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"People often first seek counseling from a sense of pain, emotional turmoil, or doubts about self. They are in a crisis, experiencing some problems, or have experienced some kind of set backs that cause them to reach out for help, initially. In my 40+ years of practice, I have put a high priority on offering a safe, compassionate, and confidential relationship that will set you at ease. This allows you to find the courage to speak frankly about your deepest concerns and examine any and all alternatives for how to resolve your personal concerns. We will form an alliance to work together to bring you to a better place in your life."
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"People often first seek counseling from a sense of pain, emotional turmoil, or doubts about self. They are in a crisis, experiencing some problems, or have experienced some kind of set backs that cause them to reach out for help, initially. In my 40+ years of practice, I have put a high priority on offering a safe, compassionate, and confidential relationship that will set you at ease. This allows you to find the courage to speak frankly about your deepest concerns and examine any and all alternatives for how to resolve your personal concerns. We will form an alliance to work together to bring you to a better place in your life."
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"I currently am not taking new clients. We all, at times, can benefit from walking with a special companion on this journey; someone who is not part of our everyday life, who has skills and experience to bring us insight and comfort. Sometimes our families, friends, or coworkers don't feel like a safe place to turn. My desire is to provide a space for understanding, healing, and hope so that you can begin to experience more fully, who you are and the beauty of your story. I see adults that struggle with anxiety, depression and life transitions challenges."
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"I currently am not taking new clients. We all, at times, can benefit from walking with a special companion on this journey; someone who is not part of our everyday life, who has skills and experience to bring us insight and comfort. Sometimes our families, friends, or coworkers don't feel like a safe place to turn. My desire is to provide a space for understanding, healing, and hope so that you can begin to experience more fully, who you are and the beauty of your story. I see adults that struggle with anxiety, depression and life transitions challenges."
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"Making a change can be difficult but may be needed at this time in your life. Through identifying your strengths and focusing on moving forward we will work towards achieving the positive changes you need now. Keeping your life in balance is essential to maintaining healthy relationships. Clients include Individual, Marital, Family and Adolescents."
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"Making a change can be difficult but may be needed at this time in your life. Through identifying your strengths and focusing on moving forward we will work towards achieving the positive changes you need now. Keeping your life in balance is essential to maintaining healthy relationships. Clients include Individual, Marital, Family and Adolescents."
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"I specialize in Christian counseling and strive to help everyone find purpose in their experiences, create a vision for healing and truly embrace their full potential. My approach for clinical work has always been to be present with each person and encourage them to use whatever trials they have experienced to become stronger and enhance their overall story. I genuinely believe none of us have to be defined by what has happened to us in life, but rather can use those experiences, good and bad alike, to become better versions of ourselves. "
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"I specialize in Christian counseling and strive to help everyone find purpose in their experiences, create a vision for healing and truly embrace their full potential. My approach for clinical work has always been to be present with each person and encourage them to use whatever trials they have experienced to become stronger and enhance their overall story. I genuinely believe none of us have to be defined by what has happened to us in life, but rather can use those experiences, good and bad alike, to become better versions of ourselves. "
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"Your decision to engage in counseling is to be appreciated and honored as it often involves courage, commitment, vulnerability, and a willingness to change. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I view my role as giving you the support, safety, caring, and respect you deserve while facilitating you doing that for yourself. I will also provide cognitive, emotional, and behavioral models, "tools" and experiences to enhance your self-awareness, self-expression, and self-care; and help you learn to trust in your basic goodness and wisdom."
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"Your decision to engage in counseling is to be appreciated and honored as it often involves courage, commitment, vulnerability, and a willingness to change. It is important that you feel heard, understood, and accepted for who you are and what you have already experienced. I view my role as giving you the support, safety, caring, and respect you deserve while facilitating you doing that for yourself. I will also provide cognitive, emotional, and behavioral models, "tools" and experiences to enhance your self-awareness, self-expression, and self-care; and help you learn to trust in your basic goodness and wisdom."
