Dr. Ronald Holder

(PsyD, LPCS)

About Me

I have over a decade of experience in the mental health field which includes training and supervision in a variety of settings. At the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio (EDCASA), I worked as the director of the Binge Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). I also worked in the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at EDCASA working with a variety of clients who had varying degrees of disordered eating. Currently, in addition to a private practice, I am a Program Director and Intake Coordinator at the Esperanza Eating Disorders Center in San Antonio. I am dedicated to assisting each of my clients find their own path, the path that leads to hope and the ability to access inner-resilience. I absolutely believe that we all have the answers to solve problems and become "un-stuck" in life. As a professional counselor, I know collaborative relationships between therapist and client are essential.
My experience includes LGBTQ issues, eating disorders, personality disorders, clinical depression, anxiety, OCD, complex trauma and addiction. Along with Solution-Focused Therapy, I have intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
I believe in the power of guided imagery meditation and mindfulness as tools of maintaining optimal psychological health. The human spirit is indestructible in the face of seemingly insurmountable trauma and difficulty and I can help clients find the power and hope to keep fighting.
I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Body Image , Dissociation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #64712 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Written by N.O. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Ronald for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Holder has been great. He’s got a great bedside manner. He’s compassionate and honest. I really appreciate the good boundaries he sets. He responds to all my messages and journals. Face time has worked out so well for me. It’s so convenient to have my visits from any location I choose.

Written by V.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Ronald for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and parenting issues

Dr.Holder is fantastic. My journey is not easy, but it is worth it. There was a time when I didn’t believe that.. I’m really thankful to have Dr. Holder help me through all of this.
10 out of 5 stars. ✨

Written by L.O. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Ronald for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Holder is a fantastic counselor. He not only provides me a safe space to talk about difficult emotions, but provides resources that have made a tangible difference in my life. With Dr. Holder in my corner I feel more confident overcoming the challenges in my life. I am on a better path in life because of him, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Written by S.T. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Ronald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dr. Holder is very helpful and always responds. Very supportive.

Written by K.A. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Ronald for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

He listens, he’s positive, I’ve gotten so much from working with him.

Written by K.I. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Ronald for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Holder does a fantastic job of listening and being supportive, as well as guiding through growth and developing coping skills. If his suggestions don't work for any reason, he modifies them and looks for a new route instead of insisting on them. He is kind and attentive while also gently pushing for improvement. He is the best counselor I have ever had.

Written by J.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Ronald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

He is really great as a therapist. He is kind and patient, and gives the best guidance on how to resolve any tensions you may have. He really helps me to be more reflective and introspective of how I am feeling. I highly recommend him!

Written by C.H. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Ronald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Holder quickly got on the same page with me even though it was by chat (at my request). I appreciate his validation, suggestions, and adaptability. I plan to continue with him as long as I need therapy.