Is used to improve
- Parenting Skills
When needing help to heal from
- Painful past & abuse
- Addictions & compulsions
- Anxiety & depression
- Mental illness
Counseling is a conversation between the client and therapist. The focus of this conversation is to help a person (or group of people) address a problem. Usually in counseling a diagnosis will be determined and a treatment plan co-designed by the therapist & client.
Holly has 35 years of experience providing counseling to individuals, families and groups. She focuses on the strengths of the client to support their desired or needed change. Holly is on many insurance panels fo rthose wishing to use their insurance. Self pay provides the opportunity to maintain full client confidentiality and self determination. Holly offers a sliding fee scale to help make self pay more affordable to those in need.
Practitioner’s Counseling Background
Holly Stratton Schmitt carries a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Missouri Clinical Social Work license. She has been in practice from 1984.
She was raised by parents who were also licensed clinical social workers. They provided counseling out of their home. By age 11 Holly was attending workshops/seminars, thereby (unknowingly at the time) beginning her training as a therapist.
Initial professional training:
-Hakomi: Boulder, CO (1984-1986). This is a body-centered psychotherapy. For more information please see: www.hakomi.com
-Buddhist meditation & philosophy: Boulder, CO Naropa (1984-1986)
Bachelors Degrees: Anthropology & Spanish (1984) University of Missouri-St. Louis
Master’s degree: Clinical Social Work (1989) Arizona State University
“As a young woman I knew I wanted to help the world in some way. I decided that helping individuals reach their highest potential and families successfully create a loving environment for themselves would be a satisfying career.”