Houston Adolescent and Young Adult Counselor
Have you ever wondered who you are and what you are doing in life? Do you find yourself feeling lost and unsure of which direction to take? Life can feel overwhelming and intimidating; whether it be starting high school, choosing a college or figuring out your next career move, I can help you calm your nerves and move forward in life with confidence. The journey in and out of adolescence and adulthood can be stressful. Having an empathetic professional to tackle these transitions with you can be an unbelievable asset. I understand the difficulties that come with these stages of life and I can provide support through an honest and meaningful relationship. I provide individualized, genuine care tailored to each client through empathy and connection. I help clients develop the tools they need to succeed. Your success is achieved through the use of mentalization, psychodynamic, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
From a very young age, I have had a way of connecting with people in a way that allows them to feel comfortable. It can appear to be a scary world out there between social media, bullying, suicide, school shootings, and image issues. These all contribute to the complicated life of an adolescent. I am passionate about providing a safe place for clients to express themselves, gain a better understanding of the patterns in their lives, and work towards their goals. My expertise spans a variety of struggles; including anxiety, self-worth, behavioral problems, relationship conflict, communication, adoption, and other underlying issues that get in the way of living a fully satisfying life.
I have experience working with teenagers and young adults from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings. My specialized experience, working as a Social Worker at a performing and visual arts high school, has allowed me to understand the teenage brain in a unique way, which also allows me to understand the ins and outs of the current high school experience. I have worked as an outpatient therapist and on an intensive outpatient team serving adolescent and adult clients with complex clinical cases. As a master’s level intern at Baylor College of Medicine Community Programs, I mentored students in the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program and worked with the Heart and Sole Program coaching middle school girls on aspects of self-love. Additionally, I spent 4 years working with children aged 6 months to 6 years who were in the foster care system and/or had special needs.
I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help, but it is the bravest thing you can do. Please let me know if I can be helpful in any way.
with Houston therapist, Holly Lark
Holly is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) #64418. She has a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Development with a minor in Counseling from The University of Arizona. She went onto earn her Master of Social Work from The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.