I imagine something in your life is bringing you pain. I want you to know that you don’t have to walk through this on your own. I value the bravery and vulnerability that it takes to reach out for support, to challenge yourself to look at old wounds and patterns, and to share life’s messy bits. I believe that you are doing the best you can with the skills you have. You may have learned certain patterns and behaviors as a way of keeping yourself safe and making it through your world. Together we can work to honor the parts of you that protected you while creating new patterns that will serve you in creating a life in line with your current values. I am so honored to help you change the relationship that you have with your emotions, yourself, and the world around you.
Hello! I’m Dr. Adrianna Holness and I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and Founder of Worth and Wellness Psychology. As a Latina and Black woman, I welcome conversations surrounding identity, biracial, and minority stress, and helping you identify and relate to yourself in a way that honors who you want to show up as in the world.
I understand the daily and sometimes exhausting balancing act of being condensed into the stereotypes of how you look on the outside, needing to work harder to stand out, and sometimes even harder to blend in, all while wanting to be seen and understood for who you truly are.
Like you, I try to do this whole being a human thing to the best of my abilities and my self-growth journey will always read, in progress. I know how hard it is to show up and do the work and I know it’s a beautiful thing when you do. It’s my honor to enter into that space with you no matter what kind of day it is.
For the past decade, I’ve had the honor of sitting with clients as they navigate difficult life transitions. I consider it a privilege to hold space for you in your journey towards healing. I am a culturally centered, anti-racist therapist and I am dedicated to providing a safe space for you. I practice from an intersectional feminist lens - which means that I get curious about how the different aspects of your beautiful identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, size, etc…) show up in your experiences as a woman. No one person is the same and I will prioritize learning about who you truly are - especially in the spaces where you may have experienced oppression and/or invisibility.
If you are ready to address past or recent trauma, I received specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE), and EMDR, all of which are gold-standard treatments for trauma and PTSD.
Past clients have shared that our sessions were the first place they felt like they could truly be all of themselves without reservations, fear, or embarrassment. I love the work I get to do and I feel honored to be invited into this space as you explore the intersection of your identity – those spaces where you may often feel unseen, misunderstood, or unwelcome. I believe that my clients are both capable and worthy of change and that you are doing the absolute best you can with the skills that you have right now.
If this seems like a fit for your goals, feel free to send me an email or check out my website. You can learn more about me and book a free 30-minute consultation.