Faculty Profile: Holly Wade

Holly WadeTennessee Lawyers Assistance Program
Previous Courses Taught (1)
  • Federal Practice Forum 2021

Holly Wade was hired on January 11, 2021 as TLAP’s new Clinical Director. Holly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with years of experience in supporting diverse clients with a variety of mental health needs. In addition, her specialized experience includes addressing mood disorders and trauma. She has training in EMDR, CBT, and mindfulness treatments that focus on trauma recovery and mood stabilization. In 2016 Holly became a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF) through training with Brené Brown, Ph.D who is a nationally recognized leader and best-selling author on the topics of courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Holly recently returned to her home state of Tennessee after living in Connecticut for over 20 years and her adventurous life experiences include living all over the United States and even in Manila, Philippines. She attended Boston University, The University of Tennessee, and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work. Holly's first job during high school and throughout her college years was working for her mother as a legal secretary in a small family law practice in Knoxville. Holly is dedicated to TLAP’s missions of protecting the public, saving lives and careers in the legal profession, and helping educate lawyers, judges, law students, and bar applicants about the mental health and wellness challenges that impact the profession.