Dr. Bruce Holmes received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from The George Washington University in 2002. He is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Virginia and New York. Dr. Holmes has trained and practiced in a variety of settings which include substance abuse, child/adolescent psychoeducation, military outpatient, Foreign Service, community mental health, psychiatric inpatient, National Security, and the federal prison system. Prior to joining the Potomac Center, Dr. Holmes’ work included individual and group therapy, federal government consultations, pre-deployment evaluations, psychological testing, employee assistance and insider threat analysis. He has also provided psychotherapy and testing supervision to doctoral level graduate students.
Dr. Holmes concentrates his private practice on individual adult and adolescent psychotherapy, couples therapy and psychological testing. He utilizes evidence-based psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral techniques to treat a wide variety of psychological conditions. Dr. Holmes is specifically interested in working with adolescents struggling to develop their sense of identity, and is looking to expand his practice working with individuals struggling with existential anxieties.
Dr. Holmes has lived abroad and traveled extensively throughout the world and incorporates his knowledge and experience of other cultures into his practice. He is an empathic practitioner, respects personal and cultural differences, and establishes trust by making his patients feel safe, accepted and understood. Dr. Holmes has over 13 years of experience practicing as a clinical psychologist. He is a native of Georgia.