Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
(828) 586-5555
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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."
David R Desko, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, MS, HSP-LPA
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
(828) 586-5555
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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."
Compassionate Healing of WNC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, LPCA
Verified by Psychology Today
"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. "
Diedre K Breeden, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"We all have a unique purpose, and this belief is fundamental to my approach for counseling. I strive to help people from all walks of life give a name to what they're dealing with, create a vision for healing and truly embrace their full potential. I love meeting new people, sitting with them in the moment and watching them blossom as they release heavy burdens they have been carrying through life. "
(828) 631-9914
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"We all have a unique purpose, and this belief is fundamental to my approach for counseling. I strive to help people from all walks of life give a name to what they're dealing with, create a vision for healing and truly embrace their full potential. I love meeting new people, sitting with them in the moment and watching them blossom as they release heavy burdens they have been carrying through life. "
Katie Dewhurst, Counselor
Counselor, LPCA
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
(828) 586-5555
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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."
John Ritchie, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
(828) 537-4037
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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."
Mary Ellen Griffin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"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."
(828) 586-5511
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"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."
Program Services, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, EAP, SAE
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"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."
(828) 468-8275
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Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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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."
Tom Wilmot, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
" ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Discussing personal challenges is always a challenge. 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 the past ten years I have always worked to demonstrate compassion and empathy in assisting individuals, children and families that have solicited my support dealing the challenges and stressful situations that seems an unavoidable part of life. "
(678) 974-1032
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Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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" ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Discussing personal challenges is always a challenge. 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 the past ten years I have always worked to demonstrate compassion and empathy in assisting individuals, children and families that have solicited my support dealing the challenges and stressful situations that seems an unavoidable part of life. "
Ned Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"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."
(828) 318-8826
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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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."
Carol VanderWoude, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* 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."
(828) 471-0185
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Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* 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."
Ridgeline Therapeutic Collaborative, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *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, process traumatic events decrease the impact anxiety and depression have on daily life, and ultimately achieve the quality of life they desire. "
(828) 202-5081
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *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, process traumatic events decrease the impact anxiety and depression have on daily life, and ultimately achieve the quality of life they desire. "
Susan P Kimball, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"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."
(828) 539-4057
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Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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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."
Arika Morrison, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, M.S., LPCS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"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 16 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."
(828) 471-4840
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"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 16 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."
Steven Wampler, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"I believe that everyone has the capacity for strong, healthy relationships, and though we sometimes stumble and fall or simply "get stuck" in our personal journey or in relationship with our partners, we can pick ourselves up, brush off the dust, and continue on with love and joy. My work with couples is focused on helping them find their way through the rough patches-helping them ease their loneliness by finding strength in each other...together."
(828) 506-5145
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Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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"I believe that everyone has the capacity for strong, healthy relationships, and though we sometimes stumble and fall or simply "get stuck" in our personal journey or in relationship with our partners, we can pick ourselves up, brush off the dust, and continue on with love and joy. My work with couples is focused on helping them find their way through the rough patches-helping them ease their loneliness by finding strength in each other...together."
Jennifer Graves Belham, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"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
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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"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."
Raymond C Turpin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, LPCS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"After 24+ years of practicing in community mental health agency settings and supervising and training clinicians, I am transitioning into private practice in order to more directly serve individuals and families who are struggling with issues of functionality, relationships, identity, self-esteem and other manifestations of life challenges. I have extensive experience working with trauma, mood disorders and behavior disorders and I work exceptionally well with adolescents and young adults although I feel comfortable working with adults of all ages. When you want to better understand your particular challenges and make positive changes, I can assist with your healing/growth process."
(833) 522-0852
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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"After 24+ years of practicing in community mental health agency settings and supervising and training clinicians, I am transitioning into private practice in order to more directly serve individuals and families who are struggling with issues of functionality, relationships, identity, self-esteem and other manifestations of life challenges. I have extensive experience working with trauma, mood disorders and behavior disorders and I work exceptionally well with adolescents and young adults although I feel comfortable working with adults of all ages. When you want to better understand your particular challenges and make positive changes, I can assist with your healing/growth process."
Lauren Roth, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"I work with couples and individuals and support issues including, relationship concerns, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, etc. I have found the most effective growth and change is rooted in a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. In my holistic approach, I evaluate and challenge the mind, body and emotions. This provides external skills and internal growth that makes for lasting effects in relationship and within self. I truly believe that people are resilient. When someone is motivated to change, given the opportunity to be understood, validated and compassionately challenged, they can meet their therapy goals."
(828) 351-7461
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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"I work with couples and individuals and support issues including, relationship concerns, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, etc. I have found the most effective growth and change is rooted in a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. In my holistic approach, I evaluate and challenge the mind, body and emotions. This provides external skills and internal growth that makes for lasting effects in relationship and within self. I truly believe that people are resilient. When someone is motivated to change, given the opportunity to be understood, validated and compassionately challenged, they can meet their therapy goals."
Lynn P Burrough, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"My ideal client is one who is interested in finding happiness in love, work and community. My joy during my 30 years in practice is to experience, with individuals and couples, their growth towards these goals. Years in private practice and a major medical setting in New York have given me a broad background in helping people cope with the many challenges life hands them and to help them regain their feelings of hope. Additional focus is placed on life transitions including divorce, retirement, and bereavement. Additionally, I offer guidance in helping your children and teens navigate those challenging years."
(828) 627-8744
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"My ideal client is one who is interested in finding happiness in love, work and community. My joy during my 30 years in practice is to experience, with individuals and couples, their growth towards these goals. Years in private practice and a major medical setting in New York have given me a broad background in helping people cope with the many challenges life hands them and to help them regain their feelings of hope. Additional focus is placed on life transitions including divorce, retirement, and bereavement. Additionally, I offer guidance in helping your children and teens navigate those challenging years."
Ridgeline Therapeutic Collaborative, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCASA, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
" Accepting new clients in Waynesville only. I enjoy working with all ages of clients and believe that anyone is capable of positive change. I view my clients as equal collaborators in the therapeutic process and I, therefore, take cue from their needs, strengths, and stated desired outcome for their time in therapy. Issues my practice have focused on include: trauma, PTSD, anxiety, personality disorders, gender and sexual identity, living with an intellectual or physical disability, social skills acquisition (particularly in cases of individuals with autism), addictions, pain management and strengthening family relationships."
(828) 756-3132
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Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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" Accepting new clients in Waynesville only. I enjoy working with all ages of clients and believe that anyone is capable of positive change. I view my clients as equal collaborators in the therapeutic process and I, therefore, take cue from their needs, strengths, and stated desired outcome for their time in therapy. Issues my practice have focused on include: trauma, PTSD, anxiety, personality disorders, gender and sexual identity, living with an intellectual or physical disability, social skills acquisition (particularly in cases of individuals with autism), addictions, pain management and strengthening family relationships."

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