Meet Tim Holler

The Basics

Do you have any pets?

I have a German Shepherd mix, Jesse. We named him after my Dad. He loved dogs and we always had German Shepherds growing up.

What is something you are proud about?

As a young man I memorized large portions of the scriptures including several books of the Bible.

What was your first job?

My first real job, after lawn mowing and raking leaves was as a tire-buster at Montgomery Wards. And on the very first tire I installed I got my thumb stuck between the socket and the the wheel and crushed it!

What makes you laugh?

Satire. Particularly parodies of songs and movies.

What is your most treasured possession?

My grandchildren: Andy, Daisy, Eli, and June.

How do you spend your spare time?

Riding my Honda Magna 750.

Questions about your practice

What do you value about being a therapist?

I find the connection with people at a deep, heart level immensely satisfying. Helping people, encouraging people, and challenging people to find their hearts and keep them as well as share them with others is what God made me for.

What do you think is important for a client to look for in a therapist?

Clients need to look for someone who will listen, not only to their story, but to their hearts and needs. Clients need to find a therapist who helps them locate themselves. If you don’t connect, look for someone else.

How does your faith play itself out in your work as a therapist?

My faith is essential in defining not only who I am, but what I do. Though I accept people who do not share my faith, everyone has dignity and worth as a result of being created in God’s image. Therefore, everyone has the same basic needs.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself continuing to do what I do but increasing my activity in training other therapists and leaders in the community to live from their hearts.

Favorites

What is your favorite music and your favorite singer/band?

Paul Simon, James Taylor (the first JT), Dan Fogelberg, and Jim Croce.

What is your favorite month of the year and why?

May. Not only was I born but of course is beautiful: the weather, the trees, the flowers, all of it!

What is your favorite movie?

Schindler’s List

Which TV show would you never miss?

Big Bang Theory

What is your favorite sporting activity?

Football

Who is your favorite sportsperson?

I loved watching Brett Farve.

Just for fun

What is the last book you read?

Les Miserables

What is the last album you purchased?

Crinkle Bloom by Amy Vachal

Are you a morning person or a night person?

I used to be a morning person. The older I’ve gotten I’ve become a night person.

What adjective would a close friend use to describe you?

Loyal

If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?

Beer boiled brauts

If you could travel back through time to spend one day, to when would you travel?

The mid 19th century in the mid-west US. I would be traveling west on a horse exploring a new territory with all the wild, unknown unpredictability it represented.

Other than Memphis, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Northern Ireland. I love the beauty of it and the history.

Would you like to climb a mountain or trek across a desert?

Mountain

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