I am Riversage’s virtual practitioner, hailing from Montrose Colorado just on the other side of the San Juan Mountains from Durango. I enjoy the outdoor life that Colorado provides. When I am not in the office, my husband, children and I are playing on the water, hiking, and camping.

Communication is a passion of mine. Dr. Steven Hayes, the creator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy often points to the use of language as a source of suffering for humans. I truly agree that the way we talk to and about ourselves and others has a deep impact on our worldview and thus our interactions with world around us. I love working with teens and adults to improve mental wellbeing by helping them to find the roots of distress and working together to find improved ways of coping and engaging with stressors.

I use an array of therapeutic modalities to develop individualized treatment for each client as each person has their own unique experiences, emotions, and needs. I pull from a combination of Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) which focuses on emotion regulation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for improving psychological flexibility and distress tolerance, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which is useful for learning to interact with thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a more productive way. I am also trained in EMDR which can be useful in addressing distress caused by traumatic events, anxiety/phobias, pain, and addiction.

“Psychological flexibility is the ability to feel and think with openness, to attend voluntarily to your experience of the present moment, and to move your life in directions that are important to you, building habits that allow you to live life in accordance with your values and aspirations. It’s about learning not to turn away from what is painful, instead turning toward your suffering in order to live a life full of meaning and purpose.”

― Steven C. Hayes

Holly Brooks is Telehealth only, and can serve patients across all of Colorado.


Posted on

April 9, 2024