Welcome! I am Nina Linda Jane Holmes, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 16 years of clinical and 72 years of life experience. My interesting background in diverse fields (race horses, transportation and food industries) gives me rich experience from which to have compassion for the problems and stressors of my clients.
Stress, dysfunction and/or trauma, as an individual and/or in relationship with others, in a marriage or committed relationship, between parents and children/teens, in the workplace, etc., create significant mental stress as to cause mental health disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD).
I offer my services in guiding you towards deeper personal fulfillment in your own life especially when it comes to relationships, as I am a Certified Advanced Imago Therapist. Imago Therapy, developed by Harville Hendrix, PhD and his wife, Helen Hunt, PhD, utilizes communication skills to help people reconnect, repair and recreate their relationships. I also enjoy helping parents learn effective parenting skills for raising self-responsible, self-confident children.
If you are looking for assistance in areas other than with your relationships, I have considerable experience working with individuals struggling with challenges such as psychosis, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, mood swings, and trauma.
I hope my website will help you learn about me and the ways in which I can be of help to you. I include information about my qualifications, methods, rates, and contact information. A page devoted to Imago Therapy, with a subpage on NonViolent Communication, will help you learn more about Imago Therapy. After an initial interview by phone, if we agree to work together, I will send you an invitation to my client portal where you may fill out and sign the paperwork. I will also review the paperwork at our first session. If you prefer, I provide an intake form and an Informed Consent Form under ABOUT YOU, for you to complete in the privacy and comfort of your own home or office before your first appointment.
I welcome you to contact me by phone or by email for any additional questions or concerns not covered here on my site. I hope to provide you with a sense of who I am and how I will work with you.