About Keri Nola and Path To Growth Practice



Founder, Author, Psychotherapist

Keri Nola,
Founder, Author, Psychotherapist

My name is Keri Nola. I used to hide behind 40 extra pounds and fancy professional credentials. After years of soul-searching and a willingness to go deeper, I realize that my true super power is in my unique ability to hold sacred space for people to face their scary caverns of inner darkness and rediscover their brilliant light.  I love learning, seeking, and witnessing the perfect imperfections in myself and others.  I value compassion and gentleness and know that strength is born from a willingness to be vulnerable. I am passionate about realizing the ways we are all interconnected and believe that getting lighter physically, mentally, and emotionally is our divine birth right.  I founded Central Florida-based integrative healing center, Path To Growth, LLC in 2006 with the hopes of creating products and experiences that support people as they journey their path to growth, learning how to create an abundantly joyous life!

Having set out on my own conscious journey of inner work and healing in the late 90′s, I have discovered many things about the human experience. Ultimately, I’ve come to realize how equally joyous and traumatic it is to be human. I’ve discovered that ignoring pain also numbs joy and I’ve come to appreciate the ways that often bothersome symptoms like depression and anxiety come as messengers to help us pay attention to the ways we are (or aren’t) showing up in our lives. Each day I continue learning about myself and deepening my understanding of how we can reconnect with our authentic nature by acknowledging and healing our wounds and celebrating our successes along the way.

I’ve come to believe that we are each our own best healer. We have our own inner wisdom that knows what is needed to move forward, however sometimes this knowing becomes blocked as we unconsciously allow experiences to impact our mind, body, and spirit. It is at this time when we can consider seeking the external support of a qualified guide for relief.

When working with someone at my practice, buying my products, listening to my radio show  or attending my events, rest assured that it is my goal to empower YOU by sharing tools, techniques, and information that can benefit you in getting the results and relief you are seeking. We will assist you in identifying your unique symptoms and obstacles, how they are manifesting in your life and will then customize a psychotherapy or coaching plan that meets your individual needs. Ultimately, we believe that therapists and coaches serve as facilitators and compassionate witnesses of a process that we work as a team with you to co-create.

It is our goal to offer a collaborative experience, catered to each individual’s needs. We work with individuals, including adolescents and adults from diverse cultures, races, classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, backgrounds, and spiritual traditions. We feel privileged to witness the process of our clients’ healing and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

About Keri Nola

Keri is a highly regarded Psychotherapist, Best-Selling Author, Radio Host, and Heart-Centered Business Coach for Therapists and Healers.  Most recently Keri co-created a virtual group coaching program called Go Deeper, Get Lighter with Award-Winning Personal Trainer and Holistic Health Coach, Lloyd Burnett that holistically addresses wellness from the inside out. She uses a blend of traditional and holistic techniques to create products and experiences that support people in reconnecting with their authentic selves, reclaiming their power and living the lives they deserve and desire.  Her real life experience paired with her extensive education and work background makes her a compassionate, balanced, and sought-after professional in working through complex life issues. Specializing in using alternative modalties, Keri guides people on their journeys to peace using psychotherapy and coaching including modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique, and Intuitive/Energetic Healing among others. She understands that even though people may have the best of intentions in discovering joy, they can let life get in the way and block the growth to this divine right. Her purpose includes helping people overcome inevitable challenges with a gentle yet transformative approach.

Keri holds a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida where she also taught collegiate courses and is Licensed (MH9466) by the Florida Department of Health to provide psychotherapy services. She is also Qualified by the Florida Department of health to provide Clinical Supervision for Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns. With a quest for knowledge, she has also studied ancient forms of spiritual healing in the doctoral program for Holistic Theology at the American Institute of Holistic Theology.

Perspective/Treatment Approach

Keri uses an eclectic approach of therapeutic interventions with clients to meet each individual’s unique needs. Most often she utilizes a relational and interpersonal approach, incorporating various mind-body modalities to release previously stored trauma and welcome long term relief.

She has specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Clinical Sex Therapy, and Energy Psychology and often finds it helpful to utilize these techniques and approaches in addition to aspects of traditional talk therapy to delve to the core of an issue and activate significant shifts in healing.

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About Holly Smith

Holly Smith, M.S., LMHC
Associate Psychotherapist

I received my Bachelors Degree from the University of Central Florida in Psychology and Women Studies, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from NOVA Southeastern University and am Licensed by the Florida Department of Health to provide psychotherapy services. I provide mental health counseling from a holistic perspective. I believe that everything we need to heal ourselves lives within us. As we experience life’s normal and sometimes traumatic physical, emotional, and psychological stress, we develop blocks that prevent us from accessing these internal resources. Many times these blocks protect us and help us get through the initial phases of recovery. Unfortunately they can outstay their welcome and begin to keep us from functioning at our full capacity. I help my clients regain access to these resources through a number of different modalities and truly believe the healing potential of the human psyche is incredible and inspiring.

I am currently treating individual adults, adolescents thirteen years of age and older, families and couples. I specialize in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault recovery. Many times survivors experience symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress including nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression and dissociation. I use cognitive-behavioral methods to immediately manage symptoms and continue with Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques and Internal Family Systems concepts in a self-empowerment model. Visit www.discoveryourbloom.com for more information

Contact us to schedule a FREE phone consultation to determine if our unique skills and experience will be a match to help you get the relief you are seeking.