Last edited 09/30/2021
In Mountain Time
"Feeling Good" by David Burns changed the way that I practice! It was by reading this book that I began to realize the power our thoughts have over our emotions and actions. It taught me that if we can learn to challenge our negative thoughts it can have a profound impact on our ability to change our lives for the better.
When I was a teenager I was forced into court-ordered therapy. I feel like I gained nothing from this, even though I am sure that the therapist tried the best they could to help me. As I started to be a provider myself, I looked back on this experience and recognized that a person really has to be ready to make their own changes and to even talk about them in the first place. I let this guide my practice, so I always make sure to go at the client's pace and not force them into talking about or doing anything that they are not ready for.
I try to learn as much as I can about a client, as they are the experts of their own situation. Once I have a good understanding of what the client has been through, I then direct them through questions like, "so how would you like things to be different now" and "what would you like to do with that information." This leads to a collaboration to develop treatment goals, with a combination of what the client wants to achieve and how I can help them get there.
Adolescent mental health
Adoption & foster care
Caregiver stress & support
Child mental health
Divorce & separation
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
- New Mexico, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, C-11012
Master of Social Work, New Mexico State University
I began practicing as a therapist working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families. After doing this intensive family work for a few years, I began providing individual and couple's therapy with an agency who provided services for the community. In this work I began specializing in anxiety, depression, and behavior alteration. When I started this work, it happened to be right at the start of the Covid pandemic so I had to quickly adapt to providing telehealth services. Since then, I have learned all of the advantages that can come with telehealth. I have thus been transitioning into private practice where I plan to continue to provide telehealth services to those who might otherwise not be able to have access!
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Holly Hemminger, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Holly Hemminger accepting new clients?
Yes, Holly Hemminger is accepting new clients.
Does Holly Hemminger accept insurance?
No, Holly Hemminger does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Holly Hemminger offer?
Holly Hemminger offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.
Does Holly Hemminger offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New Mexico can book Holly Hemminger for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Holly Hemminger offer online therapy?
Yes, Holly Hemminger offers online therapy to people in New Mexico.
How quickly can I see Holly Hemminger?
Holly Hemminger typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Holly Hemminger speak?
Holly Hemminger conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Holly Hemminger online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Holly Hemminger online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.