Christian Counseling Associates

Candace Holly, MFT


Contact Candace

(707) 571-1714 ext. 3

Focus of Practice:

I offer therapy for individual adults, adolescents and families.  Areas of treatment include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-injury

  • Grief and Loss

  • Substance Abuse

  • Parenting and Life Transitions

  • Eating Disorders

Improving communication skills and Strengthening relationships are typically a focus of therapy.


Educational Background:

Azusa Pacific University-MA., Marriage and Family Therapy
San Jose State Univesity-BA.,  Sociology
Westmont College


Professional Experience:

I have over 18 years experience as a Private Practice Clinician, including five of those years prior to licensure as an intern.

Licensed in 1995 - MFT32289

Completed Level 1 of the Gottman Training for Marital Therapy

My experience also includes time as an Assistant Director to a Crisis Pregnancy Center.

I have also worked in a group home for adolescent girls.

Working for the Drug Abuse Alternatives Center in Sonoma County has also been a part of my professional experience.


Professional Affiliations:

California Association Marriage and Family Therapists-Clinical Member
American Association of Christian Counselors-Clinical Member


Ministry Experience:

  • Church Planter

  • Bible Study Leader

  • Small Group Leader

  • Volunteer Counselor for Crisis Pregnancy Center, Santa Cruz

  • Board of Directors for Pregnancy Counseling Center, Santa Rosa

  • Local Church Involvement


Who am I?

I was  born and raised in Watsonville California. I  attended Aptos High School.  I moved to Sonoma County in 1990.  My first child was born in 1993 and my second in 1997.  It was in High School when I truly came to understand and accept that being a believer was about more than just accepting who Christ was and going on with my life.  Being a believer meant truly living my life in communion with God in the smallest areas as well as the largest.  It meant making a commitment to be obedient to Gods Word, regardless of the cost. This is a concept that is not just difficult in highschool but all throughout our lives.

While I believe God works through and uses my training and techniques in the context of Professional Therapy to bring about changes in ones life, it is in the depths of a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ where long term healing takes place over time.  I believe my role in walking along side clients in their journey  through what is often   the "unknown" is a place that God has called me to with people.