Holly RobbinsLCSW

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In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I believe with my whole heart, soul, and being, that when we live in our truth, we are free from suffering. In order to discover our truth, we need to slow down and listen to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations to hear what they are telling us. When we do this, we can change our habits and thought patterns that are keeping us stuck and causing our suffering. This belief permeates my treatment philosophy. I utilize a variety of approaches in my therapy to not just treat symptoms, but to actually find the core issue, address it, and thus, eliminate suffering. I combine evidenced based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with alternative treatments that focus on healing (Mindfulness, meditation, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Inner Child Work, Chakra cleansing, etc.), so that you can find relief from the suffering you are experiencing (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, etc.). With this wide assortment of clinical tools at my disposal, I’m sure to have something to help you uncover all the wounds, barriers, and negative patterns that are holding you back from the life you deeply desire to live. If you are looking to make a change and finally be set free from all the suffering you've been experiencing, I can help you. How do I know? I have experienced it in my own life, and with countless clients as well.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My style and approach to therapy is very non-judgmental. I am naturally a simple, down to earth person and my approach is relaxed and gentle. I am not confrontational or pushy. I have no “hidden agenda.” I have a passion for helping people. I love seeing that "lightbulb moment" when someone finds the key to their own personal freedom. I believe you are the expert on your own life. You may just not have the tools you need to achieve your goals. If you choose to work with me, I will partner with you, guide you, and help you navigate your journey so you can get where you want to go.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I think the biggest barrier to people seeking help is fear of judgment and rejection. Human beings are social creatures. At our very core, we long to be accepted and loved. We want to belong. When we reach out for help, we admit that we are flawed, and as a result, we are unlovable. This leaves us vulnerable. Since this doesn't feel safe, we instinctively retreat, hide, and don't seek help. The problem with this is it makes things worse. The answer is to actually embrace vulnerability. Paradoxically, when we do this, we find other people feel the same way and we finally find the acceptance, love, and sense of belonging we were looking for all along.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$100

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Retreats

Group Session

Family Session

Individual Session

Couples Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling

Training / Certifications

NA

Licensure

NV, LCSW, 8322-C

Education

Masters of Social Work, Social Work, California State University, Chico

Work History

In my 16 years as a social worker, I have received diverse training and experience in multiple settings with a variety of people. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, school and hospital settings with people of all ages, and from many different backgrounds. I have provided supervision to interns as well as had the opportunity to work in management. I started my career in a small town in Wyoming at a rural outpatient clinic. There were very few resources in the area, which taught me to be creative in my therapy. In this job I was exposed to multiple duties (therapy, case management, administration, etc.), therapeutic modalities (CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, EFT, etc.), and a diverse client population. I worked with individuals, families, couples, and people ranging in age from 6-80. I also worked with the severely mentally ill who were being released from the local state mental hospital. This gave me exceptional experience and a strong foundation. In that setting, I learned that I loved working with teens, as I was able to connect with them and get through to them in a way that many others could not. As time went on, I realized I wanted to increase my skill set with younger children. This led me to working in a school setting. I provided individual and group therapy in both elementary and middle schools. I learned a lot about working with young children, which expanded my therapeutic skill set; however, most of the interventions needed were behavior based. That was not my passion, and I missed providing therapy. So I moved on to working in an outpatient hospital setting in Nevada where I ran the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program. Here I provided individual and group therapy to adolescents needing a higher level of care than just weekly counseling. During this time, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and a lot of things changed. I moved into a management position, started supervising social work interns, and seeing outpatient clients. I learned about more therapeutic modalities, such as Internal Family Systems and Inner Child Work and added it to my therapeutic toolbox. During the pandemic, I saw a significant increase in mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. I saw limited access to services and people waiting months before being able to receive help. I realized teletherapy would be a great way to help eliminate this barrier, get people the help they need, and help improve people’s quality of life while supporting and helping my own community. So I decided to open a private practice on the side to get people access to the help they need from anywhere.

Location

Remote Therapy, Gardnerville, 89460, NV