Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCS, ATR-BC, CZT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"The hardest part of the counseling journey is the first step! The fact you've come this far in your search speaks to your bravery! My supportive approach aims to assist you in building resiliency & connecting you to joy. As a trauma-informed Certified EMDR Licensed Counselor & Board Certified Art Therapist, I'm trained to help people reduce shame & express themselves effectively. I'll guide you in navigating change, identifying inner resources, & creating growth. I'm committed to your healing & hope you will have fun through this process too!"
Female
(828) 527-0260
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"The hardest part of the counseling journey is the first step! The fact you've come this far in your search speaks to your bravery! My supportive approach aims to assist you in building resiliency & connecting you to joy. As a trauma-informed Certified EMDR Licensed Counselor & Board Certified Art Therapist, I'm trained to help people reduce shame & express themselves effectively. I'll guide you in navigating change, identifying inner resources, & creating growth. I'm committed to your healing & hope you will have fun through this process too!"
Julia Popowski, Counselor
Counselor, LCAS, LCMHCA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"It is an honor to be trusted to collaborate with my clients on their healing journey. I work diligently to empower my clients to help them acknowledge their own innate wisdom and strengths within a safe, stigma-free and judgment-free environment. I specialize in addiction, which I believe ultimately stems from unresolved trauma, attachment wounds, and adverse life experiences. I also work with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and relationship issues. "
Female
(828) 373-8865
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"It is an honor to be trusted to collaborate with my clients on their healing journey. I work diligently to empower my clients to help them acknowledge their own innate wisdom and strengths within a safe, stigma-free and judgment-free environment. I specialize in addiction, which I believe ultimately stems from unresolved trauma, attachment wounds, and adverse life experiences. I also work with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and relationship issues. "
Bonnie Freestone, Counselor
Counselor, MA, SEP
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
"If you long for connection with others but relational trauma is still getting in the way (even after lots of talk therapy), I invite you to try body-centered work with me. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I guide clients to follow what's happening on a moment-to-moment basis and help them finally find protection, safety, security and nurturing. This work specifically targets traumatic patterns in the nervous system and gently, compassionately creates more space for ease and connection in relationship."
Female
(828) 348-8518
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
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Female
"If you long for connection with others but relational trauma is still getting in the way (even after lots of talk therapy), I invite you to try body-centered work with me. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I guide clients to follow what's happening on a moment-to-moment basis and help them finally find protection, safety, security and nurturing. This work specifically targets traumatic patterns in the nervous system and gently, compassionately creates more space for ease and connection in relationship."
Carey Cook, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
"I believe that every person has the ability to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships, especially when given an accepting, safe environment to explore these challenges. . Has there been been a trauma or hardship in your life or you are just feeling stuck? Are you or your child feeling lost, in a difficult relationship or suffering from depression or anxiety? Did something happen that shook your world and you can't move past it? It can be helpful to have a trained professional help you navigate the challenges in life and create a plan to overcome them."
Female
(518) 320-7312
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
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Female
"I believe that every person has the ability to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships, especially when given an accepting, safe environment to explore these challenges. . Has there been been a trauma or hardship in your life or you are just feeling stuck? Are you or your child feeling lost, in a difficult relationship or suffering from depression or anxiety? Did something happen that shook your world and you can't move past it? It can be helpful to have a trained professional help you navigate the challenges in life and create a plan to overcome them."
Heath Wise, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST, CSAT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"Whether you are in a crisis in your family or you are single and just want to improve your relationships, counseling can greatly impact the outcome. Having a supportive professional listen to your specific situation and help you with the tools to change or improve it is one of the most effective things that you can do, especially around areas of sexuality or trauma."
Female
(828) 395-1261
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"Whether you are in a crisis in your family or you are single and just want to improve your relationships, counseling can greatly impact the outcome. Having a supportive professional listen to your specific situation and help you with the tools to change or improve it is one of the most effective things that you can do, especially around areas of sexuality or trauma."
Beverly Barnes, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, M.Ed., LPC, LCAS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"It is common to see therapy as a journey to discover the Self. We have familiar maps, or patterns, which can lead to unhappiness or self-sabotaging behavior. You may find yourself stranded in all-too-familiar territory with little idea of how to move on. Like many journeys, it can be an exciting adventure but can also be full of unknowns. I see my role as your guide, to blaze new “routes” together that have worked well for others. As Helen Keller once said: “What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” I truly believe the exquisite joy you find by falling in love with yourself is a journey you don’t want to miss!"
