Stuart B&W

Stuart L. Holderness Ph.D. 

Licensed Marital & Family Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Dr. Holderness obtained undergraduate degrees in Theology as well as Psychology in 1983 from Oral Roberts University.  He earned his Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University in l989.  He subsequently completed the Postgraduate Training Program in Marital & Family Therapy at Christian Family Institute.  In 1996 Dr. Holderness received the John and Sue Taylor Graduate Research Grant.  In 1997, Stuart completed his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University.  Stuart is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist as well as a Certified Drug Counselor and AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

 Stuart brings a variety of experience into his private practice.  He has worked extensively in Christian education with children, youth, and adults. Training leaders on a university campus prepared him to provide supervision to trainees in individual, marital and family therapy.  He has also worked in an adolescent psychiatric facility. Stuart has written a resource booklet entitled “ADHD: Resources for the Family”.       

Dr. Holderness has been in private practice for over 25 years and specializes in marital therapy and enrichment, ADHD, depression, adolescent issues, childhood concerns, substance abuse, sexual addiction, men’s issues, parent-child relations, anxiety, grief and crisis. He provides individual, marital and family psychotherapy, and is also involved in group therapy, teaching and public speaking. He has a heart for discipleship, strengthening the Body of Christ, and caring for the community.


  • Sexual addiction
  • Men’s issues
  • Parent-child relations
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment and crisis    
  • Marital relationships                                    
  • Depression
  • Adolescent concerns
  • Childhood issues
  • Substance abuse

“Dr. Stuart saved my marriage.
I am so grateful for how my family has changed”
— Anonymous