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Norma M. Holmes is a bilingual (Spanish/English) psychotherapist  specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and severe and persistent mental health issues. She maintains a private practice in Lake Ridge, Virginia.

With over 25 years of clinical experience in private and government settings, and as a graduate of Carlos Albizu University, The Fielding University, and Virginia Tech University, specializing in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Norma has received specialized training in providing psychological services to combat veterans with PTSD, Depression and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She has extensive experience in working with active duty military personnel and their families.

Norma Holmes is an integrative therapist. The main theoretical approcaches that guides her work  are cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. Within these perspectives, she draws from solution-focused, behavioral and some aspects of pychodynamic approaches.  When working with couples, her  therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback, and to educate clients to recognize dysfunctional thoughts and patterns of behaviors in their relationship. She believes that this approach can further help clients learn and develop effective communication skills to help them effectively address personal life challenges. When working with individual clients from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, she  integrates complementary methodologies and techniques such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and other evidence-based approaches  to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing, and effective heal their suffering. 

Education
Carlos Albizu University, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California
Virginia Tech 

License, Certifications & Awards
LPC, LMFT
Board Certified Professional Counselor

Additional Training
Post-Master Certifcate, Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Psychotherapy  Association

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