Female
(828) 348-6882
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"It is common to see therapy as a journey to discover the Self. We have familiar maps, or patterns, which can lead to unhappiness or self-sabotaging behavior. You may find yourself stranded in all-too-familiar territory with little idea of how to move on. Like many journeys, it can be an exciting adventure but can also be full of unknowns. I see my role as your guide, to blaze new “routes” together that have worked well for others. As Helen Keller once said: “What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” I truly believe the exquisite joy you find by falling in love with yourself is a journey you don’t want to miss!"
Faith C Cook, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"My treatment focuses on people with chronic illness, especially people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, and those who love a person with diabetes (Type 3s). If you are struggling adapting to a new diagnosis of diabetes, or with the rigors of long-standing diabetes self-management, you are not alone. Diabetes distress and burnout have been well-defined and are treatable. If you love someone with diabetes, and you find it difficult to manage your anxiety or have burnout yourself, please consider psychotherapy. I consider your personal strengths and overall ways of handling adversity, and personalize your treatment."
Female
(828) 268-3877
Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"My treatment focuses on people with chronic illness, especially people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, and those who love a person with diabetes (Type 3s). If you are struggling adapting to a new diagnosis of diabetes, or with the rigors of long-standing diabetes self-management, you are not alone. Diabetes distress and burnout have been well-defined and are treatable. If you love someone with diabetes, and you find it difficult to manage your anxiety or have burnout yourself, please consider psychotherapy. I consider your personal strengths and overall ways of handling adversity, and personalize your treatment."
Melissa Lenzen, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, ATR, LMHC, CHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"Are you feeling tired and constantly stressed out? Are you struggling to come to terms with a new diagnosis, chronic illness or lack of self-care in your life? You may find the health care system and ‘wellness industry’ to feel frustrating, invalidating and inaccessible especially if you are disabled, LGBTQIA+ or a POC. It may feel challenging to figure out how to manage it all and reestablish some balance to your life. I am here to help and am passionate about supporting you to create a way forward. "
Female
(828) 600-4825
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"Are you feeling tired and constantly stressed out? Are you struggling to come to terms with a new diagnosis, chronic illness or lack of self-care in your life? You may find the health care system and ‘wellness industry’ to feel frustrating, invalidating and inaccessible especially if you are disabled, LGBTQIA+ or a POC. It may feel challenging to figure out how to manage it all and reestablish some balance to your life. I am here to help and am passionate about supporting you to create a way forward. "
Susannah Furr, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPCS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 27 years' experience, offering you a safe, accepting environment as I listen, interact, and help guide you in resolving issues of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, abuse and trauma, relationship conflicts, feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, etc. Perhaps you are suffering a major life transition such as divorce, loss of a loved one, change in career or home, and life feels upside down and sideways? I can help, because I've lived through many of these transitions and understand how painful they are. I can help you survive the changes, create a healthy joyful life, and thrive."
Female
(662) 471-4222
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 27 years' experience, offering you a safe, accepting environment as I listen, interact, and help guide you in resolving issues of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, abuse and trauma, relationship conflicts, feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, etc. Perhaps you are suffering a major life transition such as divorce, loss of a loved one, change in career or home, and life feels upside down and sideways? I can help, because I've lived through many of these transitions and understand how painful they are. I can help you survive the changes, create a healthy joyful life, and thrive."
Fulfilled Life Counseling
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"You want to feel calm, have sustained focus, and maintain energy for the people and tasks that matter most. Instead, you might be frequently distracted, have mind fog, feel sluggish, or have zoom-y unproductive energy. Your brain has been doing its best, but now it's time for a new kind of help. Neurofeedback is a simple non-invasive way of training your brain to work more efficiently without medication. "
Female
(828) 373-8327
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"You want to feel calm, have sustained focus, and maintain energy for the people and tasks that matter most. Instead, you might be frequently distracted, have mind fog, feel sluggish, or have zoom-y unproductive energy. Your brain has been doing its best, but now it's time for a new kind of help. Neurofeedback is a simple non-invasive way of training your brain to work more efficiently without medication. "
Margie Allison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"I'm glad you're here. This may mean you want to grow and stretch beyond what you have been, into a more balanced and authentic version of yourself. Guiding and supporting you in your journey is one of my passions. I help by guiding you through your process of healing, self reflection and skill building as you become more resilient and confident, through what I have learned from my own life experiences, as well as my professional training as a clinical social worker and addiction specialist."
