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Kelley Holladay, PhD, LMHC, LPCC, MAC, NCC, CCC, QS is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Mexico, a Master's Addiction Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. She is trained to provide telehealth services, as well as supervision services for counselors-in-training. Her research interests include legal rights for victims of sexual violence, interpersonal abuse, and cyber-sexual assault. She has clinical experience working in the areas of trauma and addiction for individuals, families, and young adults. Having successfully defended at the University of Central Florida, my dissertation topic was a quantitative investigation of the psychological experiences faced by victims of cyber-sexual assault. 

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A few personal details about me, as my philosophy is that vulnerability is a strength. We all have a narrative, or life story, with many chapters. As we learn to navigate our world, we learn to identify those people we can be vulnerable with, and share our narrative with. I became a licensed counselor and supervisor so that I join others as they grow, and share this narrative. I subsequently pursued a higher level of education to offer efficacious treatment approaches.

As a Florida native, I have lived across the state (Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater), in addition to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The traumas we face, and also rebuild from, inevitably shape us. With a little self-compassion, and a little help along the way, maybe we can experience some post-traumatic growth as well? Post-traumatic growth may follow a traumatic event, and can shape our belief system, or the way we navigate our world. Trauma comes in many forms, as does healing. Perhaps our trauma is a career change, infidelity, infertility, sadness, trouble with finding a life purpose, financial stress, loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, sexual abuse, substance use, eating disorders, and rumination over past mistakes, as well as many others not on this list. I have spent over a decade working with individuals from many backgrounds that have faced a variety of concerns in each of the places I lived.


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Professional Accolades
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Kelley Holladay, PhD, LMHC, LPCC, MAC, NCC, CCC, QS


University of Central Florida, PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision (2016)

Troy University, Tampa, M.A., Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology (2012)

University of Central Florida, B.A., Political Science (2008)

La Sorbonne, Paris, France, Intensive Language Program (2007)     


Licensure and Certification

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC – Florida)

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC – New Mexico)

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Certified Career Counselor (CCC)

Qualified Supervisor (QS) | (MHC)

Master Addiction Counselor (MAC)

Certified Telehealth Practitioner (CTP)

Trauma Training

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Training Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies

(led by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk from Trauma Research Foundation)


Professional Affiliations

Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness (ACSSW)

American Counseling Association (ACA) 

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

National Career Development Association (NCDA)

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

Florida Counseling Association (FCA)

Florida Mental Health Counseling Association (FMHCA)

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