Dr. Holland specializes in treatment of children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. His work is heavily focused on confronting feared situations, improving coping skills, reducing avoidance behaviors, and moving towards maintenance and recovery. Dr. Holland’s expertise is in therapy for the following conditions:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related concerns
- Anxiety Disorders, including Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Phobias, Panic, and general anxiety
Dr. Holland earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Southern Methodist University after receiving a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. During doctoral training at SMU, he trained with some of the leading researchers in OCD and anxiety. Dr. Holland went on to earn specialized certification in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for treating OCD and related disorders through The International OCD Foundation. In addition to clinical work, he has taught and trained graduate students in cognitive behavioral therapy at SMU and UTSW. He received the teaching excellence award for a CBT course he taught at UT Southwestern.
Dr. Holland received clinical training and experience at SMU’s Anxiety Research & Treatment Program, Children’s Medical Center, and UC Davis’ Children’s Hospital. Throughout his career, he spent significant time practicing CBT in the treatment of anxiety disorders with adults and children, posttraumatic stress in adults and children, depression in children, and behavioral problems in children.
Dr. Holland has been working with kids and adolescents in some capacity since he began teaching swimming lessons at 15. He likes to spend his free time with his daughter, an art-loving elementary schooler, and his partner, who is a neuroscientist working on her postdoctoral fellowship.