Female
(828) 476-4343
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"I'm glad you're here. This may mean you want to grow and stretch beyond what you have been, into a more balanced and authentic version of yourself. Guiding and supporting you in your journey is one of my passions. I help by guiding you through your process of healing, self reflection and skill building as you become more resilient and confident, through what I have learned from my own life experiences, as well as my professional training as a clinical social worker and addiction specialist."
Marissa Kent-White, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 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."
Female
(828) 395-6838
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"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."
Dana M Spangler, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
"Life can and will throw many different things at us. These things can present in the form of stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, loss and anger. Everyday events can mentally put us in a place where we feel vulnerable. I want to help my clients not just cope but learn to move forward and grow strength. As individuals we each have our own unique perspective on the world, using colored lenses to define/understand the things unfolding in front of us. I want to work with you on focusing your lenses on the way you view yourself & your world. Together we can identify how your experiences have give you both positive & negative coloring."
Female
(828) 771-6139
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
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Female
"Life can and will throw many different things at us. These things can present in the form of stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, loss and anger. Everyday events can mentally put us in a place where we feel vulnerable. I want to help my clients not just cope but learn to move forward and grow strength. As individuals we each have our own unique perspective on the world, using colored lenses to define/understand the things unfolding in front of us. I want to work with you on focusing your lenses on the way you view yourself & your world. Together we can identify how your experiences have give you both positive & negative coloring."
Charlotte Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
"Worried that your therapist is going to give you a blank stare as soon as you start talking about your sex life? Want more than just a nod and a "hmmm" from your therapist? Let's do this. I am passionate about providing non-pathologizing care for queer, nonmonogamous, kinky, and gender diverse individuals, couples, and families. Together we will work through your growing pains and old stories and make an action plan that translates from session to real life. If you're ready to change something, and you're ready to start today- you've come to the right place."
Female
(828) 348-6425
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
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Female
"Worried that your therapist is going to give you a blank stare as soon as you start talking about your sex life? Want more than just a nod and a "hmmm" from your therapist? Let's do this. I am passionate about providing non-pathologizing care for queer, nonmonogamous, kinky, and gender diverse individuals, couples, and families. Together we will work through your growing pains and old stories and make an action plan that translates from session to real life. If you're ready to change something, and you're ready to start today- you've come to the right place."
Alexis Decosimo, Counselor
Counselor, DrPH, ATR, LCMHCA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"As an art therapist and counselor, my style of work is to focus on strengths, empowerment, coping skills, and problem solving. I am trained in a diversity of therapeutic methodologies, and my primary focus is to individualize my approach for each client. I have a specialty in trauma informed practice, and I have worked with a wide range of populations, including at-risk adolescents, children, homelessness, families, adults, trauma survivors, and active duty military. I have also worked in a diversity of cultures, including East, South, and West Africa, India, Eastern Europe, Cherokee, and Appalachia. "
Female
(423) 815-5946
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"As an art therapist and counselor, my style of work is to focus on strengths, empowerment, coping skills, and problem solving. I am trained in a diversity of therapeutic methodologies, and my primary focus is to individualize my approach for each client. I have a specialty in trauma informed practice, and I have worked with a wide range of populations, including at-risk adolescents, children, homelessness, families, adults, trauma survivors, and active duty military. I have also worked in a diversity of cultures, including East, South, and West Africa, India, Eastern Europe, Cherokee, and Appalachia. "
Lisa Bowen, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
"I specialize in trauma work. My confidential counseling helps a child, adolescent, adult, a couple or family to handle ongoing struggles, traumatic events, disorders and other problems. My approach is empathic, listening, understanding, accepting and compassionate to help problem solve together and focus on healing. CBT, DBT, Family systems, REBT, art therapy, play therapy and person centered therapy. My counseling experience includes work in a hospital, in outpatient clinics, in home, in schools and with dept. of defense with military, their spouses and children at bases in the USA, Europe and Japan."
