Karen Ackiss

Counselor, LCMHCA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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(828) 374-9765

Karen Ackiss

Counselor, LCMHCA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Asheville, NC 28814
(828) 374-9765

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Karen Ackiss is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Adolescence can be extremely difficult, both for teens and their guardians. Many parents feel overwhelmed with new challenges that they don’t feel prepared for. With the increasing amount of responsibility in school, you might find yourself feeling at a loss- how can you support your teen gain the skills necessary to navigate that? Emotions are likely running higher in your household than ever, and you might be having heated arguments with your kid for the first time. Or, maybe your teen isolates and turns inward. Add to that the identity exploration that happens at this age and you might feel like you barely recognize your child.
In counseling your family will experience a unique kind of relationship; one that's uncomplicated, supportive, and nonjudgmental. Your child will learn crucial coping skills, improve executive functioning, practice social skills, explore their identity in a safe space, have access to countless vetted resources, and most importantly, they’ll experience hope.
No matter how smooth or rocky your family’s experience with adolescence is, you deserve to have skilled partner in that journey. After four years as a middle school counselor, I understand how to collaborate with school staff, have experience addressing a variety of concerns, and am skilled in forming relationships with even the most reluctant of teens.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $125
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Prelicense: North Carolina / A13859
  • School: Appalachian State University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • Supervisor: Jody Montrie
  • Supervisor License: North Carolina / S7337

Location

Asheville, NC 28814
(828) 374-9765

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child
  • Mood Disorders
  • School Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Focused

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Karen Ackiss

Counselor, LCMHCA