Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway is an assistant professor, the founder and director of New Vision Counseling Center, LLC, a group private practice in Douglasville, GA, and founder of New Vision Consulting and Training, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Board Certified Tele-mental Health (BC-TMH) provider, a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). As an educator and trainer, Dr. Christopher-Holloway works with many helping professionals including counselors, counselors-in-training, social workers, as well as medical professionals.
Dr. Christopher-Holloway's research focuses on the mental health help-seeking experiences of religious or spiritual African American women diagnosed with infertility, as well as the psycho-emotional impact of infertility. Additionally, she focuses on counselor trans-cultural competence, the intersection of religion and spirituality and mental health, and the impact of generational trauma and the 'Strong Black Woman' syndrome in Black women.
Dr. Christopher-Holloway's background includes working in private practice, in-home counseling, outpatient, and residential treatment. While she has worked with children, adolescents, and adults providing counseling services, her passion and current clinical focus involves working with women experiencing infertility and birth trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (postpartum depression, anxiety, etc), and pregnancy and infant loss (also commonly referred to as perinatal loss or reproductive loss). She is also certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C).
Presenting on various mental health related topics, Dr. Christopher-Holloway provides training, workshops, and speaking "from coast to coast" and internationally. Additionally, she has received numerous awards including the 2019 Breakthrough Award for Outstanding Research presented by the National Board of Certified Counselors, 2018 SACES Emerging Leader, 2018 AMCD Mentoring Program Recipient, the University of West Georgia Counseling Department Distinguished Mentor, Outstanding Practitioner of the Year, and a 2014 National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation Minority Fellow.