Darcy Holm

LMHC, NCC

Darcy Holm

LMHC, NCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - MH18182
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Fees typically range from $165-$200 depending on scope of client need and therapeutic focus. I do offer a sliding scale for those who present with financial hardships.
Free 20 minute assessment and consultation!
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

South Burlington, Vermont 05403

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My Approach to Helping

You're looking for someone who understands the running thoughts, the constant worry, the perpetual dissatisfaction with life and yearning for something to change. You just don't know how to get there. You may even feel alone in your inability to be happy in the world while you imagine it must be so easy for everyone else. You will find that therapy with me that is collaborative, nonjudgmental, and personalized to your experiences and preferences. Our work together is just that, a team approach. You won't be left to navigate your healing while I nod in the corner and ask you "How does that make you feel?" That would drive us both nuts.
Together we can get to the root of the issues; we can find the authentic parts of you that have been hidden to meet expectations. We will undo the "shoulds" you place on yourself, discover your true values, your unique identity, and help you embrace life with confidence and joy. You'll gain coping skills to navigate the hard parts that naturally come with living life to the fullest and useful insights into how to step out of your own way and allow yourself to be happy and fulfilled.

More Info About My Practice

Whether you're seeking counseling for yourself, you and your partner, or your teen, you've come to the right place. You don't have to settle for an "okay" life or a relationship that leaves you wanting more. If I feel I cannot help you, I will be honest and provide you a referral and point you in the right direction. While my depth of experience extends from addictions to personality disorders, from relationship issues to severe anxiety, I know my limits and won't pretend to be the expert in problems I know I'm not trained in how to solve.
You deserve a therapist who is competent, hard working, and dedicated to helping you achieve your best life and becoming your best self. I pride myself on being able to be equals with my clients and jump into problems with them, not just talk at them from a pedestal. I'm the expert in mental health, you're the expert in you, let's work together to get you where you want to be.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Therapy is not simply just coming in and sharing your problems and being told what to do. It's an open dialogue with someone who can find connections and correct underlying thought patterns and behaviors that get in the way of you living the life you want to be living. If you're looking to have better relationships, for instance, we would assess current relationships and identify what's dissatisfying, what your goals are, how you want to feel and behave in relationships, what factors into you choosing relationships, and how you may be reenacting unhealthy patterns you saw in relationships growing up. There's so much that goes into therapy and the bulk of it is learning skills, changing perspectives, developing a better understanding of yourself and your internal world, and releasing the parts of your past that hinder your progress forward. Psychotherapy is about becoming emotionally connected to yourself and others, developing greater awareness, and increasing effective behaviors that reinforce who you are and what you want your life to be like.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

It takes courage and strength to admit that you don't have all the answers and don't know how to get to where you want to go. It takes vulnerability and humility to admit that perhaps you are the cause of some of your problems and to acknowledge that you want to change things. Even the fact that you're considering going to therapy demonstrates that you have a level of insight and a drive for better that most people don't share. It's not easy to call ourselves out and admit that we have faults, and these faults do not make us weak, they make us human. There is no perfect specimen - we are all just trying to do the best we can and sometimes we need help to do better.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Contrary to what most people think, choosing a therapist is more about the fit of personalities than about their qualifications. Tap into how you feel when reading through therapist bios and find one that appears welcoming and elicits a sense of warmth. The therapeutic relationship actually becomes a model for other relationships in your life, so it will develop also over time and may hit a bump or two. Take advantage of free assessments and speak with a few before you decide. You will also want to ask and ensure that they can help you with the problems you are bringing into therapy, so do not be afraid to ask about trainings they have received or modalities they highlight. Finding a good therapist is a lot like finding a good pair of shoes. You want a good fit first and foremost, one that can provide strong support but who does not do the walking for you. Clients guide the therapeutic process, the therapist is there to point out blind spots and potholes along the way.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Legal Documentation
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am an LGBT-Affirmative therapist and work extensively with this population. I also utilize SMART recovery based principles in working with addictions, both substances andor behavioral, love, or food. I also am extensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, mood, and personality disorders.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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