Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"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. "
(828) 631-9914
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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. "
Elizabeth Littlefield, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"*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. "
(828) 293-4923
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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. "
John Ritchie, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"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."
Lauren Jenelle March, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D., LCAS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"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. "
Katie Dewhurst, Counselor
Counselor, LPCA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"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."
Suzanne Lloyd Stone, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"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 Verified
"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 Verified
"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. "
Seana R Vernelson, Counselor
Counselor, LPCA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"*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. "
Mary Ellen Griffin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"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."
Ridgeline Therapeutic Collaborative, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
"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. "
(828) 202-5081
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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. "
Carol VanderWoude, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"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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"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."
Tom Wilmot, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
" 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. "
(678) 974-1032
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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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. "
Ned Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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."
Susan P Kimball, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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."
Program Services, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, EAP, SAE
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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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Office is near:
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."
Melanie Norman, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"You are doing life--going to work, to school--but it's not easy! And it's exhausting presenting as if all's OK all the time: to put on the smile, to muster the energy. But that little voice still whispers negativity in the back of your head: All. The. Damn. Time. You don't know how to take appreciation, much less see it in yourself. You don't know how to say no. And you just want some peace and the sense that you exist outside the needs of others."
(828) 705-3498
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Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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"You are doing life--going to work, to school--but it's not easy! And it's exhausting presenting as if all's OK all the time: to put on the smile, to muster the energy. But that little voice still whispers negativity in the back of your head: All. The. Damn. Time. You don't know how to take appreciation, much less see it in yourself. You don't know how to say no. And you just want some peace and the sense that you exist outside the needs of others."
Kristen Keathley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCAS, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
"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
Verified
Office is near:
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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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."
Ridgeline Therapeutic Collaborative, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCASA, MEd
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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."
Lynn P Burrough, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified by Psychology Today 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."
(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."

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