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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS
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I specialize in Christian counseling and strive to help everyone find purpose in their experiences, create a vision for healing and truly embrace their full potential. My approach for clinical work has always been to be present with each person and encourage them to use whatever trials they have experienced to become stronger and enhance their overall story. I genuinely believe none of us have to be defined by what has happened to us in life, but rather can use those experiences, good and bad alike, to become better versions of ourselves.
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(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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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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.
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(828) 351-7461
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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.
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*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I am a Christian Counselor with a genuine belief that there is always hope. My approach is one of compassion and authenticity with a desire to meet people where they are and to walk alongside them through challenges they may be facing. My goal is to help one recognize the root of the struggle, develop a vision and plan for healing, and to support one through the journey of reaching one’s full potential.
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(828) 634-7296
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Sylva, NC 28779
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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.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
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Partnering with others during their journey of healing through anxiety, trauma, substance use, and other issues is one of the fundamental beliefs I hold. Healing is a journey as a person navigates challenges from both within themselves and outside of themselves. Helping people integrate their faith into their healing is one of my specialties.
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(833) 977-1312
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Partnering with others during their journey of healing through anxiety, trauma, substance use, and other issues is one of the fundamental beliefs I hold. Healing is a journey as a person navigates challenges from both within themselves and outside of themselves. Helping people integrate their faith into their healing is one of my specialties.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, M.S., LPCS
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I am truly passionate about working with people who are ready to journey into counseling and invest in themselves. I know this can be unfamiliar terrain for many individuals, but my compassionate presence eases this discomfort. I have over 18 years of experience helping individuals suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, partner relational issues, interpersonal relationship difficulties, past trauma and abuse, perfectionism, shame, poor body image and low self-esteem. I value the therapeutic relationship where I cultivate a safe space for transformation, hope, and healing.
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(828) 471-4840
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I am truly passionate about working with people who are ready to journey into counseling and invest in themselves. I know this can be unfamiliar terrain for many individuals, but my compassionate presence eases this discomfort. I have over 18 years of experience helping individuals suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, partner relational issues, interpersonal relationship difficulties, past trauma and abuse, perfectionism, shame, poor body image and low self-esteem. I value the therapeutic relationship where I cultivate a safe space for transformation, hope, and healing.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, NCC, MS
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*Waiting List Only-Accepting New Clients in June* Struggling within yourself, or in relationship to a partner, child, friend, or family member can leave you exhausted. Finding answers to questions about what to do next, who to trust, and how to manage the resulting anger, sadness, guilt, or loneliness consumes your energy. You wonder if anyone truly understands and can help you make sense of it so you can build a life you love. Helping people feel at ease to make concrete, powerful change is my strength. I can help you find your way through the struggle toward resolution and relief while finding your stronger, more confident self.
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(828) 548-1064
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*Waiting List Only-Accepting New Clients in June* Struggling within yourself, or in relationship to a partner, child, friend, or family member can leave you exhausted. Finding answers to questions about what to do next, who to trust, and how to manage the resulting anger, sadness, guilt, or loneliness consumes your energy. You wonder if anyone truly understands and can help you make sense of it so you can build a life you love. Helping people feel at ease to make concrete, powerful change is my strength. I can help you find your way through the struggle toward resolution and relief while finding your stronger, more confident self.
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Psychological Associate, LPA
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I’ve had the privilege of working with many individuals and families over the course of 9 years in a variety of settings including office and school based outpatient, intensive in-home, school based day treatment, and a primary care pediatric office. During that time I saw that everyone is capable of change if they have the right supports and tools. I specifically enjoy supporting children and their families through difficult or challenging times and helping children and adults heal from trauma. Treatment is focused on the individual's and family goals that are set at the beginning of treatment.
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(828) 319-2902
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I’ve had the privilege of working with many individuals and families over the course of 9 years in a variety of settings including office and school based outpatient, intensive in-home, school based day treatment, and a primary care pediatric office. During that time I saw that everyone is capable of change if they have the right supports and tools. I specifically enjoy supporting children and their families through difficult or challenging times and helping children and adults heal from trauma. Treatment is focused on the individual's and family goals that are set at the beginning of treatment.
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Sylva, NC 28779
I provide substance abuse and mental health treatment services in the Jackson County area. I work with clients who are experiencing problems for the first time and with clients who have tried recovery on more than one occasion. Compassionate Healing of WNC provides assessments as well as individual and group counseling sessions. I work with clients to help them create their goals and the steps they can take in order to achieve those goals.
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(828) 482-0815
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Sylva, NC 28779
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I provide substance abuse and mental health treatment services in the Jackson County area. I work with clients who are experiencing problems for the first time and with clients who have tried recovery on more than one occasion. Compassionate Healing of WNC provides assessments as well as individual and group counseling sessions. I work with clients to help them create their goals and the steps they can take in order to achieve those goals.
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Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
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I specialize in working with children, teens, adults and families. I have significant experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, and trauma/PTSD. I also have 6+ years of experience working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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(828) 634-7355
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I specialize in working with children, teens, adults and families. I have significant experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, and trauma/PTSD. I also have 6+ years of experience working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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The heart of my work is the compassionate and authentic approach I've developed over many years, helping people to find peace of mind and compassion for themselves and others, one day at a time. If you've experienced the trauma of abandonment or abuse, grief or loss, I can guide your path of recovery with understanding, care and healing. I can help you to find more emotional stability in your relationships and your life. In my practice I see individual adults and couples.
