Our Team

Meet the

Experiential Healing Team

 
 

Michelle Rappaport

MA, LPC, NCC, CSAT-S

Michelle Rappaport has over 20 years experience in the addiction/mental health field. She holds a Masters Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has areas of specialty in trauma, attachment issues, addiction, eating disorders, human sexuality, interpersonal neurobiology, women's issues, and chronic health related disorders.

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.

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Kent D. Fisher

LPC-S, MHSP, LADAC-S, MAC, CETII, CSAT-S, CSTP

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.

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Sandra Hobson

MS, LPC, NCC

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

JD, MS, NCC

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.

Beth Rushing

MS, LPC-MHSP, NCC, CCMHC

Beth Rushing holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Memphis. Her areas of professional interest include co- dependency, relationship issues, women’s issues, survivors of sexual trauma, chronic health related disorders, religious and spiritual issues, mid-life transitions, LGBTQ issues, and stress management. She has earned special training in suicide prevention and recognizing signs of childhood sexual abuse. She is trained in SomExSM, and is EMDR trained and currently seeking certification. She is a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

 

She has presented locally and at the state level on various topics regarding spirituality, chronic illness, and experiential therapies.

 

Beth’s professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association, Tennessee Counseling Association, West Tennessee Counseling Association, and EMDRIA.

Mona Reeves-Winfrey

B.Msc.,MA

Mona is a holistic therapy practitioner specializing in facilitating strengthening the mind, body, spirit connection as the pathway to radiant health and wholeness. She has a master's degree in counseling from University of Memphis, a bachelor's degree in metaphysical spiritual counseling and ordination from International Metaphysical Ministry  and is an ordained interfaith minister from All Faiths Seminary,  NY, NY. Additionally,  Mona is a certified Hypnotherapist with the American Board of Hypnotherapy. 

Mona has studied extensively the Eastern and Western tradition of the mind, body and Spirit connection and alignment as a means to bring balance, harmony, health and well-being into ones life. She partners with her clients to address the root causes for chronic conditions from traumatized experiences and addictions to be released so that new conscious living choices becomes the new way of being. Her emphasis: Personal Development through Spiritual Development. 

Mona has traveled extensively in the USA , Carribean, Europe and India as a teacher, counselor and energy healing practitioner for gaining self awakening, self realization and self mastery through healing from the inside out. She trained and served for 15 years with HH Sai Maa as Her personal assistant, master teacher and healing practitioner and as Executive Director for Her humanitarian organization.

Mona is an advanced energy intuitive and holistic transformation counselor.She is a Reiki Master, Advanced Psychotherapy Pranic Healing practitioner, Advanced Psych-K, SOMEX practitioner, Matrix Energetics practitioner and has trained in a number of other energy psychology modalities involving the use of sound therapy, meditation and breath work.  By combining her ministerial training, her counseling,hypnotherapy skills and advanced energy intuitive abilities Mona facilitates profound permanent transformation in the clients she partners with.

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Kerry Curtis

LMFT, ATR-BC

Kerry Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC holds a Master's degree in both Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist, and Certified EMDR Clinician. Kerry has over a decade of experience working in a variety of settings, affording her the opportunity to work with a diversity of diagnosis and severity of symptoms. She uses clinically tested and evidence-based treatment interventions such as CBT, Internal Family Systems, and Exposure Therapies. Kerry has had experience creating and implementing trauma programs throughout the country. She also offers lectures to the community in effort to increase awareness about the benefits of art therapy. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Kerry collaborates with the Dixon Gallery and Gardens to provide art therapy groups to address specific needs of the community at no cost. Her specialty is working with adolescents diagnosed with PTSD or a related disorder but she also sees a variety of populations. Kerry joined Experiential Healing Center in 2016. She provides adjunct art therapy, specialized art therapy groups, and individual therapy to those in need.

Wen-Wen Chen

LAc, MSOM, NAET practitioner

Wen-Wen Chen (Winnie) is originally from Taiwan where she received her BS in Entomology and began her career in Bio-control and electrophysiological research. Wen-Wen came to the United States in 1995 to further her education and understanding of how environmental pollutants affect our bodies. In her studies, she found that internal pollutants are far more harmful to our bodies than external factors and looked for a natural path for healing, which led her to her passion--acupuncture.

In 2000 she received her MS in Oriental Medicine from Samara University in Los Angeles, CA. In the same year, she also obtained two certifications from the California Acupuncture state board and NCCAOM.

In her practice, Wen-Wen believes in using the two main theories of Chinese Medicine, which are Yin-Yang and the Five Elements to analyze emotional and physical problems. She can then apply acupuncture which will guide the Qi flow into rebalance. Eventually, the balanced Qi flow will awaken self-healing power to cure illness and bring perfect balance and harmony to her clients' lives.

As needed she will apply Chinese Medicine, herb tea, essential oil, Reiki and other energy work to help her clients get balance more easily.

She also recommends her clients receive NAET (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques) treatments for removing the energy blockage which are caused by physical, physiological or psychological allergies.

The trust that exists between Wen-Wen and her clients plays a very significant role in the healing process.

Please call the main office at 901-372-0710 to schedule an appointment.

Steve Sommers

LMT, LMFT

Steve Sommers, LMFT, LMT has been a Healing Arts Professional since 1990 and affiliated with the Experiential Healing Center since 2007. At EHC, Steve is a group leader, co-group leader or individual therapist for many of our intensives. 

Steve also has a holistic private practice in Brentwood, TN, helping people heal, grow and embody a more peaceful life experience through various Somatic, Experiential, and Bodywork Therapies.   As co-owner, administrative director and an instructor for Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies (also in Brentwood, TN.) Steve is directly involved in certification training for future Licensed Massage Therapists as well as providing advanced training to current Licensed Massage Therapists.

Through his own healing process, Steve has developed a deep passion for helping people who are recovering from a history of family dysfunction, trauma or abuse. In support of this passion, he has pursued studies in Bodymind Trancework, Bodymind Trancework for Trauma, and SomEx(sm). In addition to being a Registered Practitioner and Senior Teacher of Bodymind Acupressure®, Steve is a Certified SomEx(sm) Practitioner (CSP) and is working towards his certification as a SomEx(sm) Specialist.

Steve currently resides in Nashville, TN with Suzan Sommers LMT. They are both creative artists and members of the Art and Soul Artists co-operative and enjoy authentic movement and authentic sounding.

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