About

About

Michelle Martin Hurlbert, MACC, LCMHCS, LPCS

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina (S9059) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in South Carolina (9577). I earned a master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2009. I'm a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). I hold the following certifications: ISSTD's Advanced Certificate in Complex Trauma and Dissociation, Evergreen's Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II), and EMDRIA's EMDR Certified Therapist.

I provide individual counseling for adults. While I specialize in the treatment of trauma, complex trauma and dissociation, people come to me for a variety of reasons. My counseling approach integrates psychological principles within a Biblical framework. This approach has been cultivated by many experts in the field including Dan Allender, Sandra Paulsen, Sue Johnson and Janina Fisher. These experts influence the way I interact with clients and the techniques I use. In addition, brain science, Attachment Theory, ego state therapies, EMDR’s Adaptive Information Processing, and body-based psychotherapies provide me with psychological frameworks and strategies for engaging difficult symptoms. Still, my most powerful and gifted teachers are my clients. They courageously invite me into their inner experiences and allow me the privilege of joining their healing journeys.