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Connection Counseling Tupelo, MS Waiting Room

YOU DON'T HAVE TO NAVIGATE THIS ON YOUR OWN.

Together we move forward.

Connection Counseling Tupelo, MS Natchez

NATCHEZ

Therapy Dog In Training

Natchez is an AKC registered Labrador retriever. She most recently passed her AKC Canine Good Citizen test and is looking forward to taking her Therapy Dog examination very soon. This test was unfortunately postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is rising research showing the stress and anxiety reducing effects of dogs, and Natchez is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the clients of Connection Counseling however she can.

When Natchez is not training, she enjoys long walks, belly rubs, and playing with her family. Natchez’ favorite thing to do is going for a swim and she will do absolutely anything for a treat. How do you think we trained her so well?

Through education and experience, we are prepared to work through a number of issues with you:

Depression

Anxiety

Marital & Premarital Counseling

Codependency & Boundaries

Family Conflict

Easting Disorders

Life Adjustments & Transitions

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault

Stress 

Communication

Adolescent & Children’s Issues

Divorce & Family Dissolution

Personal Growth

Grief

Postpartum Depression & Women’s Issues

Trauma & Complex Issues

HOLLY PALMER

Licensed Professional Counselor

Holly Palmer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Holly has worked with hundreds of clients in various settings to promote real change and healing by striving to provide a safe environment where they feel seen, valued and heard. She believes in catering to the needs of each individual, couple, or family that comes through the door. Holly finds it a personal privilege to walk through the messiness on this side of Heaven with her clients and to see the Lord work healing in their lives. It is her hope that for at least one hour each week, you can come, sip on some coffee or tea and not feel like you have to fix everything on your own.

Holly has a particular interest and heart for families. As a child of divorce herself, she knows the struggles of that brokenness firsthand. She utilizes her specialized marriage training from John and Julie Gottman (Level 1 Certified) to help couples decrease reactivity, understand their relationship patterns, and move toward attunement. The marriage is the foundation for the emotional thermostat at home, and she works to improve functioning within the family unit. Holly is also currently completing her training in the evidenced based practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR therapy has been proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

Holly has been married to her husband, Blake, for six years and they have two beautiful little girls. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, exercising, cooking healthy meals, and spending time with her family.

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