About Michelle Holleman

Executive Director
MS, LCAS-A, ASAT, EMDR Trained


“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart. A humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point where our knees hit the floor.”
– Marianne Williamson

Becoming a therapist has been more of a calling for me than a career.

It is my honor to be a part of your healing journey and recovery. I am an Addictions Specialist and Sex Addiction Therapist who specializes in trauma and EMDR.  My therapeutic approach is person-centered, attachment-based, emotional and trauma-focused. I specialize in the treatment of chronic infidelity, betrayal, other traumatic relationship experiences, and family systems in addiction. I also specialize in treating compulsive behaviors such as sex/pornography addiction, internet/gaming, exercise, spending/shopping, compulsive work habits, and drug and alcohol addiction/dependency.
Sex/love Addiction often includes an element of betrayal and the trauma accompanying that is real and significant. Using a trauma-focused approach is imperative to my practice. I recognize and empathize with the common feelings of fear, guilt or shame many clients, partners and family members bring to therapy.
Support is essential to healing addiction and the traumas associated with it. I offer both individual and group therapy, with individualized treatment planning, because every person, and their story, is unique. I look forward to being a part of your story and helping you find hope, peace and healing.

Associations

ACA – American Counseling Association
IITAP – International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals
SASH -Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
LGBT Welcome Business
LGBT Charlotte Chamber of Commerce