The Therapeutic Nurse™
Techniques for Therapeutic Living #Resilience

The Therapeutic Nurse™

 Photo by hiro-k/iStock / Getty Images   

Photo by hiro-k/iStock / Getty Images


The Mission

To provide techniques for therapeutic living and facilitate creativity.

The Vision

To create a world where everyone can live as their authentic selves with no shame.

The Values

Everyone, regardless of their situation or past, is worthy of support, encouragement, and a lifeline to therapeutic living.

These are not diagnostic tools or replacements for counseling, therapy, medical, or other holistic approaches – but a supplement to enhancing one’s health, self-awareness, and quality of life.


Hi, my name is Hols.  I’ll be your creative self-care coach.  I blog about creative self-care, tenets of therapeutic living, and all things nursing.

I’m a nurse, writer, mental health advocate, playlist enthusiast, art journal junkie, mom, and the founder of The Therapeutic Nurse™.

I earned a BSN from Duke University with a research focus of creative art interventions across the lifespan within the nurse’s scope of practice.  With a B.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University, my background titles includes journalist, published poet & writer, and advocator/case manager for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.


The Therapeutic Nurse™ is not an art therapy or a medical program. We do not guide, interpret, diagnose or try to work through problems. We provide creative techniques for therapeutic living based on research in the nursing, medical, and social science fields.  We aim to get the creative process started – a push for one to self-explore with different activities that promote mindfulness and wellbeing. The Therapeutic Nurse™ is dedicated to providing coping strategies and education on how to properly implement them.

It is of your own free will and risk to read this website and implement any recommendations. The Therapeutic Nurse™ and Hols Thomas are not held responsible for you reading, implementing techniques, and/or taking advice.  This is not medical advice, but an opinion blog.  The content on this website reflects the personal opinions on creative nursing and self-care. No opinion is that of the author's current or past employer. All blog post are copyrighted articles. If you would like permission to use any part of the copyrighted intellectual property, please press on the red contact button above.

The Therapeutic Nurse™ strives to be an online hub for self-help resources, education, awareness, and support. Individuals are encouraged to seek local mental health professionals for additional assistance. The Therapeutic Nurse™ in no way takes the place of a licensed art therapist, counselors of any sort, or medical providers. Although  The Therapeutic Nurse™ may not be a mandated reporter, any abuse allegations will be reported appropriately to DCFS or Adult Protected Services. The National Suicide Hotline is 800-273-8255. There is no shame in reaching out for help. There is no shame in needing to talk about it.