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Leticia Holleman, LICSW, is a Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) doctoral student at NW University in Kirkland in her fourth year of training. She earned her Bachelor of Social Science degree from University of Maryland in 2009 and worked at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, focused on treatment models to support adolescents struggling with depression, addiction, and obesity. Ms. Holleman later returned to school and completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Washington, Seattle campus in 2013, where she focused on healthcare and co-occurring disorders and completed internships at Sound Mental Health Crisis Center and Puget Sound Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Seattle location. Ms. Holleman’s most current practicum was completed at the Mission Creek Correctional Center for Women in Belfair, WA.
Ms. Holleman has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the VA Medical Center in Seattle since 2014. She has worked with individuals presenting with emotional and behavioral challenges (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar), personality disorders (paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive), neurologically-based challenges (e.g., traumatic brain injuries, concussions), and chemical dependency across a variety of settings – including primary care, inpatient medical, community – and, most recently in case management in Housing and Urban Development/VA Supportive Housing (HUD/VASH) department, working with Veterans and their families to move from homelessness to long-term housing, creating employment and vocational opportunities, and stabilizing their medical and mental health needs.
Ms. Holleman’s passion for veterans stems from being a military spouse of twenty-five years and traversing the country with four children, the oldest son also serving in the U.S. Navy. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and providing therapeutic support of a variety of non-visible mental health difficulties including trauma, stress and hypervigilance related to PTSD, C-PTSD, MST, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship and communication difficulties caused from painful past experiences. Utilizing Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (FFTT) as the primary framework, the client is supported in learning techniques to counteract destructive symptomatology and move toward a sense of joy, self-worth, and personal integrity.
In her spare time, Ms. Holleman enjoys jogging and hiking with her favorite Siberian Husky “Zeus” – the added family member her son brought home from college. She also loves to read, cook, and traveled and has visited Italy, Israel, Australia, and Africa. She is already dreaming of future trips and faraway destinations!