Meet Our Staff

Dr. Dinelly Holder is the Founder of Higher Life Pathways Counseling Services and began this organization with the desire to help others create a pathway to a higher quality of living with their thoughts, choices and decisions. Dr. Holder is a licensed psychotherapist, speaker and coach that empowers others to focus on their life's purpose in moving forward toward a successful lifestyle. Dr. Holder holds a Ph.D. in Human Services and Counseling Studies and is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia, New York and New Jersey and a Board Certified National Counselor and Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

Dr. Holder has over 20 years of direct counseling experience working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, anger issues, relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, career challenges and parental issues. She also gives counsel to those involved in domestic violence situations, i.e. psychological, emotional, verbal and physical abuse. Dr. Holder strives to empower her clients through counseling, thru the usage of counseling interventions i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy and a variety of additional interventions that assist individuals toward healthier lifestyles. By helping others reach their best pathway to life, her belief is that individuals will be able to overcome their issues to help others in need. Her focus is on helping her clients utilize various therapeutic orientations to develop skills and strategies to overcome problem life areas and to make wise judgments and decisions in their lives.

Jillian Pelzer is an enthusiastic Resident in Counseling with a passion for helping clients reach their goals and potential. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology from St. John’s University as well as a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from George Washington University. Jillian practices from a Person-Centered approach giving clients the autonomy to choose their own paths while providing guidance and support along the way. Jillian has experience working with clients struggling with generational traumas, addiction, depression and illness management. 

She offers counseling to clients going through life adjustments such as divorce, pregnancy/post-partum and/or career changes. Jillian is focused on collaboratively working with clients, and is passionate about empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives. 






9:30 am-6:30 pm


9:30 am-6:30 pm


9:30 am-6:30 pm


9:30 am-6:30 pm


10:00 am-3:00 pm





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