Jamila Holcomb, PhD, LMFT, is Teaching Faculty at Florida State University in their Family and Child Sciences Department. She teaches undergraduate courses on parenting, adolescent development, and public policy related to children and their families. Holcomb is also a licensed marriage and family therapist in Florida, specializing in individual, family, and trauma counseling. Holcomb obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. in MFT from Florida State University. Her dissertation was titled: Predictors of Ethnic-Racial Socialization Profiles in Early Childhood Among African American Parents.
Holcomb completed her clinical training at Northwestern’s Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic and FSU’s Center for Couple and Family Therapy. She also has experience working with children and their families involved in the child welfare system and who are survivors of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Holcomb is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Adoption Competency. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.