Female
(833) 508-9523
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
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Female
"I specialize in trauma work. My confidential counseling helps a child, adolescent, adult, a couple or family to handle ongoing struggles, traumatic events, disorders and other problems. My approach is empathic, listening, understanding, accepting and compassionate to help problem solve together and focus on healing. CBT, DBT, Family systems, REBT, art therapy, play therapy and person centered therapy. My counseling experience includes work in a hospital, in outpatient clinics, in home, in schools and with dept. of defense with military, their spouses and children at bases in the USA, Europe and Japan."
Sydne J Stone, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, AAMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"Hope offers light despite the darkness. Deciding to participate in counseling is an important decision and it takes a lot of courage. I commend you for taking the first step. Throughout life, I have learned lessons about the gifts we receive when we take the chance to talk honestly with trusted individuals. It takes a ton of bravery to be vulnerable (at our own pace), but that is how we achieve the safety we are looking for to thrive, and where we build the compassion and sense of belonging we want in relationships. I’ve been a counselor since 1986 and love my job! It’s such an honor to walk with people as they grow and heal. "
Female
(833) 282-5880
Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Female
"Hope offers light despite the darkness. Deciding to participate in counseling is an important decision and it takes a lot of courage. I commend you for taking the first step. Throughout life, I have learned lessons about the gifts we receive when we take the chance to talk honestly with trusted individuals. It takes a ton of bravery to be vulnerable (at our own pace), but that is how we achieve the safety we are looking for to thrive, and where we build the compassion and sense of belonging we want in relationships. I’ve been a counselor since 1986 and love my job! It’s such an honor to walk with people as they grow and heal. "
Life Shine Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC , LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"The gift of therapy is that it is a safe place for self-exploration and self-expression. I believe in the possibility of healing and that individuals have answers within. Therapy is a tool that can help one find meaning. I enjoy taking this journey with my clients and it is my goal to support others in their growth and expansion. I aim to utilize the creativity and imagination of my clients so that they have a fulfilling experience. I am open to incorporating various traditions and spiritual philosophies. I have a background in health and wellness education and promotion which benefits my clients on their path to wellness. "
Female
(828) 373-6832
Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Female
"The gift of therapy is that it is a safe place for self-exploration and self-expression. I believe in the possibility of healing and that individuals have answers within. Therapy is a tool that can help one find meaning. I enjoy taking this journey with my clients and it is my goal to support others in their growth and expansion. I aim to utilize the creativity and imagination of my clients so that they have a fulfilling experience. I am open to incorporating various traditions and spiritual philosophies. I have a background in health and wellness education and promotion which benefits my clients on their path to wellness. "
Nancy Krisel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
"I deeply love being with people on their healing journey. It's meaningful to be able to hold space for someone going through a challenging time and support them with unconditional positive regard and gentleness. Sincere connection, compassion, collaboration and deep listening all characterize my approach to therapy. I honor the wisdom within each of us and believe that healing can happen for everyone. It's inspirational for me to witness people tap into their inner strength and feel empowered and vibrant. My hope is that each client leaves a session feeling more peaceful inside."
Female
(828) 373-1736
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
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Female
"I deeply love being with people on their healing journey. It's meaningful to be able to hold space for someone going through a challenging time and support them with unconditional positive regard and gentleness. Sincere connection, compassion, collaboration and deep listening all characterize my approach to therapy. I honor the wisdom within each of us and believe that healing can happen for everyone. It's inspirational for me to witness people tap into their inner strength and feel empowered and vibrant. My hope is that each client leaves a session feeling more peaceful inside."
Susan Lourme, Psychotherapy & Spiritual Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MBA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"We humans are wired for contact and connection. Yet sometimes we don't know how to develop the needed connections; relationship building and managing one’s life effectively can thus be both terrifying and exhilarating . Lack of healthy support and resultant traumas leave us depressed, anxious, isolated, or insecure, leading to addictions, obsessions and compulsions, poor communication, relationship difficulties, or general dis-ease in one’s life. Yet healing is possible, and finding a therapist with whom you resonate is crucial."
Female
(510) 858-0676
Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
View
Female
"We humans are wired for contact and connection. Yet sometimes we don't know how to develop the needed connections; relationship building and managing one’s life effectively can thus be both terrifying and exhilarating . Lack of healthy support and resultant traumas leave us depressed, anxious, isolated, or insecure, leading to addictions, obsessions and compulsions, poor communication, relationship difficulties, or general dis-ease in one’s life. Yet healing is possible, and finding a therapist with whom you resonate is crucial."

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This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Asheville are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Asheville you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Asheville and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Asheville or family therapy in Asheville.