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(828) 471-0185
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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 individual adults and couples.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Sylva, NC 28779
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.
Female
(828) 293-4923
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Sylva, NC 28779
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Life can sometimes be overwhelming and we just don’t know how to move forward. Therapy provides a safe, supportive place to regroup, experience nonjudgmental support, and take back the control you have been searching for. While talking to someone can be uncomfortable and sometimes daunting, finding the right therapist that can guide and encourage you will help make lasting transformation in your life.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
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Sylva, NC 28779
I prefer email & text over voice call. I hope to provide a sense of safety, trust, and acceptance. I tend to work with clients who were once like myself, unsure why they never really "fit" into different settings throughout childhood and now adulthood. It can come as feeling a tiny bit different than those around you. Maybe you did well in school and had a couple close friends, but you don't understand why you feel overwhelmed by certain large environments, sounds, or even foods. You may know the word autism, but only think of it as Sheldon Cooper or Rain Man. It could be that you identify as queer and feel there is something else.
Female
(828) 351-7321
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Sylva, NC 28779
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Female
I prefer email & text over voice call. I hope to provide a sense of safety, trust, and acceptance. I tend to work with clients who were once like myself, unsure why they never really "fit" into different settings throughout childhood and now adulthood. It can come as feeling a tiny bit different than those around you. Maybe you did well in school and had a couple close friends, but you don't understand why you feel overwhelmed by certain large environments, sounds, or even foods. You may know the word autism, but only think of it as Sheldon Cooper or Rain Man. It could be that you identify as queer and feel there is something else.
Photo of Michelle H McKinzie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Have you experienced a life-altering medical condition? Are you experiencing difficulties regulating your mood, including depression and anxiety? Or maybe you are just stuck in life and need help figuring out a plan? Let me help you find ways to manage your emotions and your life more effectively! I would love to help you on a journey to finding more peace and happiness.
Female
(828) 475-5258
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Have you experienced a life-altering medical condition? Are you experiencing difficulties regulating your mood, including depression and anxiety? Or maybe you are just stuck in life and need help figuring out a plan? Let me help you find ways to manage your emotions and your life more effectively! I would love to help you on a journey to finding more peace and happiness.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
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Sylva, NC 28779
Talking about personal struggles is never fun; finding the right therapist to support and guide you can make the process successful. I focus on going at the client's pace building the therapeutic relationship that is essential to reducing barriers and accessing the individuals own strengths to heal. My training and experience enable me to support those with significant trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, chronic pain and other mental health struggles that often feel hopeless. I work to empower my clients with knowledge and skills they feel comfortable with using outside of the office in various settings to reduce disturbance
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(828) 202-5081
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Sylva, NC 28779
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Talking about personal struggles is never fun; finding the right therapist to support and guide you can make the process successful. I focus on going at the client's pace building the therapeutic relationship that is essential to reducing barriers and accessing the individuals own strengths to heal. My training and experience enable me to support those with significant trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, chronic pain and other mental health struggles that often feel hopeless. I work to empower my clients with knowledge and skills they feel comfortable with using outside of the office in various settings to reduce disturbance
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
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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.
Female
(828) 627-8744
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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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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, AAMFT
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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
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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.
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I enjoy working with clients who actively participate in their therapy. It is important to be ready to enter into therapy. The focus of therapy is on you not the others in your life - for after all you cannot change other people but rather the only person you can change is yourself. I can help you make the changes you want to make. Want to survive a trauma, stay sober, lose weight, interact better with others, recover from a loss, examine a troubled intimacy? This is what I do.
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(828) 468-8275
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I enjoy working with clients who actively participate in their therapy. It is important to be ready to enter into therapy. The focus of therapy is on you not the others in your life - for after all you cannot change other people but rather the only person you can change is yourself. I can help you make the changes you want to make. Want to survive a trauma, stay sober, lose weight, interact better with others, recover from a loss, examine a troubled intimacy? This is what I do.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS
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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.
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(828) 705-3498
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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.
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Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
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Sylva, NC 28779
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) with a background in Nutrition. As a therapist, one of my main goals is to build a strong connection with my clients based on acceptance, trust, and motivation. I feel this connection is important in order to establish a successful therapeutic relationship. I believe that empowering my clients will help them achieve many goals in many areas of their lives.
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(828) 392-7319
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Sylva, NC 28779
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*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) with a background in Nutrition. As a therapist, one of my main goals is to build a strong connection with my clients based on acceptance, trust, and motivation. I feel this connection is important in order to establish a successful therapeutic relationship. I believe that empowering my clients will help them achieve many goals in many areas of their lives.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAS, CSI
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Everyone faces difficulties in life at some point and can use discreet, compassionate, non-judgemental support to develop strategies to manage and overcome those difficulties. No single therapeutic approach can treat every individual. I believe that recovery and improvement is possible for everyone, I can help you find solutions that foster a sense of personal empowerment to make choices in your own recovery. My therapeutic approach focuses on an individual's strengths to engage in their life. Learn skills to help manage and treat anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, substance use issues, and trauma resolution.
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(828) 634-4378
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Everyone faces difficulties in life at some point and can use discreet, compassionate, non-judgemental support to develop strategies to manage and overcome those difficulties. No single therapeutic approach can treat every individual. I believe that recovery and improvement is possible for everyone, I can help you find solutions that foster a sense of personal empowerment to make choices in your own recovery. My therapeutic approach focuses on an individual's strengths to engage in their life. Learn skills to help manage and treat anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, substance use issues, and trauma resolution.

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