Our Story

Dr. Hall worked in 29 Palms California with Marines and Sailors post-combat for four years on base and is the author of Deployed: A Survival Guide for Families at War. Trained in EMDR (Levels 1 & 2; EMDRIA supervisor) in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina he has used it ever since in a variety of contexts, and has since had training in Internal Family Systems, Heart Math, Certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and other trauma related modalities. 

Michael Gisser (PhD Candidate) is a former US Army chaplain trained Marriage and Family Therapy with additional training in trauma recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder/symptoms (PTSD) and crisis incident management. His unique experience embodies an integrative approach using Solution Focused, Bowen Family Systems, emotional focused therapy as well as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Michael works with individuals, military personnel, veterans, and their families, couples, and the LGBTQIA community. Michael is knowledgeable of world religions and diverse cultural backgrounds.

Michael’s experience as an Army Chaplain as well as a hospital chaplain allows him to empathize with other families who might be dealing with the stress of military life and chronic illness. Michael has worked with families dealing with palliative and hospice care, helping to reduce the stress and work through grief and related issues.

Michael is EMDR trained and uses it to aid in trauma recovery, addiction and related issues. He is trained in Traumatic Event Management, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Level 1 and 2, Solution Focused therapy and family systems. His integrative approach allows him to tailor a treatment plan to meet the goals and needs of his clients.

Michael will sees clients in both the Pittsboro and Cary offices. He is currently accepting new clients in both offices. Feel free to contact him to schedule an initial consultation through his email at mgissernctherapist@gmail.com as well


Many clients have been able to live a life they thought they could never live again after completing therapy with Dr Hall and M. Gisser.


Transcending the nightmare of PTSD brings true freedom to think, feel, and move without fear. 

Leaders in the Field of PTSD treatment

No matter what your trauma may be, we have worked with it and are ready to help you.