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Osa Holmes, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

My name is Osa J Holmes [MSED LCSW CCTP RRT] . I am a compassionate healer with more than 35 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in mental health, substance abuse and educational settings and in my private practice. My focus and passion in the work is based in a belief that all therapy interventions should be of value to the recipient, and all wounds and conflicts can be lessened. Skilled attention to them in a safe environment is the key, and I have studied and practiced for decades to offer that skilled environment and facilitate the journey to resolution for the people I serve.

I am an experienced teacher, having presented classes for parents, infants, pre-school, and K-12 in the behavioral classroom. I've taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine [UMF] as well as Indian River State College. I'm also a qualified Behavioral Health assessor, having provided comprehensive assessment of infants, children and adults for the Department of Human Services and Department of Juvenile Justice, and has served many times as an expert witness. As a teacher, I have supervised student teachers in their journey to licensure, as well as supervising clinical social workers, in their internships and their journey to an independent license.

I often work with children or adults who are seeking to resolve upset, related to behavioral concerns, trauma histories and life challenges including addiction. I have experience working with children with special needs and their families, working with the resolution of panic and anxiety, depression ad other mood disturbances, in individual, family or group therapy. I have worked with children separated from their families and transitioning to independence or to a new home placement. The primary focus of my work is in resolving what is presented as "the challenge" and assisting in the transition to more ease and comfort in relationships and life situations.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

FL LCSW SW7733

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Osa Holmes. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Osa has helped me to straighten out my thoughts that overcrowd my mind and I always feel relieved and calm after our sessions

Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Osa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Osa is probably one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking to. She has helped me learn more about myself in a few months than I have for most of my adult life. Highly recommended 5/5 stars!

Written on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Osa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

My needs are completely met with Osa. After I had almost giving up on searching for a therapist due to the lack of quality there is out there, I finally found one I can trust and talk and council with.

Written on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Osa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Osa has been very responsive to my needs and supportive of my decisions though they may not make a perfectly logical sense. It is also a good feeling that I have someone reliable to talk to/send messages when I need support without hesitation.

Written on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Osa for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

I really appreciate the way Osa explains emotions and situations. She validates my feelings but also nudges me towards progress. Talking to her has been very helpful and calming during a stressful and frantic time.

Written on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Osa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Osa is helping me get back in touch with my authentic self and realise that I don't need to be afraid to feel certain ways.

Written on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Osa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd