I am a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT Therapist providing psychotherapy for depression and anxiety in West Los Angeles, CA 90025 for the Los Angeles communities of Brentwood, Santa Monica, West LA and Sawtelle. I graduated from top ranked University of Southern California’s Master of Social Work program with a focus on Military Mental Health. My clinical training includes certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). I also have a variety of training including FOCUS, Motivational Interviewing, Advanced Techniques for Treatment of Personality Disorders, and Seeking Safety. My specialties include 7+ years working with men in individual, group and family contexts. I have spent 7+ years in suicide prevention. I am an ASIST Trainer specializing in Suicide First Aid training, and worked at Didi Hirsch’s acclaimed Suicide Prevention Center as a counselor and trainer for incoming counselors. My areas of specialty include trauma, substance abuse, depression, suicide and anxiety. I write about topics of mental health and fictionalized topics. Learn more about me, my writings, and the mental health services I provide at nickholtlcsw.com. Prior to receiving my MSW, I spent 8 years in entertainment marketing.