Amparo Penny
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, C-DBT Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
"The journey of thousand miles must begin with one step" - Lao Tzu. In a battle with your emotions or body? I am a DBT-certified therapist (have practiced DBT for 14 years), and an Intuitive Eating certified therapist. I see therapy as a journey we take together; you’re the driver and I'm the helpful passenger or tour guide :) I have been a licensed therapist for 14+ years, working with people with mood disorders, emotion regulation challenges, body image issues, and issues of race and gender. I want to provide support as you create a new chapter in your life, gain insight about yourself, and help you develop healthy coping skills.
BIPOC
(828) 373-2537
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
"The journey of thousand miles must begin with one step" - Lao Tzu. In a battle with your emotions or body? I am a DBT-certified therapist (have practiced DBT for 14 years), and an Intuitive Eating certified therapist. I see therapy as a journey we take together; you’re the driver and I'm the helpful passenger or tour guide :) I have been a licensed therapist for 14+ years, working with people with mood disorders, emotion regulation challenges, body image issues, and issues of race and gender. I want to provide support as you create a new chapter in your life, gain insight about yourself, and help you develop healthy coping skills.
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Lissa Friedman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMHC, ATR, CHT Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
www.lissafriedman.com - I like to help people find the deep knot of their pattern, gently lovingly untie it, and bring healing to the wound. I have been a therapist for about 30 years, and in private Practice since 1987. While my style is eclectic, it is my warmth, compassion, and acceptance that underlie all of my work. I try to provide an environment, much like a container, for my clients to open to their own natural self compassion and acceptance. Seeing each person as whole, rather than deficient provides an environment for people to come to a natural place of healing.
BIPOC
(352) 578-3092
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
www.lissafriedman.com - I like to help people find the deep knot of their pattern, gently lovingly untie it, and bring healing to the wound. I have been a therapist for about 30 years, and in private Practice since 1987. While my style is eclectic, it is my warmth, compassion, and acceptance that underlie all of my work. I try to provide an environment, much like a container, for my clients to open to their own natural self compassion and acceptance. Seeing each person as whole, rather than deficient provides an environment for people to come to a natural place of healing.
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Ron Pallick
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Hearing from the heart and seeking help with paralyzing personal challenges can be a daunting experience. Finding someone to connect with in the process of personal healing is half the battle to a solution. Keeping the person at the center of the therapeutic process is a goal for me. I have employed this approach for over 16 years of practice in Western NC. While this majestic mountain setting is a place of unique beauty it is not free of personal challenges that may need a calm and skilled approach to navigating life' s challenges.
BIPOC
(828) 548-1726
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
Hearing from the heart and seeking help with paralyzing personal challenges can be a daunting experience. Finding someone to connect with in the process of personal healing is half the battle to a solution. Keeping the person at the center of the therapeutic process is a goal for me. I have employed this approach for over 16 years of practice in Western NC. While this majestic mountain setting is a place of unique beauty it is not free of personal challenges that may need a calm and skilled approach to navigating life' s challenges.
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Bianca Ingrid Gragg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I work to create a safe space for individuals and families to share and grow. I understand the importance and necessity to heal ourselves in relationship to our world around us. And at the same time, the necessity to push the status quo of our environments and systems that may be causing us harm both individually and collectively. As a participant in activism and organizing work, I understand the emotional, psychological, and overall toll that this work can take on an individual, a family, and/or a collective.
BIPOC
(828) 481-8824
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
I work to create a safe space for individuals and families to share and grow. I understand the importance and necessity to heal ourselves in relationship to our world around us. And at the same time, the necessity to push the status quo of our environments and systems that may be causing us harm both individually and collectively. As a participant in activism and organizing work, I understand the emotional, psychological, and overall toll that this work can take on an individual, a family, and/or a collective.
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Catherine Brooke Bohnsack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I believe that clarity regarding who you are, what you believe, and why you believe it are among the greatest predictors a good and joyful life. I also know that a "joyful life" can sound absurd when you're struggling with depression and anxiety. My clients and I talk about their ideals and underlying beliefs and joys as context for their struggles. Together we examine the presumptions and expectations that--when left unchecked--lead to *so* much heartache. We work together to create a narrative of what could and might be instead, along with a solid plan for how to bring new realities into being.
