Kara Ashley-Gilmore, MA, LPCA, Counselor in Hendersonville
It's time to get up, but the day ahead feels so overwhelming, you don't want to get out of bed. The process of getting ready or driving to work makes your heart beat so quickly, you feel like you're dying. You've called in so often, you worry about what your co-workers will think, or how you'll manage if you lose your job. You think no one understands, and their attempts to help only make you feel worse about yourself. This is anxiety, and you don't have to live like this.
Anxiety changes your perception of the world around you. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, expressive arts, somatic, and mindfulness-based therapies to help you learn panic and stress-management skills, change unhelpful thinking patterns, and heal from any past traumas which are contributing to your anxiety symptoms.
I know anxiety inside and out--the way only someone who has been there and crawled her way out can understand. You're not alone, and you don't have to do this alone. Schedule your free, 30-minute consultation, and I'll guide you through the process.
Call or Email Kara Ashley-Gilmore for a free consultation now - (828) 592-3327


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: Pratt Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: A10836 North Carolina
  • Supervisor Name: Nicole Speropolous
  • Supervisor License: LPC8368 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $130
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Trauma Center at JRI / Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Degree: Pratt Institute / Masters in Art Therapy
  • Year graduated: 2007

Kara Ashley-Gilmore's Groups

Monthly Creativity Workshops

Please visit www.mountaincreativearts.com/workshops for current schedule. To stay informed about new workshops, you may sign up for my monthly newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/bAbNTz

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Anxiety Support Group

If you have been struggling with anxiety, join us during this 9-week group to learn about the emotional, physical, and neurological basis of anxiety, gain support from peers, practice coping skills, and learn tools for managing symptoms of panic. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM. Visit www.mountaincreativearts.com/groups for new session dates and details about registration.

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  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2018
Kara Ashley-Gilmore, MA, LPCA, Counselor in Hendersonville

Kara Ashley-Gilmore

Counselor, MA, LPCA