Holly the therapist
Ready to give you the support you need to cope with life's
Generalist counselling services are available, or help can be offered in one of the areas I am passionate about below:
- Life transitions
- Divorce & Relationship Issues
- Low Self-Worth
- Complex Family Dynamics
- Toxic Relationships
- Healing Childhood Wounds
- Transcending the Ego
No matter what you are going through, with the right support you can experience:
- More confidence
- Increased well-being
- More social ease
- Healthier relationships
- A healthier nervous system
- Greater sense of purpose
- A healthier mental attitude
- A stable sense of self
Current Offerings and Services
All counselling sessions are tailored to your unique needs. Through empathetic listening, individualized assessments, and evidenced-based techniques, together we can formulate a treatment plan that will empower you to make positive changes in your life.
In 2023, Holly sold her group practice clinic in the Kootenays and moved to the sunny Okanagan. All sessions are now conducted via telehealth by phone or zoom. At present, no in-person counselling is offered and she does not accept new referrals from the Kootenay Boundary region.
An entrepreneur at heart, Holly can assist you by offering personalized guidance and mentorship to help you set up and maintain a successful therapeutic business. She has been in private practice for 9 years and within six years, built and sold a thriving group practice that housed a dozen therapists. She has also supervised 4 Master's Students on practicum.
She also offers support to writers and other creatives birthing their creations into the world.
Do you have an obstacle you don't know how to overcome? Let's collaborate! Problem solving unique solutions to unique problems is one of my gifts.
Holly believes in the power of shared
connection as it facilitates growth and healing. She offers a non-judgmental space to be curious and collaborate with you during clinical consultation.
She aims to support clinicians in their professional development, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for their clients and more confidence in one's practice.
Every human alive has "stuff" - it is good to unpack it now and then.
Sessions Fees & Costs
50 Minute Sessions -
Holly's willingness to lend a caring hand, honest support and logical thinking has helped me in every area of my life. The sense of pure and unbiased approach can help and support anyone in their area of need.
Holly was recommended to me after the death of my husband. Her guidance and inspiration helped me to grow into an independent person and showed me the tools that I already had that have made me a survivor. I continue to see Holly periodically….not because of my grief but because I truly believe we all need a little “Holly” in our lives from time to time.
There are no words to describe my gratitude for Holly and her guidance. Holly’s authentic self lends to her approach; she’s personable and genuinely invested in each client ~ S.H.
I have seen Holly Smee for therapy for years. I have complex ptsd among other things. My issues are stubborn. Holly has remained very persistent and patient over the years. I appreciate her professionalism while maintaining incredible kindness ~ K.J.
qualifications & trainings
I believe strongly in the healing power of knowledge, and as
a result, strive to keep my brain fresh with current research
and best practice, so that you can get the most effective
and efficient service for your investment in health.
Way of the Heart Level 1 - 2023
Way of the Heart Gateway Training - 2023
Rebirth (Lee Harris) - 2023
Spirit Talker (Shawn Leonard) - 2023
EMDR & Polyvagal Theory EMDR - 2022
Secondary Trauma EMDR - 2022
Sex Therapy and EMDR - 2022
The Role of Spirituality in Trauma Wounding EMDR - 2022
Ego States Therapy Interventions (Dissociation) EMDR - 2022
SARK's Soulful Writing Salon - 2021
Rebirth - 2021
Shame, Resistance, and Trauma in Complex PTSD EMDR - 2020
Spirit Talker - 2020 (on-going)
Shadow Work - 2020
Empaths VS. Narcissists - 2020
EMDR Canada Conference - 2019
EMDR for Personality Disorders - 2018
Awakening your LIght Body - 2018
Psychedelic Psychotherapy - 2018
Gabor Mate's Compassionate Enquiry - 2018
Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy - 2018
Structural Dissociation and Attachment EMDR - 2018
Equilateral: Equine Assisted EMDR - 2018
EMDR Canada Conference - 2017
Transpersonal Psychology: Mindful Resonance EMDR - 2017
Feel me, See me, Hear me: EMDR Neuroscience - 2017
Reprocessing Years 0-3: When there are no Words - EMDR 2016
Trans Care BC - 2016
EAGALA: Equine Assisted Growth and Learning - 2016
Somatic Experiencing EMDR - 2016
EMDR Level 1 and 2 - 2015
Narrative Therapy - 2015
Critical Incident Stress Management: Individual Debriefing - 2015
Core Addictions Practice - 2015
Trauma Informed Practice - 2014
Indigenous Cultural Competency - 2014
Nutrient Power 2013
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Social Skills Training for Psychosis - 2013
Early Psychosis Intervention - 2013
Eating Disorders Clinical Training - 2012
Applied Suicide Intervention and Skills Training - 2012
Advanced Motivational Interviewing - 2010
Domestic Violence - 2010
Aboriginal Justice - 2010
Effective and Purposeful Interventions - 2010
Risk Needs Assessment PSR - 2010
Motivational Interviewing - 2010
Conflict Resolution and Crisis Intervention - 2009
Discrimination Prevention - 2009