BIPOC
(828) 539-4286
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
I believe that clarity regarding who you are, what you believe, and why you believe it are among the greatest predictors a good and joyful life. I also know that a "joyful life" can sound absurd when you're struggling with depression and anxiety. My clients and I talk about their ideals and underlying beliefs and joys as context for their struggles. Together we examine the presumptions and expectations that--when left unchecked--lead to *so* much heartache. We work together to create a narrative of what could and might be instead, along with a solid plan for how to bring new realities into being.
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Eric Belsterling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAS, CSAT, SP, CCS-I Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I believe there are many ways to achieve well-being and recovery. Presence, patience, compassion, acceptance, and curiosity are some of the qualities I possess. I believe competent therapy is a co-creation between the client and therapist and pride myself in embodying everything I expect of my clients. I'm passionate about stewarding people to create greater acceptance, balance, inner attunement and well-being in their lives. I specialize in all addictions (substance use disorders, behavioral addictions such as chronically problematic sexual behaviors, men's eating disorders, porn, internet gaming) and/or co-occurring disorders.
BIPOC
(828) 476-4278
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
I believe there are many ways to achieve well-being and recovery. Presence, patience, compassion, acceptance, and curiosity are some of the qualities I possess. I believe competent therapy is a co-creation between the client and therapist and pride myself in embodying everything I expect of my clients. I'm passionate about stewarding people to create greater acceptance, balance, inner attunement and well-being in their lives. I specialize in all addictions (substance use disorders, behavioral addictions such as chronically problematic sexual behaviors, men's eating disorders, porn, internet gaming) and/or co-occurring disorders.
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Justina Prenatt
Counselor, MS, LPCA Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I believe that we live in challenging times. Many people find it difficult to feel confident and self assured, have peaceful, fulfilling relationships, navigate the demands of finances, family, work and home, and also focus on nourishing self care. These challenges are interconnected. They are related to how we have developed our sense of self in the context of family expectations and experiences, societal demands, cultural assumptions, and media influence. It is necessary for all of us to learn how to live our best lives in these particular circumstances. You are not alone.
BIPOC
(828) 970-8533
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
I believe that we live in challenging times. Many people find it difficult to feel confident and self assured, have peaceful, fulfilling relationships, navigate the demands of finances, family, work and home, and also focus on nourishing self care. These challenges are interconnected. They are related to how we have developed our sense of self in the context of family expectations and experiences, societal demands, cultural assumptions, and media influence. It is necessary for all of us to learn how to live our best lives in these particular circumstances. You are not alone.
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Dr. Sandra Newes
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Hello! I have over 25 years of experience and specialize in anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, self-regulation and recovery. I value in depth assessment and use that to inform our process. Unlike some types of supportive counseling, I offer education about how life experiences are hardwired into our brains, along with how this all aspects of life and our relationships. I also focus on teaching skills you can use to transform anxiety and stress into resilience, calm, and increased joy. To do that, I use mindfulness, somatic/body-based skills, brainspotting, neurofeedback, Rapid Resolution therapy and nature-based connection.
BIPOC
(828) 439-0822
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
Hello! I have over 25 years of experience and specialize in anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, self-regulation and recovery. I value in depth assessment and use that to inform our process. Unlike some types of supportive counseling, I offer education about how life experiences are hardwired into our brains, along with how this all aspects of life and our relationships. I also focus on teaching skills you can use to transform anxiety and stress into resilience, calm, and increased joy. To do that, I use mindfulness, somatic/body-based skills, brainspotting, neurofeedback, Rapid Resolution therapy and nature-based connection.
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Michelle Kater
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Life is really rough right now in so many ways! We have never experienced anything like what we are experiencing right now. Life has been flipped upside down, anxiety is sky high, depression is increasing, relationships are suffering, and those with children are being forced to become homeschool teachers. The sense of balance in our lives has been thrown out. We feel stuck, depressed, anxious, and maybe even hopeless. It is really important to take care of yourself in this space and reach out for help, to talk things through, and figure out how to move forward in a positive direction. You don’t need to stay stuck in this space.
BIPOC
(828) 248-0567
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
Life is really rough right now in so many ways! We have never experienced anything like what we are experiencing right now. Life has been flipped upside down, anxiety is sky high, depression is increasing, relationships are suffering, and those with children are being forced to become homeschool teachers. The sense of balance in our lives has been thrown out. We feel stuck, depressed, anxious, and maybe even hopeless. It is really important to take care of yourself in this space and reach out for help, to talk things through, and figure out how to move forward in a positive direction. You don’t need to stay stuck in this space.
