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Our Team

Meet the

Experiential Healing Team

Michelle Rappaport

Michelle Rappaport

Michelle has over 30 years' experience in the mental health field. She is a Level 2 PACT Therapist (A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), a Certified Somatic Transformation Practitioner, A Certified Sexual Addicton Therapist and is The co-founder of SomEx a somatic experiential modality for treating trauma and addiction.

Her areas of specialty are attachment/relational issues, addictions, trauma, sexuality and chronic health issues.


She holds a Masters Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from University of Louisiana at Monroe..

Michelle has trained with top educators in the field, including Dan Seigal, Alan Schore, Sharon Stanley, Patrick Carnes, Claudia Black, and Tian Dayton. She is a the co-founder of the Experiential Healing Center in 

Memphis TN. She is also the co-creator of SomEx(sm) : A Somatic Experiential intervention to treat trauma and addiction, and is on the certification board for SomEx(sm).  Michelle is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor, a trained Experiential Therapist, and certified in EMDR.  She completed a two-year fellowship with Sharon Stanley in Somatic Transformation and is an expert in the interpersonal neurobiology behind attachment trauma.

She has been an educator and professor, as well as worked with First Responders in traumatic incidents. Some of Michelle's professional organizations include the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, The American Counseling Association, International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and The Tennessee Counseling Association.

Kent D. Fisher


Kent D. Fisher holds a Master's degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Louisiana, and has over 25 years experience in the field of treating addiction, trauma, codependency, and related disorders. He has a specialization in the area of human sexuality and working with issues of identity, orientation, abuse or addiction, and helping to restore individuals to their healthy sexual/relational selves.  

He is the co-founder of the Experiential Healing Center, and co-creator of SomEx(sm): A Somatic Experiential intervention to treat trauma and addiction. He is on the certification board for SomEx(sm) and conducts trainings throughout the country. His book Emotional Harmony is available now. 

Kent has previously taught college courses in counseling and psychology. He has trained with pioneers in the field of addiction and mental health such as Patrick Carnes, Claudia Black, and ONSITE staff, as well as worked with the indigenous tribal elders of the Lakota Reservation. He completed a two-year fellowship with Sharon Stanley to become a Certified Somatic Transformation Therapist, is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor, and is in the process of certifying as a Sex Therapist through AASECT.   He is a supervisor for LAADAC, CSAT, LPC and SomExTM.

Kent has presented at various conferences and workshops, including the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association. He is licensed as an Addiction Specialist and Certified in Experiential Therapy, among other credentials he holds


Sandra Hobson


Sandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis with an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Sandra’s professional interests are in trauma, developmental psychology and mind/body/spirit healing.  She is trained in hypnosis at the Intermediate level with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She completed academic courses at the Masters level in clinical hypnosis and she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts. She has edited an introductory book on self-hypnosis. Sandra is also Level 2 trained in EMDR. 

She is a member of the American Counseling Association, ISSTD-The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and IATP-The International Association of Trauma Professionals. Other training includes Suicide Crisis Intervention, professional programs at Onsite, Inc., Shades of Hope, workshops on Dissociation, Borderline Personality Disorder and courses on sex addiction. Sandra has completed studies in Somatic Transformation concerning the neurobiology of attachment and trauma. She is also a certified trainer and supervisor of SomEx(sm): A Somatic Experiential intervention to treat trauma and addiction, which combines somatic knowledge with experiential principles.


Oscar Carr


Oscar holds a Master of Counseling degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis. He works with individuals, couples and families with a focus on trauma, substance abuse, depression, stress management, sexual and relationship issues, men's issues and religious and spiritual issues. 

He also works with licensed professionals in high stress jobs with a risk of burnout including physicians, lawyers, pilots, clergy and business owners. Previously, he was an attorney at a large Memphis law firm where he helped find solutions for complicated business and personal legal problems. Oscar's professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association and the West Tennessee Counseling Association. In 2015, he was a co-presenter at the 4th Annual West Tennessee Counseling Summer Conference on the treatment of pornography and sexual issues in individuals and couples. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Candidate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), and a Nationally Certified Counselor.


Shelly Wilkerson


A native Memphian, Shelly earned a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; all from the University of Memphis. She is a certified practitioner and supervisor of SomEx(sm), a cutting-edge treatment modality combining experiential and somatic techniques to treat trauma & addiction, and has received additional training in the areas of grief, breath work, and EMDR. Additionally, she holds certification through the Consortium on Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an AAT therapist.


Shelly holds the belief that connection to self and others is central to human life. As a result, she prioritizes cultivating a secure, therapeutic relationship characterized by safety, authenticity, and consistency. From this base, she can support clients as they foster a deep level of restoration and growth. Shelly has worked with a variety of individuals across multiple settings, guiding them on a healing journey from familial/relational dysfunction, grief/loss, attachment wounds, and various forms of dependency (chemical & process), among other things. She currently works with adults and couples.


Through her personal journey to find meaning from suffering, Shelly feels called to help others as they seek healing. Based on years of experience with neurobiological healing modalities and by using a combination of therapeutic approaches, she creates a personalized experience for each client.


