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.
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!
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.
Donalee is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) with a background in nursing, social work, and rehabilitation counseling. She has over 7 years of experience working with children and adolescents and she also specializes in working with women who are struggling with boundary-setting and life transitions. Because of Donalee’s years of service as a helping professional, she is a great asset to the Healing-Circle Team. Donalee uses innovative theoretical approaches to enhance her client’s healing process. She particularly enjoys using a Person-Centered approach and places significant emphasis on creating a strong therapeutic alliance. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Integrative approaches are also used in her clinical practice. In her leisure time, she likes reading, watching films, and spending time with her family. Donalee loves to travel to explore and experience new cultures. She loves helping others and hopes that in life’s journey, she can make a positive impact by assisting others.
Katrin completed her Master of Arts degree at Washington Adventist University with honors from the Psi Chi International Society in Psychology and the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Aside from seeing clients at Healing-Circle, Katrin works as a researcher for the head of the Bipolar Collaborative Network, at Synergy Family Services with Dr. Robert M. Post. She has published several papers about Bipolar Disorder and is serving as the founder and director of the non-profit organization, Research and Conversations About Bipolar Disorder Inc. She is a Certified Trauma Professional and trained in Family-Focused Therapy for Bipolar Disorder (FFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-P), and Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT). She specializes in treating clients with mood and psychotic disorders. Katrin uses an eclectic approach in her practice because she believes that each client is unique. Her focus is on psychoeducation and recovery, quality of care, and embracing the individuality of each client. Katrin's goal is to improve the quality and availability of mental health services for those living with mood and psychotic disorders through psychotherapy and research. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking with her dog, rock climbing, and traveling.
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