Chaka Holley, LCSW, received a Master of Social Work Degree from Western Michigan University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She also received a Master of Divinity Degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. Throughout the years, she has provided both psychotherapy and Spiritual care and counseling to people from an array of backgrounds.
Her clients have included people experiencing the challenges of homelessness, incarceration, chronic illness and poverty, as well as people navigating college and the professional work world.
Chaka uses a trauma informed approach to working with clients and is attentive to their needs. She believes in holistic care and incorporates all aspects of the person into treatment. Chaka draws from Family System Theory and helps clients to identify themes and patterns in their lives that lead to healing.
Whether clients are struggling with identity issues, spiritual trauma or emptiness, grief, anxiety, loneliness, family discord, or decision making she accompanies them along the journey to wholeness. She provides a safe environment for clients to explore their pain. Chaka aids the client in creating new awareness and garnering the confidence to adequately address their stressors. She is an attentive listener and values her client’s perspective and works collaboratively with them to achieve the desired change.
Chaka is interested in working with individuals, couples, and families. She is drawn to working with troubled youth, healers, activists, and people struggling with issues of identity, including gender, sexuality, race, and religion. She is a certified “Prepare and Enrich” pre-marital and marriage enrichment program facilitator and enjoys providing premarital counseling. Whether a client is struggling with family discord or internal conflict Chaka provides a soothing atmosphere to help the client find resolve.