Virtual LPC Podcast #23 featuring Michelle Mays, LPC, CSAT

Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Relational Recovery in Leesburg Virginia, Michelle Mays LPC, CSAT has over 13 years experience in providing individual, couples and group therapy to those struggling with sexual addiction, trauma and relationship issues.

Michelle is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes. She is also trained in Post Induction Therapy by Pia Mellody for the treatment of relational trauma. Michelle is sought out as a writer, trainer and speaker on sexual addiction, partners of sex addicts, the developmental model of trauma treatment, and relationship issues. In addition, she mentors and supervises upcoming therapists. Michelle is in the process of completing her certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.

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Please welcome Michelle!  Between operating a counseling practice, writing a book to help partners of sex addicts, and developing a website ( should be coming out soon), she is able to maintain a balanced lifestyle.  One of the keys to her success is that she leaves her evening open throughout the week.  That seems to be a struggle for so many people in private practice, due to the "need" to see clients in the evening to accommodate client schedules.  Michelle offers some excellent insight into running a counseling practice and maintaining balance in life.

Some resources she uses and recommends are:

Wellness: "artist way" (you can learn what this means listening to the podcast!); meditation, exercise, play, and prayer.

Books: "Presence" by Amy Cuddy; "The Truth" by Neil Strauss; "Do the Work" by Steven Pressfield; "The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel van der Kolk

Internet Resources:; Scrivener for Mac

To learn more about Michelle, you can visit her website HERE!

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