Candace Holloman, MS, LPC
We often see the beautiful side of becoming a mother and hear how incredibly rewarding it can be. And while these things are certainly true, the reality of being a mom in today's world can also be overwhelming, scary, and even lonely at times. Along with joy and love, mothers can also feel sadness, anxiety, anger, fear, shame, burnout, and isolation.
I have been there too. During my own journey through motherhood, I've experienced the frustration, the hopelessness, the sense of panic... the late nights or long days when it feels like you're alone in the world and exhausted beyond anything you've ever experienced. I've had the breakdowns and angry outbursts when I just couldn't handle the crushing fear and burden of being responsible for All. The. Things. anymore. And yes, I've also even put on a strong face and taken on WAY too much, while pushing my own physical and mental wellness to the side- only to deeply regret it later.
Working together, we will reach a place where you can better understand yourself and your reality as a mom, no matter what stage of motherhood you are experiencing. My goal is to make you feel supported, to help you see your world through a new lens, and to allow you to rediscover yourself outside of being a mother. I will teach you to connect with your family and your environment in a healthier way, while also helping you see that making time for yourself is important and OK! I will show you that there IS a light at the end of the tunnel, and I will guide you through this trying time in your life in a way that makes you feel calmer, happier, and more fulfilled as a person AND as a mother. It can be liberating just to ask for help from a counselor- I encourage you to place as much value on yourself as you do the others in your life and take this first step.
As a counselor and founder of Calm Connection Counseling, my specialty and passion is mental health counseling for mothers facing anxiety, stress, burnout, depression, and the many challenges that come with life transitions. I offer live online video sessions because my goal is to make access to mental health counseling simple and convenient for busy moms!
My previous experience includes working with women and families experiencing domestic violence and dysfunction. I graduated from Avila University with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Washburn University.