hope is very attentive to my needs and always sheds light on ways I can process my emotions in an open ended way where I ultimately make the decision best suited for myself.
Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Hope for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Helped me a lot
Written on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Hope for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Ms. Hope has been absolutely wonderful. I was lucky enough to be matched with her upon my first trial of Better Help and she has been amazing since. So far she has really helped keep my head grounded even outside of our sessions. She has offered and demonstrated so many mental tools for me to use that help retrain, reframe, and refocus my day to day thought processes. My family noticed that my overall mindset has made leaps and bounds of improvement; I’m generally a healthier, happier person to be around. Ms. Hope has a way of keeping me focused and centered when it comes to undoing years and years of mental programming and turning it into something better. I am so grateful and would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Hope for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Hope identified the problem and helped me within 1 session. She helped when 2 other therapists had failed. She has changed the trajectory of my life in the best way. She listens well, has great advice, gently nudges when you need it, provides useful information that feels personal (not a standard form that you're wondering why you were given). I look forward to every week with her (currently on week 10). She feels like a close family member that understands me, my situation, and offers non judgemental advice. 10/10 would recommend!
"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord... plans to give you HOPE and a future" :)
Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Hope for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes