Leslie Holley is a Nationally Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, NCC (MD, DC, VA, MO) who earned her Master's Degree in Community Counseling from DePaul University where she also taught masters level clinical counseling courses as an adjunct professor. In her counseling practice, Leslie offers counseling for adults working through anxiety, depression, co-dependency, life transitions, and relationship building. Leslie helps clients establish boundaries and practice healthy communication strategies throughout their mental health journey. She specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), working with Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), has been extensively trained in trauma, and is Reiki I Certified. Moreover, she completed her Master's thesis, with distinction, on the help-seeking behaviors of African American men.
Leslie also provides mental health presentations throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area. She has been working with organizations in the community for over 12 years, giving presentations on mental health topics, providing thoughtful mental health content, organizing and leading groups, and developing care plans. She has shared her mental health knowledge on Chicago WGN Radio and on the online radio show, Let’s Stay Together, during their monthly mental health segment.
She has been a contributing writer for about.com, UrbanBalance.com, Evan Smith Funeral Services, and Vaughn Greene Funeral Services, covering her work with couples in counseling, anxiety coping tools, understanding depression, grief in the Black community, and COVID-19 stressors. As former President of the Maryland Counseling Association Multicultural Division and Secretary for the Maryland Counseling Association, Leslie is reliable and qualified to work collaboratively with her clients, prepare timely presentations and care plans, and engage authentically with her audience. In her downtime, Leslie enjoys hot yoga, film, and spending time with her two sons, Quinton and Malcolm.
Jordan Cox, a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, has experience working with individuals and their families dealing with chronic illnesses. Her counseling practices introduce skills to support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, delusions, hallucinations, and discomfort with adjustment. Jordan enjoys working with adolescents and young adults. She understands the interconnectedness of mental health and the environment. She employs an eclectic approach to therapy, incorporating dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and a person-centered approach to provide an inclusive environment in therapy. Jordan also offers her services at Affiliated Sante Group and Family Services, where she conducts group and individual counseling.
Jordan graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her thesis focused on individuals with chronic mental illness and the effects of group homes. In 2021, she presented at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology Conference on Stress and International Athletes' Performance.
Jasmine is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and she has experience supporting individuals who experience: affective disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, trauma, and recovering from substance use. Jasmine utilizes person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing to support clients to obtain their goals. Jasmine has experience in supporting both individual clients and facilitating groups that focus on: anger management, women’s trauma, mood regulation, and mindfulness. Jasmine’s downtime is occupied with exploring new areas to walk with her Labrador retriever, cooking, watching trivia shows, and reading.
Nichole is devoted to helping all individuals to achieve their life goals while improving their relationships with others. Her experience includes providing individual and group therapy with adolescents and families in the Montgomery County school system. Nichole works with individuals and families around issues of anxiety, emotional regulation, self-esteem, trauma, and family conflict. In her approach with clients, she utilizes person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness work. Nichole specializes in working with adolescents and also enjoys working with adults. Healing-Circle is excited about adding her skills and expertise to the team!