Kara Ashley-Gilmore

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC, SEP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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Kara Ashley-Gilmore

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC, SEP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Mountain Creative Arts Counseling
307 N Main Street
Suites 9-10
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 592-3327
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Announcement icon Telehealth only at this time.
Kara Ashley-Gilmore currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

It's time to get up, but the day ahead feels too overwhelming. You've missed out on so much, and you worry what will happen next and what everyone will think. You feel powerless to change, and you’re so tired of trying things that don’t work. No one understands why you can’t just move forward, and you may feel completely alone. I want you to know that you’re not crazy, and things don't have to be like this forever. My clients report a deeper level of healing as they feel more connected to their bodies, experience more ease in their daily lives, and re-discover their strength and resilience.
Using CBT, Somatic Experiencing, Art Therapy, and other tools, I help adult survivors of childhood emotional abuse, neglect, & inter-generational trauma work through their past experiences, manage cycles of anxiety, depression, & disconnection, build skills for coping with current events, and find freedom from the patterns that have been holding them back.
Finding a therapist can be stressful. I offer free consultations to make things easier. Telehealth sessions are available for NC residents. Please remember, you're not alone, and you don't have to do this alone. Call or email if you’d like to partner in this process.
Kara Ashley-Gilmore
“Let's work together to help you feel more alive, more connected, and more in touch with the goals and values you have for your life. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Currently accepting self-pay, clients with BCBS, and those wanting to use Out-of-Network benefits. Not in network with BlueHome plans.
Email me or call (828) 592-3327 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: North Carolina / 10836
  • School: Master's in Art Therapy, Pratt Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2007
I have specialized training in Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma, Attachment, Racial Trauma, and Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Art Therapy Credentials Board / Board Certified Art Therapist 18-516
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: Somatic Experiencing International / Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Certificate Date: 2022

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
"Kara is a gentle, compassionate, and nurturing art therapist. She will attune to the needs of her clients and offer transformative art experiences that are client-centered and trauma-informed. "

Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, PsyD, LCMHCS

Location

Mountain Creative Arts Counseling
307 N Main Street
Suites 9-10
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 592-3327
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Complex PTSD
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing®
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 20 Aug 2022
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Kara Ashley-Gilmore

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC, SEP