Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michelle Harrison

Meet Dr. Michelle Harrison

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Specialization in Leadership (University of the Cumberlands)
  • M.A., Professional Counseling, Specialization in Addiction (University of the Cumberlands)
  • M.A., Professional Counseling (Liberty University)
  • B.A., Education (Kansas University)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S, Kentucky)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, South Carolina)
  • National Board-Certified Counselor (NBCC, National Board of Certified Counselors)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Trained (EMDR Institute)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Michelle Harrison is a full-time online faculty member. She offers counseling online through her non-profit counseling practice, offering counseling to all clients despite their financial circumstances. Her areas of specialization include trauma, addictions, and human trafficking, specifically working with women who have been sex trafficked. Her mission in counseling is to help all people move toward living a whole, healed, and hope-filled life.

Harrison has presented at a variety of local, state, and national conferences on topics related to trauma and sex trafficking. In 2020, she received the KCA Tim Robertson Advocacy Award, presented at the Kentucky Counseling Association’s annual conference.

Publications
  • Harrison, M.H. (2022). Contributor. Patterson, M. The truth About Sex Trafficking: A Survivor’s Experience and What It Means for All of Us. Word Press.
  • Harrison, M.H. (2021). Appendix B: Considerations for speaking and media opportunities. Lynn, D., Integrated: Living beyond the sex trade. (pp.225-226). Alpaca Love Productions.
  • Harrison, M. & Todd, S. (2021). “Understanding, Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in the Schools.” L. Gallo & M.A. Raush (Eds.). Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics. IGI Global.
  • Chapter Reviewer (2020): IGI Global. “Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics.”
  • Mikolon, T. & Harrison, M. (2021). “Specific Theories Applied to Online Counseling.” S.M. Todd, T. M. Mikolon, & D. Perez (Eds.). Synchronous Online Counseling and Supervision in the 21st Century. Cognella.
  • Harrison, M., Goudreau, S., & Loftis, E. (2021). “Advocating for Online Counseling Access for Special Populations.” In S.M. Todd, T. M. Mikolon, & D. Perez (Eds.). Synchronous Online Counseling and Supervision in the 21st Century. Cognella.