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"MY APPROACH TO HELPING: I see life as a journey. Sometimes we get in a rut and have difficulty getting out, or sometimes we think we are on the right road and things turn out differently than expected, leaving us devastated and not knowing how or what to change. At times, we are unaware of our repeated patterns or how early life experiences have affected us. We usually do the best we can with what skills we have at the time. Sometimes, we have to change our skill set and develop strategies and skills that will help us be happier and more functional people. Life is a journey, one step at a time."
(828) 492-3207
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"MY APPROACH TO HELPING: I see life as a journey. Sometimes we get in a rut and have difficulty getting out, or sometimes we think we are on the right road and things turn out differently than expected, leaving us devastated and not knowing how or what to change. At times, we are unaware of our repeated patterns or how early life experiences have affected us. We usually do the best we can with what skills we have at the time. Sometimes, we have to change our skill set and develop strategies and skills that will help us be happier and more functional people. Life is a journey, one step at a time."
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"Founded on a person-centered approach, I believe that the professional relationship is a large part of the therapeutic work. Although I integrate several evidence-based modalities including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, somatic, psycho-dynamic, & motivational interviewing interventions, I welcome any presentation for both adults as well as youth. "
(828) 372-5855
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"Founded on a person-centered approach, I believe that the professional relationship is a large part of the therapeutic work. Although I integrate several evidence-based modalities including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, somatic, psycho-dynamic, & motivational interviewing interventions, I welcome any presentation for both adults as well as youth. "
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Life can sometimes be overwhelming and we just don’t know how to move forward. Therapy provides a safe, supportive place to regroup, experience nonjudgmental support, and take back the control you have been searching for. While talking to someone can be uncomfortable and sometimes daunting, finding the right therapist that can guide and encourage you will help make lasting transformation in your life. "
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Life can sometimes be overwhelming and we just don’t know how to move forward. Therapy provides a safe, supportive place to regroup, experience nonjudgmental support, and take back the control you have been searching for. While talking to someone can be uncomfortable and sometimes daunting, finding the right therapist that can guide and encourage you will help make lasting transformation in your life. "
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"I provide substance abuse and mental health treatment services in the Jackson County area. I work with clients who are experiencing problems for the first time and with clients who have tried recovery on more than one occasion. Compassionate Healing of WNC provides assessments as well as individual and group counseling sessions. I work with clients to help them create their goals and the steps they can take in order to achieve those goals. "
(828) 482-0815
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"I provide substance abuse and mental health treatment services in the Jackson County area. I work with clients who are experiencing problems for the first time and with clients who have tried recovery on more than one occasion. Compassionate Healing of WNC provides assessments as well as individual and group counseling sessions. I work with clients to help them create their goals and the steps they can take in order to achieve those goals. "
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"I do not have openings at this time. To me, the most important things I do as a psychologist are to listen to you carefully and attentively; and to respond in such a way that you feel heard and understood on a deep level. Many people come to psychotherapy feeling their problems or symptoms don't make sense, leaving them feeling worried or discouraged. In our meetings, we will discuss your feelings and experiences, so you can learn more about what you do feel, and how your feelings do in fact make sense, given what you've been through in your life."
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"I do not have openings at this time. To me, the most important things I do as a psychologist are to listen to you carefully and attentively; and to respond in such a way that you feel heard and understood on a deep level. Many people come to psychotherapy feeling their problems or symptoms don't make sense, leaving them feeling worried or discouraged. In our meetings, we will discuss your feelings and experiences, so you can learn more about what you do feel, and how your feelings do in fact make sense, given what you've been through in your life."
