Leslie Holley is a Nationally Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC - MD, IL) (LPC - MO, DC, VA) (NCC) who earned her Masters in Community Counseling from DePaul University where she also taught masters level clinical counseling courses as an adjunct professor. Currently, she works with clients at her private practice, Healing-Circle, LLC in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
Leslie offers counseling for adults and couples suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, post baby issues, co-dependency, life transitions, and addiction.  Leslie helps clients establish boundaries and practice healthy communication strategies through their mental health journey. She specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS).  Additionally, she has been extensively trained in trauma and how it affects the brain. Moreover, she completed her Masters thesis, with distinction, on the help seeking behaviors of African American men.
She has presented on mental health topics for the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA), Northwestern University, DePaul University and the Maryland Counseling Association Multicultural Division (MAMCD), to name a few. Leslie 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 and UrbanBalance.com, covering her work with couples in counseling, anxiety coping tools, and understanding depression to name a few.
Some of the many topics she has presented on include therapy 101, anger management, trauma in children and adolescents, how to manage a crisis, conflict resolution, bullying in the workplace, assertive training, and thriving in a multigenerational workforce. Currently, Leslie Holley is the President of the Maryland Counseling Association Multicultural Division (MAMCD).

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Identifying short and long term professional goals

Presenting with:
Relationship Concerns
Life Transitions

Couples Counseling Presenting Issues:
Conflict Resolution

Child Rearing

Setting Boundaries

Topics Include: 

Adolescent Anger Coping
Life Transitions
Post-Partum Depression

Abortion Trauma Support

Divorce Support

Being Single in 2020 & Beyond

African American Community Issues

African American Women Issues 

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