Emily Holmes, LCSW, has been a part of the ACCESS team for over a year but has been a part of the ACCESS community as a parent for over six years. Emily loves children and wants to work with them to reach their goals and become more resilient as they encounter life and social stressors. She wants to use her experience to help them with everyday life events and when difficult situations arise that require therapeutic intervention, such as dealing with the effects of trauma, anxiety, and depression. She works with clients on both the Early Childhood and Academy and Young Adult Campus and provides outpatient services on campus for youth and adults in the community.
Before joining ACCESS, Emily worked in the social work field for 17 years. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is pursuing training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Emily's favorite part of working for ACCESS is spending time with kids and celebrating the accomplishments they make in therapy. When she is not serving in the ACCESS mission, Emily likes to spend time with her husband and two young children and solve all the true crime cold cases on television and the internet from the comfort of her couch.