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"Talking about struggles is never pleasant, however finding the right therapist to support and guide you can make it the process successful. Supporting children and families the past 7+ years has been my passion. Specializing in trauma: childhood,PTSD, sexual,relational, family/life transition struggles, anxiety, depression, and attachment disorders with children, young adults, and adults. My hope is to support the members of my community to meet their personal goals by helping to decrease the impact of undesired mental health symptoms have on daily life, and ultimately achieve the quality of life they desire. "
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"Talking about struggles is never pleasant, however finding the right therapist to support and guide you can make it the process successful. Supporting children and families the past 7+ years has been my passion. Specializing in trauma: childhood,PTSD, sexual,relational, family/life transition struggles, anxiety, depression, and attachment disorders with children, young adults, and adults. My hope is to support the members of my community to meet their personal goals by helping to decrease the impact of undesired mental health symptoms have on daily life, and ultimately achieve the quality of life they desire. "
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I am a Christian Counselor with a genuine belief that there is always hope. My approach is one of compassion and authenticity with a desire to meet people where they are and to walk alongside them through challenges they may be facing. My goal is to help one recognize the root of the struggle, develop a vision and plan for healing, and to support one through the journey of reaching one’s full potential. "
(828) 634-7296
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I am a Christian Counselor with a genuine belief that there is always hope. My approach is one of compassion and authenticity with a desire to meet people where they are and to walk alongside them through challenges they may be facing. My goal is to help one recognize the root of the struggle, develop a vision and plan for healing, and to support one through the journey of reaching one’s full potential. "
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"Finding and meeting a therapist can be hard, and making sure you have a great fit is crucial. Because the quality of the connection between us is essential to getting the best treatment, I offer free consultations. If you are not quite ready to make a full initial appointment, I'm happy to meet with you in person for a 30 minute conversation in order to make sure we are a good match to work together. The focus of my work is long-term therapy with in-depth exploration of creativity, meaning, spirituality, dreams, vocation and purpose."
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"Finding and meeting a therapist can be hard, and making sure you have a great fit is crucial. Because the quality of the connection between us is essential to getting the best treatment, I offer free consultations. If you are not quite ready to make a full initial appointment, I'm happy to meet with you in person for a 30 minute conversation in order to make sure we are a good match to work together. The focus of my work is long-term therapy with in-depth exploration of creativity, meaning, spirituality, dreams, vocation and purpose."
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"Are you a woman losing your heart trying to make your life work? It is possible grow from your difficulties and feel better about your life. You've worked hard to get where you are; whether it's in a relationship, or that job you wanted, or being the kind of parent you wanted to be and maybe even have a little extra in the bank. But it's hard."
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"Are you a woman losing your heart trying to make your life work? It is possible grow from your difficulties and feel better about your life. You've worked hard to get where you are; whether it's in a relationship, or that job you wanted, or being the kind of parent you wanted to be and maybe even have a little extra in the bank. But it's hard."
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" ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Discussing personal challenges can often be difficult. The fact is that "life is difficult", and there are times we all requre help "aligning our compass". Finding a therapist can be an important step in discovering a path to a "life worth living". For over 10 years I have worked to demonstrate compassion and empathy in assisting individuals, children and families that have solicited my support in meeting the challenges and stressful situations that seems an unavoidable part of life. "
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" ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Discussing personal challenges can often be difficult. The fact is that "life is difficult", and there are times we all requre help "aligning our compass". Finding a therapist can be an important step in discovering a path to a "life worth living". For over 10 years I have worked to demonstrate compassion and empathy in assisting individuals, children and families that have solicited my support in meeting the challenges and stressful situations that seems an unavoidable part of life. "
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"I enjoy working with clients who actively participate in their therapy. It is important to be ready to enter into therapy. The focus of therapy is on you not the others in your life - for after all you cannot change other people but rather the only person you can change is yourself. I can help you make the changes you want to make. Want to survive a trauma, stay sober, lose weight, interact better with others, recover from a loss, examine a troubled intimacy? This is what I do."
