Sarah Holland, LPC
There is a quote by Audrey Hepburn that has become a life motto for me, and it states: “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!" I am an EMDR trained Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I believe we are all put here on this Earth together to help one another. I am passionate about helping people tap into their potential and become the best version of themselves. Stemming from my desire to help people and our communities, I have served in restorative justice and community development to help cultivate individuals and watch them flourish within their communities. People are worth investing in; this is why I became a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am committed to helping individuals learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs. Using an integrative model of change, I will highlight the strengths of different theories. As a disabled veteran, I have helped develop several programs for veterans transitioning from military life to civilian life because while I remember how much struggle I encountered in my transitional journey, today, with help from others, I am flourishing. I am fortunate to celebrate my life with my wonderful husband and three dogs (Ember, Mikey, and Skylar).
Education & Experience
B.A. in Psychology, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, TX (2011-2014) M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, TX (2014- Aug 2017) Honors and Recognition Phi Kappa Phi Gamma Beta Phi – Historian Chi Sigma Iota
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
Community Service and Volunteering Crime Victim Awareness Ceremony Criminal Justice Professionals in the Coastal Bend Region (2011-2102) Worked alongside the Sherriff’s department, District Attorney’s office, Hope of South Texas and CASA to honor the criminal justice professionals who throughout the year have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Military Veteran Peer Network Basic Training Course Victoria, TX (2016) Sometimes, people need a hand in slowing the internal disquiet and conflict that combat, deployment, military sexual trauma, or other abnormal situations produce. No one is better prepared to speak with a Veteran about her experiences than another Veteran, a peer. VCAMP Houston, TX (2017) Veteran Court Mentors provide behavioral health education, and innovative tools and technical assistance to develop local Mentoring Programs and increase capacity of existing veteran’s treatment court serving justice-involved veterans. Training topics include suicide prevention and intervention, strategic planning, family resiliency, substance abuse, domestic violence awareness, resource coordination, and mindfulness. Operation Not Forgotten Coastal Bend Chapter (2016-2017) Vet Life Community is a network of local community meeting of veterans helping veterans face to face - offering tools necessary to assess current levels of functioning. Awarded my Life Coach Training Certificate to help coach veterans as they transition back into life outside the military.
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Traumatic Incident
- Community Mental Health Center
- Correctional Facility
- Residential Treatment Facility
- Veteran Center
- BlueCross BlueShield