Stepping Into Our Purpose

Stepping Stones Counseling and Wellness Center, founded by Kristian A. Holmes, LMHC, NCC, Ed.S, believes that every person's path to healing is different. A holistic and strength-based approach is taken with each individual, couple, or family that comes to counseling. In order to comprehensively serve each client, therapy is provided in both traditional and non traditional settings along with complementary alternatives to medicine. Let us help you turn that obstacle into a stepping stone so that you can transition into the next and best phase of your life.


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Kristian A. Holmes is the founder of Stepping Stones Counseling & Wellness Center. She is a licensed mental health counselor, National Certified Counselor, qualified supervisor of registered mental health interns, and certified Florida School Guidance Counselor with experience working with adults, children, adolescents and families in various settings such as schools, day treatment programs, criminal justice system, and as a private psychotherapist. Kristian obtained her Bachelor's, Master's and Specialist degrees from the University of Florida. 


She participated in a nine month community-based learning collaborative on Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in 2018-2019. Kristian is currently working towards becoming a nationally certified sex therapist. Additionally, she is a certified mental health provider in nutritional and integrative medicine (CMHIMP). Kristian's speaking engagements include serving as a panelist for the Broward County Library's Summer 2020 Social Justice Program: "Stand Up & Speak Out Series: Healing the Community," and as a guest speaker for Florida International University's 2021 Black History Month event, "Trauma & Mental Health in the Black Community."  

Kristian has worked with clients dealing with PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management problems, conduct disorder, ODD, relationship difficulties, grief, stress management, sexual orientation, sexual/reproductive health, and self-esteem. 


A holistic,strength-based, and sexological approach that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual is utilized in therapy along with other techniques and approaches that are complementary to the client's presenting concerns. Kristian is fully dedicated to helping her clients realize their potential through support and empowerment.