Holly George Licensed Mental Health Counselor

"I serve as a guide to a client's inner self, providing support as they courageously navigate their internal landscape."

About Holly

Holly George, M.A., LMHC, is a seasoned psychotherapist based in Honolulu, specializing in addiction treatment and mental health counseling. With over 30 years of experience, Holly has devoted her career to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate the complexities of psychological and substance-related challenges. Her approach is deeply rooted in compassion and empathy, guided by a strong commitment to client-centered therapy.

Holly's practice focuses on creating a supportive and understanding environment where clients can explore their emotions and behaviors without judgment. She excels in addressing a wide range of issues, including substance abuse, relationship conflicts, parenting difficulties, and personal growth challenges. Holly is particularly skilled at working with clients who struggle with self-worth and communication problems within their relationships.

Her therapeutic techniques are eclectic and tailored to the specific needs of her clients. Holly incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy into her practice. This integrative approach helps her clients achieve sustainable changes and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Holly’s commitment to her clients extends beyond traditional therapy sessions. She actively engages in continued education and community service, staying updated with the latest research and methodologies in the field of mental health and addiction counseling. Holly's warm, assertive, and empathetic nature makes her a pillar in her community, where she is not only a therapist but also an educator and advocate for mental health awareness.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC): State of Hawaii, valid through November 2026.
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC): (Anticipated completion March 2024).
  • CPR and First Aid Certified.


  • Bachelor of Arts in English: University of California-Los Angeles, March 1990.
  • Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education: California State University-Dominguez Hills, June 1992.
  • Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences: Bastyr University, December 2007.


  • Private Practice Therapist and Certified Divorce Mediator: Managed a busy private practice in Washington State, providing psychotherapy and mediation for nearly 15 years.
  • Substance Abuse Specialist III: State of Hawaii, Department of Public Safety, providing substance abuse prevention education and counseling to inmates.
  • In-Facility Counselor: The Salvation Army - Addiction Treatment Services, offered substance abuse education and counseling in correctional facilities.


  • Counseling and Psychotherapy: Proficient in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems Therapy.
  • Crisis Intervention: Experienced in managing acute psychological crises and providing immediate support and stabilization.
  • Group Facilitation: Skilled in leading therapeutic groups and educational workshops.
  • Communication: Effective at communicating complex concepts clearly and empathetically in both one-on-one and group settings.