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Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS has nearly two decades of experience and is a private practitioner specializing in treating Trauma & Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Addictions. She earned her Master of Social Work and became certified in Social Work Practice with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from East Carolina University.
Jessica is active in leadership roles with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at the local, state, and national levels: Co-Chair of NASW-NC's Greenville's Local Program Unit from 2005 to 2012; Elected as NASW-NC's President Elect from 2011 to 2012; NASW-NC's President from 2012 to 2014; Jessica was a Delegate for NASW-NC from 2011 to 2018. She was appointed to NASW's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Specialty Section Committee as a committee member in 2008, and then appointed as the Chair in 2010 to 2016, in which she is currently a committee member (2016-2018). She is currently Chair of the the NASW National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (2019-2020)
Jessica is involved with Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC), as well. She is currently the Vice Present (2018-2020) and was appointed as Chair to the Professional Standards and Best Practices Committee in February 2017.
Finally, Jessica is the current Associate Clinical Director of Eastern Carolina Critical Incident Stress Management Association.
Additionally, she has composed many professional newsletter articles, compiled a six-hour continuing education curriculum and is a national public speaker.
Jessica was named the 2019 NASW-NC Social Worker of the Year, received one of East Carolina University’s College of Health and Human Performance’s Outstanding Alumni Award 2019, was a recipient of the East Carolina University Division of Student Affairs 2018 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards and was a nominee for 2017 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards. She received the East Carolina University School of Social Work Rising Star Alumni Award in 2012 and the 2005 Community Service Award from the Wilson Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.