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Courtney Holmes

Courtney Holmes, PhD, LPC, LMFT, NCC, CRC, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Associate Professor

Email: cmholmes@vcu.edu

Courtney Holmes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she has worked with individuals, families, and couples on a variety of mental health related issues. Dr. Holmes received her MA from Gonzaga University in Mental Health Counseling and her PhD from The College of William & Mary in Counselor Education and Supervision. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

Dr. Holmes has also served as a clinical supervisor for counselors-in-training across various specialties, such as clinical mental health, family counseling, and rehabilitation counseling. She facilitates Virginia board-approved supervision training for counselors and social workers in the state. Her clinical and supervision work is largely informed by humanistic, feminist, experiential, developmental, and psychodynamic/attachment theory.

Her research is focused on advancing perinatal, maternal, and parent mental health through a trauma-informed perspective. Dr. Holmes currently serves on projects focused on promoting trauma-informed ultrasound procedures, promoting access to and engagement with quality prenatal care, and supporting the parental mental health of families with children with complex medical needs. She also serves as a clinical consultant for VCU’s Opioid Project ECHO, a telehealth initiative designed to support providers across Virginia.

She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision and the Virginia Counselors Journal. She has received the Outstanding Supervisor Award from the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) as well as the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching from the College of Health Professions at VCU.