I believe humor, compassion, and education are important in the discovery of solutions. The use of dream work, art therapy and hypnotherapy are techniques that can be used to uncover underlying issues for deeper healing depending on your personal needs and preference. My counseling style is Cognitive Behavioral (addressing negative thinking) , Gestalt (staying in the here and now), and Existential (passion and meaning of life). Assignments maybe given as I believe therapy continues outside of the session. I have more than 20 years experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I look forward to your call.
My specialty areas are addictions, grief and loss, post traumatic stress, divorce, gender identity, hoarding, depression, and anxiety.
Gwinnett Counseling and Hypnotherapy is located on the ground floor of a two story red brick office building across the street from Carlin Vision. When you enter the building go through the first door on the left into the reception area. I will be out to greet you.
Call or Email Michele Holstad for a free phone consultation now - (678) 929-5298


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Iowa State University
  • Year Graduated: 1991
  • License No. and State: 002598 Georgia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • EAP Consultants
  • PHCS
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • hoarding

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2015