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"I enjoy working with clients who actively participate in their therapy. It is important to be ready to enter into therapy. The focus of therapy is on you not the others in your life - for after all you cannot change other people but rather the only person you can change is yourself. I can help you make the changes you want to make. Want to survive a trauma, stay sober, lose weight, interact better with others, recover from a loss, examine a troubled intimacy? This is what I do."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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"The heart of my work is the compassionate and authentic approach I've developed over many years, helping people to find peace of mind and compassion for themselves and others, one day at a time. If you've experienced the trauma of abandonment or abuse, grief or loss, I can guide your path of recovery with understanding, care and healing. I can help you to find more emotional stability in your relationships and your life. In my practice I see individuals, couples, pre-teens/tweens, adolescents/teenagers and the family as a whole."
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"The heart of my work is the compassionate and authentic approach I've developed over many years, helping people to find peace of mind and compassion for themselves and others, one day at a time. If you've experienced the trauma of abandonment or abuse, grief or loss, I can guide your path of recovery with understanding, care and healing. I can help you to find more emotional stability in your relationships and your life. In my practice I see individuals, couples, pre-teens/tweens, adolescents/teenagers and the family as a whole."
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"I am truly passionate about working with people who are ready to journey into counseling and invest in themselves. I know this can be unfamiliar terrain for many individuals, but my compassionate presence eases this discomfort. I have over 18 years of experience helping individuals suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, partner relational issues, interpersonal relationship difficulties, past trauma and abuse, perfectionism, shame, poor body image and low self-esteem. I value the therapeutic relationship where I cultivate a safe space for transformation, hope, and healing."
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"I am truly passionate about working with people who are ready to journey into counseling and invest in themselves. I know this can be unfamiliar terrain for many individuals, but my compassionate presence eases this discomfort. I have over 18 years of experience helping individuals suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, partner relational issues, interpersonal relationship difficulties, past trauma and abuse, perfectionism, shame, poor body image and low self-esteem. I value the therapeutic relationship where I cultivate a safe space for transformation, hope, and healing."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCAS, LCSW
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"My approach is rooted in the experience and belief that we have the answers within. I want my clients to not only survive addiction, eating disorders, and anxiety, but to thrive and love their life. My clients are often incredibly intelligent, creative, and driven. I have seen my clients accomplish amazing things when they get clear on their goals and apply their gifts toward a fulfilling life. My goal is to help you get beneath the layers of labels and get down to your core. Much of our work focuses on aligning your decisions and actions with your own truth."
(828) 237-1979
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"My approach is rooted in the experience and belief that we have the answers within. I want my clients to not only survive addiction, eating disorders, and anxiety, but to thrive and love their life. My clients are often incredibly intelligent, creative, and driven. I have seen my clients accomplish amazing things when they get clear on their goals and apply their gifts toward a fulfilling life. My goal is to help you get beneath the layers of labels and get down to your core. Much of our work focuses on aligning your decisions and actions with your own truth."
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"*Waiting List Only-Accepting New Clients in June* Struggling within yourself, or in relationship to a partner, child, friend, or family member can leave you exhausted. Finding answers to questions about what to do next, who to trust, and how to manage the resulting anger, sadness, guilt, or loneliness consumes your energy. You wonder if anyone truly understands and can help you make sense of it so you can build a life you love. Helping people feel at ease to make concrete, powerful change is my strength. I can help you find your way through the struggle toward resolution and relief while finding your stronger, more confident self."
(828) 548-1064
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"*Waiting List Only-Accepting New Clients in June* Struggling within yourself, or in relationship to a partner, child, friend, or family member can leave you exhausted. Finding answers to questions about what to do next, who to trust, and how to manage the resulting anger, sadness, guilt, or loneliness consumes your energy. You wonder if anyone truly understands and can help you make sense of it so you can build a life you love. Helping people feel at ease to make concrete, powerful change is my strength. I can help you find your way through the struggle toward resolution and relief while finding your stronger, more confident self."

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