Deborah Holt
Family Therapy, PLLC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Dallas, Texas


 Welcome! I admire your courage and vulnerability.


Have you and your partner been caught in a vicious cycle, resulting in feelings of exhaustion, insecurity, hopelessness, and resentment? Are you having a difficult time communicating and relating to your partner? Do you desire emotional connection and security with your partner and loved ones? You or your partner may have engaged in an unfaithful act, overloaded with work or parental duties, experiencing complexity in the blending of two households, or feel inspired to foster personal growth.

Regardless of what you are experiencing, I am glad you are here as sustainable change starts with you. The challenges we encounter can be overwhelming, resulting in feelings of isolation, uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. It is okay to ask for help, as we all need a platform to process and talk about our experiences and emotions. You do not have to be alone in your struggle, I am here to help.

My name is Deborah. I am a fully licensed marriage and family therapist and a fifth-year doctoral candidate. I have completed my clinical training at one of the world’s foremost research institutions here in Dallas. I have obtained extensive and specialized training in couples, family, and individual counseling, using a highly effective therapeutic model involving adult attachment. I carry years of experience helping individuals like yourselves find hope and peace again.

My hope is that this may be a rich and raw growing experience that allows you to feel safe and validated, mature into the most desired version of yourself, and let your best self be seen in your relationships. I will work collaboratively with you to provide the support, insight, and tools you need to achieve a life with deep purpose and intention. If you allow yourself to be open to and trust in the therapeutic process, you may see authentic beauty unfold in your life and your relationship with others. With that being said, I look forward to creating meaningful shifts with you!



I strongly recommend Deborah Holt as a therapist. She has many excellent therapeutic skills based on a deep understanding of human development and the family as a system. Her broad background provides a basis for understanding and working with people from all walks of life. I would strongly recommend her to my family members when needing counseling.

Deborah Holt is one of the brightest students I had in many years of teaching family therapists. She has keen insight for helping clients with a wide array of problems. Deborah has clinical skills far beyond her age and experience. She does well with clients of all ages and backgrounds. Deborah has strong understanding of people from all walks of life and will facilitate their improvement whatever the presenting issue from divorce/remarriage, life adjustment issues, couple relationships, parenting issues to depression and anxiety management (anger issues). She is one of the best available in North Texas.
— Dr. Glen Jennings, Professor Emeritus of Family Therapy Texas Woman’s University
Deborah is a dedicated therapist who has done extensive research on high-conflict couples and blended family issues. Using a present-focused approach, you will experience a shift in your situation through her use of emotionally focused therapy techniques, with close attention to your needs and pacing in counseling. She is relatable and enthusiastic about her work, with an innovative and collaborative mind, and a heart that’s always ready to help clients.
— Tran Nguyen, MS, LMFT
Deborah Holt has the intuitive and experiential toolkits required for helping clients find what they need for improving their valued relationships. When she was an undergraduate psychology major, Deborah collaborated with me on research predicting eating disorders, reflecting her early interests in “people-helping.” Since then, Deborah has developed impressive therapy skills that complement her natural capacities for promoting healing, understanding, and authenticity.
— Harvey Ginsburg, Ph.D. & Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Texas State University
Caring, kind, and professional, Deborah Holt is a family therapist who makes a difference in so many lives.
— Dr. Linda Brock, Professor, PhD, LMFT-Supervisor, LPC
Deborah has a unique ability to empower others through compassion and constructive honesty. She is an extremely supportive therapist and holds herself accountable by staying informed on current research and constantly pursuing professional development. Any client who seeks Deborah’s assistance will benefit from a relatable person who will challenge you, while also creating a safe space for growth and positive change.
— Anne Streett, MS, LMFT
Deborah is a wonderful therapist, cognizant of meeting clients where they are and providing a safe environment for them to express their feelings. Deborah provides unconditional positive regard and always advocates for her clients and their success. Challenging her clients to do better and obtain their goals is one of her specialties.
— Sharaya Erickson, MS, LMFT
I have had the pleasure to work with Deborah Holt and see her evolve into a compassionate, competent, and effective family therapist. Deborah carries a wealth of knowledge and education that has allowed her to use a multitude of therapeutic approaches that is tailored to the specific needs of individuals and families. Deborah is dedicated to helping her clients improve their quality of life and overcome life difficulties.
— Amie Poore, BSN, RN
Deborah Holt is incredibly reliable, dedicated, and has remarkable drive and work ethic. Her compassion and empathy for others are her greatest attributes. I am confident that she will bring warmth and support in the therapeutic space and your work together.
— Sienna Bourgeois, B.S., R.T.(T)
I always have a smile on my face when I see Deborah. Her motivation and drive to expand access and mental health services to her community is inspiring. She is my go-to referral for blended family issues and high conflict couples. I highly recommend Deb as a committed and caring therapist.
— Beth Boatman, MS, LMFT