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Michele C. Blackman MA, LMFT, LCAS-A is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples, family therapy, and substance abuse and owns and works as a private practitioner at Shelby Wellness and Therapy Center PLLC.  Mrs. Blackman has been a resident of Shelby since 2005 and resides there with her husband and their four children.

Practicing as a marriage and family therapist since 2009, and as a graduate of Pfeiffer University-Charlotte, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are relationship issues, individual struggles, postpartum issues, and parenting.  Michele also works as an adjunct professor for Gardner-Webb University.

Michele is an interactive, systems therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Michele has been in private practice since 2010 and opened the wellness center in May of 2015 with the vision of providing a total wellness solution to her clients.  With complementary services in one location it makes it easier for clients to take care of themselves and live happier, healthier lives.

MMFT, Masters Marriage and Family Therapy, Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC 
BS, Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Organizational Development, Mount Olive College, New Bern, NC
AAS, Associate in Applied Science Human Services Technology, Beaufort County Community College, Washington, NC

License, Certifications, Awards, Positions Held
NCAMFT #1730

2015-2016 VP of Pfeiffer University MFT Alumni Association
CMOMS (Charlotte Mothers of Multiples) Chair of the Special Needs Committee


Shelby Wellness & Therapy Center Professionals

Michele C. Blackman MA, LMFT, LCAS-A

Kimberly Whalen, MA, LMFT-A

Joseph Carlton MA, LMFT-A

Ashtin Dicochea MA, LCWS

Toni NicholsonJones MA, LCSW

Cecilia Boheler MA, LPCA

Mary Elder MA, LPC

Sonya Goforth Parton, Practice Administrator

Chrissy Holiday, Administrative Assistant