Holly McFarland


Get to know Holly

My Journey with You

Challenges can reveal various characteristics in individuals that can be conveyed through depression, anxiety, avoidance, loneliness, mistrust and oftentimes a sense of hopelessness; whether individually or within a relationship, these feelings are real. Please know you are not alone. This thing we call life can be as exhausting as it can be beautiful.

Holly has a passion for walking alongside individuals or couples as they identify the speed bumps in their life, discover any fractures that need repair, and repave the road for a smoother journey. For some, acknowledging there is a speed bump can be the most difficult step. You may not be able to readily identify the speed bump or how it appeared; you simply determine unfamiliar feelings now exist where familiarity once resided. Life stressors, communication concerns, phase of life transitions, or relationship challenges are all obstacles that in time if not addressed, can result in a life of discord.

Holly’s approach to counseling is to learn more about previous experiences that shape who you are today, as well as current circumstances in order to better understand you in this moment. She will meet you where you are in your journey creating a space free of judgment where you can be your most authentic self; this means bringing all of you, even the parts that feel fearful, resentful, ashamed, confused, or vulnerable. Everything you feel is important and deserves care, attention, and a voice. Once speed bumps are identified and genuine feelings have been revealed, the healing can begin. No matter how deep the fractures are in your current situation, there is always hope.

Living A Life of Resiliency

Holly was born and raised mostly in Houston, Texas but has lived in several states throughout her life. While she enjoyed the new locations and beginnings, there was always a period of adaptation to her new environment. Fortunately, Holly was raised to understand the importance of maintaining focus on the future and despite life’s challenges and loss, to continue moving forward with a hopeful mindset. “Resilience is the ability to adapt to difficult situations. When stress, adversity or trauma strikes, you still experience anger, grief and pain, but you're able to keep functioning — both physically and psychologically. However, resilience isn't about putting up with something difficult, being stoic or figuring it out on your own. In fact, being able to reach out to others for support is a key part of being resilient.” 

Getting to Know Holly

Holly enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her rescue dog, Franklin. She loves anything creative whether remodeling or refinishing furniture, painting, experimenting with her Cricut (which she’s had over ten years but has only used it a handful of times), traveling, reading, decorating and going to the movies. Holly believes in pursuing your dreams no matter how unattainable they may seem, encouraging words, new beginnings, time on the water, and the power of a smile.