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Mark S Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, PhD Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I have many years experience helping people overcome life obstacles and interpersonal struggles. Clients report significant benefit when they seek help dealing with transforming ideas of self that result from trauma, relationship changes, chronic illness, grief & loss, gender dysphoria, coming out. I have many years experience working with young children, adolescents, and families.
BIPOC
(754) 212-8793
Verified

Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
I have many years experience helping people overcome life obstacles and interpersonal struggles. Clients report significant benefit when they seek help dealing with transforming ideas of self that result from trauma, relationship changes, chronic illness, grief & loss, gender dysphoria, coming out. I have many years experience working with young children, adolescents, and families.
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Pia Arrendell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
You are here because of conflict, infidelity, lack of intimacy and you feel disconnected in your relationship. You've been trying to reconnect but when your relationship is crisis, it can be hard to bridge the gap yourselves. When you can't trust your partner, where do you start? You're hurt, scared and lost but It's possible to let go of the pain and face your fears. Whether you're ready to come in as an individual or as a couple, we can work together to find solutions. No judgement here. It's time to get to work.
BIPOC
(828) 539-4875
Verified
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
You are here because of conflict, infidelity, lack of intimacy and you feel disconnected in your relationship. You've been trying to reconnect but when your relationship is crisis, it can be hard to bridge the gap yourselves. When you can't trust your partner, where do you start? You're hurt, scared and lost but It's possible to let go of the pain and face your fears. Whether you're ready to come in as an individual or as a couple, we can work together to find solutions. No judgement here. It's time to get to work.
Suzanne E Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I have had a career in counseling in one capacity or another for 42 years. Over this time, I have learned many approaches and techniques. The one approach I learned many years ago that I feel is key, is to meet the client where you are at, help you define your goals, and help you identify approaches that you feel might help you the most, and then try to help you stay motivated as you pursue those goals.I am very down to earth and casual in my manner, and flexible in my approach.
BIPOC
(828) 559-3183
Verified
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
I have had a career in counseling in one capacity or another for 42 years. Over this time, I have learned many approaches and techniques. The one approach I learned many years ago that I feel is key, is to meet the client where you are at, help you define your goals, and help you identify approaches that you feel might help you the most, and then try to help you stay motivated as you pursue those goals.I am very down to earth and casual in my manner, and flexible in my approach.
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Anne Jacobe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Welcome to this page and thank you for visiting.  I see my role as a therapist to be a witness and guide on your journey towards healing and wholeness.  I connect with those who are seeking to find themselves, dealing with a life transition, and seeking a supportive presence from a holistic foundation. I hold the space for change to occur as you move you closer to your goals. I creatively adjust to the unique needs of clients that come and see me.
BIPOC
(276) 242-2581
Verified
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
Welcome to this page and thank you for visiting.  I see my role as a therapist to be a witness and guide on your journey towards healing and wholeness.  I connect with those who are seeking to find themselves, dealing with a life transition, and seeking a supportive presence from a holistic foundation. I hold the space for change to occur as you move you closer to your goals. I creatively adjust to the unique needs of clients that come and see me.
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Sarah A. Wells
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
**I am not accpeting new clients at this time.** You want to matter, be understood, feel closer to the people you love: You want to feel like you're enough, have purpose and direction, feel capable of not just keeping yourself together but thriving. I work with individuals who are suffering, not liking themselves, and making harmful decisions. I also work with couples who are desperate to find connection and put an end to their toxic communication. Being able to share meaningfully with others while carrying a deep knowing of your worth is at the core of feeling happy, satisfied, and empowered in your life.
BIPOC
(828) 528-3355
Verified
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
**I am not accpeting new clients at this time.** You want to matter, be understood, feel closer to the people you love: You want to feel like you're enough, have purpose and direction, feel capable of not just keeping yourself together but thriving. I work with individuals who are suffering, not liking themselves, and making harmful decisions. I also work with couples who are desperate to find connection and put an end to their toxic communication. Being able to share meaningfully with others while carrying a deep knowing of your worth is at the core of feeling happy, satisfied, and empowered in your life.
