Beth M. Holloway, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. She has worked in the mental health field since 1994 with a background in family counseling, therapeutic foster/adoptive children and women’s issues. Her clients find counseling to be a safe, confidential place to speak about difficult situations without fear or shame. She is dedicated to competent counseling using evidenced based practices that allows for exploration of thoughts, feelings and needs. Her years of experience give her the ability to answer her client’s questions at the emotional level as well as the content level. Beth holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University. Some areas of counseling specialties include:
v Children and Adolescents: Beth’s work with therapeutic foster and adoptive children as well as their adult caregivers has been greatly rewarding. Her therapeutic work includes the treatment of attachment issues, academic underachievement, anger, phobias, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, low self-esteem, negative peer influence, sibling conflict, impulse control, sexual acting out and other behavioral modification needs. It is important that the parents are committed to participating in counseling process. Beth schedules some of the sessions with parents to improve parenting skills, respectful communication and relational connection with their child or adolescent.
v Depression and Other Mood Disorders: Many of the clients that Beth sees are struggling with feelings of hopelessness, irritability, and isolation. Other common symptoms of mood disorders include low energy, low self-esteem, loss of motivation and foreboding feelings of the future which respond to treatment over time. There are therapeutic interventions to help elevate your mood as we work to toward returning you to an adaptive level of functioning.
v Couples Counseling: If you are dating, engaged or have been married for years, private counseling can provide the opportunity or you to gain new insights into your history together, intimacy needs and overcoming conflict. I work with couples who want to learn how to turn toward one another and enjoy the everyday life that companionship, commitment and romance can provide.
v Family and Blended Family Counseling: Conflict and feelings of disappointment arise in every family. The benefits of family therapy are to develop confidences in interacting with one another, restore trust and respect, foster cooperation and establish healthy boundaries.
v Eating disorders: While in counseling, the combination of support from loved ones, your medical doctor, a qualified nutritionist and psychiatrist can produce the best outcomes. Each treatment plan is customized to the unique situation. Recovery is about learning to say to you body “I want to be your friend.” As you learn emotional regulation, identify triggers and cultivate distress tolerance, the issue will no longer be the intruder who has held you hostage. Now is the time to start taking your life back!
v Grief, Bereavement and Loss: Each one of us experiences grief due to the death of a loved one, illness, relationship changes, loss of a job or even the loss of a pet. This can be a tremendous adjustment. Counseling provides a supportive trusting relationship where clients can express feelings, concerns and needs as they work through the stages of grief at their own pace.
v Anxiety, Stress, Fears and Trauma: Albert Ellis created the A-B-C model which states that it is not merely an A-activating event that C-contributes to a dysfunctional emotions/behaviors, but it is the B-believe we have about that event (past, present or future). Counseling goals include collaborative stages of change, learning coping skills and identification of faulty beliefs. Beth’s work with abused client’s has helped them overcome shame and rewrite their personal story.
v Women’s Issues: Whether you are experiencing infertility, stage of life changes, codependency, assertiveness issues, domestic violence, betrayal, trauma or another forms of abuse, we can work together to make recovery possible. As we learn to allow our lives to speak, we gain the freedom of self-awareness and healing. It is possible to enjoy whole-hearted living through self-compassion, embracing our journey and daring to risk our hearts when we are ready.
v Bibliotherapy: Part of Beth’s counseling’s services is to recommend the most recent books and workbooks published on particular topics as appropriate to her client’s age, diagnosis and interest.
v Group Therapy: The extent of counseling work includes leading therapeutic groups
v Community Speaking: Beth is available to partner with organizations in the community for speaking engagements or mental and relational health education on various topics.
Some of the clinical approaches used in therapy depending on the specific need of client.
ü Attachment and Loss Theory, Dr. John Bowlby, Psychiatrist and Mary Ainsworth, Developmental Psychologist
ü Behavior Modification: Assertiveness Training, Social Skills Training, Impulse Control
ü Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Exposure Response Prevention, Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Psychiatrist and his daughter, Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.
ü Collaborative Problem Solving, Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
ü Couples Counseling, John M. Gottman, Ph.D. and Julie S. Gottman, Ph.D.
ü Couples Intimacy Issues, The Celebration of Sex, Douglas E Rosenau, Ph.D.
ü Greif, Shame and Loss, Brene Brown, Ph.D., Elisabeth Kuber-Ross and David Kessler
ü Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Marsha M. Linehan, American Psychologist and Author
ü Interactive Play Therapy and Sand Play, Barbara Turner, Ph.D.
ü Parenting with Love and Logic, Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D.
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You can read some of Beth Holloway’s Blog Posts at: http://rosariocounseling.com/blog/