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Dr. Danny Holland is a Licensed Professional Counselor and one of the owners of The Psychotherapy Center, in Norfolk, Virginia.  He is also a Faculty Member in the Psychology and Counseling Department of Regent University, in Virginia Beach, Virginia and a former faculty member of Eastern Virginia Medical School.  He is the author two books (You Are Here: A Straightshooting Guide to Mapping Your Future; Reaching Teens In Their Natural Habitat: A Guide for Savvy Parents) and has train parents, youth, educators and other professionals all over the world for 30 years.

Clinically, he has provided outpatient psychotherapy for individuals ranging from early adolescence to adults including services for couples (including pre-marriage, marriage, remarriage, family transitions, divorce), and families (including parenting, step-parenting issues, blended family issues, deployment and other issues).   His clinical areas of focus have included anxiety disorders, ADHD, depression, marital issues, panic disorders, sexual problems, military issues, mood issues, grief, loss, PTSD, OCD, LGBT issues, life transitions, oppositional defiance, Autism Spectrum Disorder, child behavior issues, foster child issues, parenting issues, alcohol and other substance issue addiction, as well as spiritual issues.  He also specializes in treating military and first responders and their families.  He utilizes a variety of techniques including his advanced training in treating trauma-related symptoms and training in consequence based parenting strategies.

He and his wife, Jamie, have four children (Josh, Caleb, Ethan and Alana) and live in Virginia Beach.

 

Danny presents on topics related to his areas of research which have included:

SACES Regional Conference 2016, New Orleans, LA  – Topic:  Positive Counseling: Moving from What’s Wrong to What’s Strong

ACA National Conference 2016, Montreal, Canada  – Topic:  Positive Psychology Interventions

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Chronic Illness Conference, EVMS  – Topic:  Communicating Effectively with Adolescents in Crisis

National Youth-At-Risk Conference  – Topic:  Combating Cultural Influences of the Digital Media that are Undermining the Development of Millennials: Effective Strategies for Professional Counselors, Counselor Educators and Important Stakeholders.

American School Counselors Association National Conference  – Topics:  Combating Cultural Influences of the Digital Media that are Undermining the Development of Millennials: Effective Strategies for Professional Counselors, Counselor Educators and Important Stakeholders.

Virginia Counselors Association Convention – Topic:  Combating Cultural Influences of the Digital Media that are Undermining the Development of Millennials: Effective Strategies for Professional Counselors, Counselor Educators and Important Stakeholders.

Virginia Commonwealth University: Virginia Mentorship Conference – Keynote Topic: Mentoring Today’s Youth.

Virginia Mental Health Worker Convention – Topic: Reaching and Keeping Kids:  Techniques that Really Work.

Virginia Safe Schools Conferences, 2003-2007 – Keynote and Workshop Topics: The North American Teenager In Its Natural Habitat, Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work, Raising Critical Thinkers, Customized Communication, Kids and Khemicals, Protecting the Gift, Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Has Our Kids’ Attention and What’s Their Message?

National Youth Worker Conferences    (Youth Specialties)   2005-2007, Los Angeles, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Charlotte, NC – Topic:  Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work, Creative Communication.

National DARE America Conference                                                   2005

Topic: Media Influences on Today’s Youth, Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work.

Utah National Gang Conference                                                           2007

Keynote Presentation:  Shaping Forces of Today’s Adolescents, and Effective Strategies to Reduce Gang Involvement.

Association of Christian Schools International Conferences                  2006-2008

Conference Locations:  Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR;  Orlando, FL; District of Columbia; Phoenix, AZ; Colorado Springs, CO; Honolulu, HI; San Francisco, CA; Dayton, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Charlotte, NC; Indianapolis, IN; St. Paul, MN

Keynote Presentations and Workshops:  The North American Teenager In Its Natural Habitat, Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work, Raising Critical Thinkers, Customized Communication, Kids and Khemicals, Protecting the Gift, Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Has Our Kids’ Attention and What’s Their Message?

Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Conference       2005-2006

Keynote and Workshop Topics:  The North American Teenager In Its Natural Habitat, Reaching and Keeping Kids: Techniques that Really Work, Raising Critical Thinkers, Customized Communication, Protecting the Gift, Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Has Our Kids’ Attention and What’s Their Message?

Wyoming Violence Against Women Conference                                  2006

Topics: Strategies for Combating Sexualized Violence.

Virginia Psychological Association Convention                                   1998

Presentation Title:  The Adult Brain and Learning.

Faculty In-Services or Division-Wide Employee Training                    1998-2007

Divisions:  Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, Virginia; York County Schools, Yorktown, Virginia; Fredericksburg Public Schools, Fredericksburg, Virginia; Stafford Public Schools, Stafford, Virginia; Charlottesville Public Schools, Charlottesville, Virginia; Prince William County Schools, Prince William, Virginia; Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia; Davis County Schools, St. Lake City, Utah; Indianapolis City Public Schools, Indianapolis, Indiana; Miami Public Schools, Miami, Florida.

Public and Private School Presentations                                               1998-2010

Presentations on Media Influence, behavior risks, suicide prevention, violence reduction, critical thinking, substance abuse prevention, bullying and other key topics have been presented to students in hundreds of schools.