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 Suite 102
 Ellisville, MO 63011
 Phone: (636) 256-0600
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Ari L. Holtz, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

A licensed psychologist who has been with Clarkson Counseling for over 12 years, Dr. Holtz believes in a counseling process that is based on trust, acceptance, understanding, and challenge. He works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. He sees his work as a combination of developing insight and creating real, practical, positive change in his clients’ lives. Dr. Holtz was trained as a generalist to work on a wide range of issues. More specifically, however, he specializes in relationship problems, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, sexual assault and abuse, and eating disorders, as well as phase-of-life and existential issues. Dr. Holtz works from an integrative perspective combining aspects of interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theory. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and completed his doctoral internship at the Vanderbilt University–VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville, TN. He was then a post-doctoral resident at the Vanderbilt University Psychological and Counseling Center. Dr. Holtz has also received clinical training at the American University’s Counseling and Psychological Service, the George Washington University Counseling Center, the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, and the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Since completing his training, Dr. Holtz has worked in both private practice and community mental health. He believes strongly in meeting an individual where he or she is in order to best meet his or her goals, viewing therapy as a collaborative process between client and therapist.

Dr. Holtz is a past President of the St. Louis area’s largest multi-disciplinary professional organization of psychotherapists, Psychotherapy St. Louis. You can also visit his Psychology Today profile here.