KC Harrison


KC holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology; all from the University of Memphis. KC is a licensed Registered Nurse, bringing more than 22 years of experience in behavioral health and ER Trauma Centers to her practice. She has been the Director of Nursing at a residential eating disorder facility and the Admissions Nurse for several residential, dual diagnosis facilities in Memphis.
KC is passionate about working with medical trauma from an experiential and somatic standpoint. She is a level two SomEx(sm) practitioner and supervisor and is currently working with SomEx(sm) creators to design a medical model for health care professionals. She hopes to facilitate change within the health care system by teaching self-regulation, greater internal awareness, and crisis de-escalation techniques to health care professionals.
She has experience with medical trauma, addiction, co-dependency, eating disorders, impaired health care professionals, and sexual abuse. KC works with individuals, couples, and families.


Lee A. Forbes-Belue

MS, Eds, LPC-MHSP temp, NCC


Lee brings a safe and calming presence to the therapy office as she combines psychology and spirituality to provide a unique approach to healing. Lee recognizes that adaptations made early on in your life (necessary for survival) often end up impeding your ability to thrive—these maladaptive coping mechanisms manifest as anxiety, depression, addiction, relational issues, and more. 


Lee regards the readiness to heal as a siren from your soul—summoning you back to your core, back to your truth, back to who you were before you learned you were not enough.


Trauma lives in our bodies, and as such, Lee employs a “bottom up” approach, drawing from experiential and somatic methods to engage the body as an active participant in the healing process. 


Lee holds an education specialist degree, as well as a masters degree in clinical mental health. Whether your journey has just begun, or you are well on your way, Lee looks forward to collaborating with you in this tough, but rewarding endeavor. 


Maggie K Herman


Hello!  My name is Maggie, and I provide psychotherapy to support teens and adults in establishing and maintaining the lives they desire.   I am passionate about supporting clients in understanding, expressing, and regulating emotions, decreasing unwanted relational patterns and behaviors, increasing sustainable coping strategies, maintaining personal boundaries, and building foundational attachments within themselves and with others.


As a therapist, my role is to provide safety for clients to explore aspects of their past and present experiences, while also keeping focus on their future hopes and goals.  This balance can be difficult to do on our own!  In sessions with individuals, couples, and families, I work to support clients in experiencing an environment where kindness, curiosity, and collaboration, instead of shame and criticism, can be practiced as motivators to heal and grow.


By intentionally exploring the roots of how we think, feel, and act, we can heal and appropriately develop wounded, or lost, parts of ourselves.  The greater our connection to self, the more insight we gain in taking steps towards engaging our life in ways that are congruent, purpose-filled, and choiceful.  We each have the opportunity to feel at home in the skin we are in, to feel okay even when life is not okay, and to have a deep sense of belonging and mattering in the life we live daily.


Through my own therapeutic/recovery work, as well as witnessing that of others, I know there is overwhelming joy and healing when we are vulnerable in the context of authentic community and trusting in our Higher Power.  I believe that therapy is a very important aspect of healing, and it is only a piece of the puzzle.  Clients are always encouraged to expand their interpersonal resources outside of therapy whether that be through faith communities focused on recovery, twelve-step fellowships, group therapy, book studies, training, community and educational classes, and therapeutic intensives.  


As a therapist, I use the Somex approach along with other therapeutic techniques. Somex is a combination of somatic (the body) and experiential therapy used to incorporate awareness of one's bodily sensations along with new emotional learning experiences to help strengthen and rewire the neural networks in the body.  I also have extensive experience in teaching and practicing the mindfulness and coping skills utilized in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  


I look forward to the opportunity of coming alongside you in your therapeutic journey!

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Logan Golden




Greetings! My name is Logan, and it is a pleasure for me to assist you along your therapeutic journey. I provide psychotherapy to all ages and specialize in addressing and providing assistance to minority populations. I believe every individual is born with a set of cards reflective of their personal experiences. It is my job to assist you in playing your hand in the best way possible. Therapy in and of itself can come across as daunting and, at times, a little bit uncomfortable. However, I take great pride in fostering a healthy and calming therapeutic alliance with my clients and I hope I can do the same for you!

I believe that treatment should focus on health, possibilities, and hope- not negative pathology to facilitate the natural healing process. All people possess the necessary resources to face life’s challenges, and it is my pleasure to help you unlock them. The Satir Model of Transformational Systemic Therapy entertains the idea that, by resolving past trauma, we can live with more positive energy. It is my intrinsic belief that we can choose to hold onto positive feelings which provide validation and let go of negative feelings which do us a disservice. 

During our time together, we will utilize various techniques such as body/somatic exercises, reiki, music therapy, meditation, and even virtual reality to help you along your quest for finding your true self. Everyone’s journey to self-actualization is different from another’s yet establishing a sense of community is one of the many pillars that I hope to build alongside you. I am a teacher at heart and feel that knowing the “why” behind our actions adds a different dimension to the susceptibility to the healing process. I currently hold a master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling and a Reiki Master Certification. Furthermore, I’m an adjunct counselor at The Salvation Army both for the general population and Renewal Place inpatient care facility. I also operate as a board member for the Special Olympics of the Greater Memphis area.

Whether you are a new traveler or not, I look forward to walking with you on your journey!

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