Our mission is to provide the highest quality mental health care that promotes empowerment, enhances wellness and strengthens our community. The clinical team at Laguna Psych, Inc. will work closely with other professionals to provide the most comprehensive care for our clients. We collaborate with primary care clinicians, specialists, registered dieticians, alternative health providers, and other professionals in the area to support your total health and wellness.
Holly is the CEO and owner of Laguna Family Health Center, Inc. She is dual licensed as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric / mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). As an NP, Holly sees patients independently and offers many of the same services as a medical doctor, yet combines both medical and nursing perspectives. Holly has experience in inpatient psychiatry, outpatient/private practice, chemical dependency/addiction medicine, primary care, and emergency settings. After working in all of these settings, she saw the need in the community for higher quality mental health services that offered personalized care for patients, psychiatry appointments that are comprehensive, and treating the patient/family in a holistic manner, not just as seen as symptoms and disorders. As an NP, she can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications if needed. As a faculty member at CSULB, she also teaches psychopharmacology and thus offers evidence-based expert consultations for patients and other clinicians in the community. She aims for the least amount of medications with her clients and believes that medications can assist as the catalyst for the work that is done in therapy, in addition to improving other aspects of self-care/healing.
Holly's specialty areas include mood disorders, women's mental health, adolescent mental health, borderline personality disorder, and addiction/chemical dependency. Holly sees adolescents (age 12 ) and adults for medication management /psychopharmacology consultations. Holly's practice style is one of collaboration with patients and she focuses on teaching, health promotion, and integrative care. She incorporates brief therapy into her work with clients and utilizes several different styles including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and mindfulness to form an individual treatment plan with the client. Holly believes strongly in empowering her clients to take an active role in their physical and mental health, with a focus on a client's strengths and innate capacity to heal. For clients that are already connected with a therapist and are in need of a clinician for medications, Holly will work closely in collaboration with the therapist for the best solution-focused care of the client.