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Melissa Lopez
Counselor, MA, LPC
Asheville, NC 28801
**Not Accepting New Clients Right This Moment** I work with dynamic women and men who want to do big things with their lives yet experience mood and health challenges that keep them from fully realizing their potential. I help them get centered, balanced, and healthy so they're happier, more vital ... and more fulfilled. I work with the "highly sensitive person" who struggles with self-acceptance, guilt, and shame. Additionally, I work with people facing health challenges, helping them regain the capabilities they've lost and vigor they once enjoyed.
BIPOC
(828) 419-0275
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
**Not Accepting New Clients Right This Moment** I work with dynamic women and men who want to do big things with their lives yet experience mood and health challenges that keep them from fully realizing their potential. I help them get centered, balanced, and healthy so they're happier, more vital ... and more fulfilled. I work with the "highly sensitive person" who struggles with self-acceptance, guilt, and shame. Additionally, I work with people facing health challenges, helping them regain the capabilities they've lost and vigor they once enjoyed.
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Nell Corry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NCGC, MBACP Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed? Overwhelmed by relationship, work issues, addictions? Congratulations for taking the first step to change your life. Reaching out for help takes courage at a time when we are not feeling very brave. No matter how overwhelming things seem now, all of your problems have solutions. I provide a safe, private environment where we work together to help you feel empowered, at peace, good about yourself and excited about living. I offer a free 20 minute consultation so you can ask questions and decide if you feel comfortable working with me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
BIPOC
(828) 476-4054
Verified
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed? Overwhelmed by relationship, work issues, addictions? Congratulations for taking the first step to change your life. Reaching out for help takes courage at a time when we are not feeling very brave. No matter how overwhelming things seem now, all of your problems have solutions. I provide a safe, private environment where we work together to help you feel empowered, at peace, good about yourself and excited about living. I offer a free 20 minute consultation so you can ask questions and decide if you feel comfortable working with me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Marianne Redmond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Helping people gain confidence and self esteem through the development of a safe and collaborative relationship is the goal of my practice. I believe that strength comes from within and finding a way to connect to our own deeper strength and spirit brings success, joy and fulfillment. My approach is determined by listening and being present then careful consideration of each individuals strenghts and needs.
BIPOC
(828) 468-8003
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
Helping people gain confidence and self esteem through the development of a safe and collaborative relationship is the goal of my practice. I believe that strength comes from within and finding a way to connect to our own deeper strength and spirit brings success, joy and fulfillment. My approach is determined by listening and being present then careful consideration of each individuals strenghts and needs.
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Alice Perez Blackburn
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
**Providing telehealth (video/phone sessions) to existing and new clients throughout COVID-19 social distancing/isolation protocols** We are all carrying so much more than ever before in human history: family, work, trauma, a global pandemic. These burdens have a tendency to overflow and spill onto our ability to just get through the day. Let's work through it all together, in a warm, safe atmosphere where you are free to explore until you emerge with or without answers.
BIPOC
(828) 481-8310
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
**Providing telehealth (video/phone sessions) to existing and new clients throughout COVID-19 social distancing/isolation protocols** We are all carrying so much more than ever before in human history: family, work, trauma, a global pandemic. These burdens have a tendency to overflow and spill onto our ability to just get through the day. Let's work through it all together, in a warm, safe atmosphere where you are free to explore until you emerge with or without answers.
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Marissa Kent-White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
As a trained couples' and family therapist, I use a systemic approach with my clients which emphasizes the development and maintenance of healthy relationships and communication. Evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral and solution focused therapies are examples of the theoretical orientations from which I work. I believe wholeheartedly that change comes from a blend of internal and external factors with a team approach between the therapist and client(s). My philosophy is not to "fix" people, but rather serve as a partner to support my clients toward defining and reaching their expressed personal values and goals.
BIPOC
(828) 395-6838
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
As a trained couples' and family therapist, I use a systemic approach with my clients which emphasizes the development and maintenance of healthy relationships and communication. Evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral and solution focused therapies are examples of the theoretical orientations from which I work. I believe wholeheartedly that change comes from a blend of internal and external factors with a team approach between the therapist and client(s). My philosophy is not to "fix" people, but rather serve as a partner to support my clients toward defining and reaching their expressed personal values and goals.
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Jonathan B. Railey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFA, LPC Verified
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Update as of November, 2020: I am not currently accepting new patients/clients.
BIPOC
(828) 393-4380
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Asheville, NC 28801
BIPOC
Update as of November, 2020: I am not currently accepting new patients/clients.

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