Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"If you find yourself struggling with feeling overwhelmed by so many life demands that you are unable to tend to your own needs, I can help you to recognize what is contributing to getting stuck and learn ways to get your life back. You may be immobilized by old, self-defeating habits, being driven by "shoulds", fears of being judged by others, or a general sense that taking time to take care of yourself will result in negative consequences. This likely impacts the quality of your relationships, health, and your sense of empowerment."
Lesbian
(828) 764-4458
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"If you find yourself struggling with feeling overwhelmed by so many life demands that you are unable to tend to your own needs, I can help you to recognize what is contributing to getting stuck and learn ways to get your life back. You may be immobilized by old, self-defeating habits, being driven by "shoulds", fears of being judged by others, or a general sense that taking time to take care of yourself will result in negative consequences. This likely impacts the quality of your relationships, health, and your sense of empowerment."
David Youngs, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
"I have been a psychotherapist since 2010. I specialize in working with adults deal with issues around depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, relationship issues and personality disorders. I'm passionate about the work and really enjoy helping people develop more health and happiness in their life."
Lesbian
(828) 408-0170
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
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Lesbian
"I have been a psychotherapist since 2010. I specialize in working with adults deal with issues around depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, relationship issues and personality disorders. I'm passionate about the work and really enjoy helping people develop more health and happiness in their life."
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."
Lesbian
(828) 348-8518
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
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Lesbian
"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."
Lesbian
(518) 320-7312
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
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Lesbian
"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."
Lawrence Cull, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"I have been practicing clinical psychology for nearly 20 years as a licensed psychologist. In that time, I have had the pleasure of working with many people who have struggled with a wide range of challenges including relationship and couple's difficulties, addiction, anxiety, depression, serious health concerns, loss, and trauma. I utilize a number of different perspectives including cognitive-behavioral, emotion focused individual and couples, and dynamic therapies. I am also trained in EMDR, mindfulness, relaxation, stress, and pain management. "
Lesbian
(872) 814-7294
Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"I have been practicing clinical psychology for nearly 20 years as a licensed psychologist. In that time, I have had the pleasure of working with many people who have struggled with a wide range of challenges including relationship and couple's difficulties, addiction, anxiety, depression, serious health concerns, loss, and trauma. I utilize a number of different perspectives including cognitive-behavioral, emotion focused individual and couples, and dynamic therapies. I am also trained in EMDR, mindfulness, relaxation, stress, and pain management. "
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!"
Lesbian
(828) 348-6882
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"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!"
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. "
Lesbian
(828) 600-4825
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"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."
Lesbian
(662) 471-4222
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"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."
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."
Lesbian
(828) 476-4343
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"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."
Rachael Morgan, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, ATR-BC, LCMHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
"I offer practical help to deal with anxiety, self-defeating behavior patterns, depression, worry, shame, self-criticism, grief and loss, and to stop giving your power away. I will help you take an honest look at the issue, the feelings you're having, and what to do next. My style is warm and genuine, and I encourage our thinking creatively together about your situation. I will openly share my thoughts and ideas with you, and will focus on making sure our collaboration is working for you. I'm empowering for adults and relatable but direct for teens."
Lesbian
(828) 759-5610
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
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Lesbian
"I offer practical help to deal with anxiety, self-defeating behavior patterns, depression, worry, shame, self-criticism, grief and loss, and to stop giving your power away. I will help you take an honest look at the issue, the feelings you're having, and what to do next. My style is warm and genuine, and I encourage our thinking creatively together about your situation. I will openly share my thoughts and ideas with you, and will focus on making sure our collaboration is working for you. I'm empowering for adults and relatable but direct for teens."
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."
Lesbian
(828) 395-6838
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"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."
Lesbian
(828) 771-6139
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28803
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Lesbian
"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."
Asheville Psychotherapy Services, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or a major life transition? If so, counseling can help. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I create a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment for my clients to explore issues that may be causing them distress or discomfort in their lives. Counseling can provide you with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, increase your sense of power and control, learn and master effective problem solving skills, and alleviate acute or chronic symptoms that may be affecting your ability to function."
Lesbian
(828) 424-0014
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or a major life transition? If so, counseling can help. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I create a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment for my clients to explore issues that may be causing them distress or discomfort in their lives. Counseling can provide you with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of who you are, increase your sense of power and control, learn and master effective problem solving skills, and alleviate acute or chronic symptoms that may be affecting your ability to function."
Maggie Welder, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"I believe everyone has the capacity for growth and healing. I feel deeply honored to journey alongside my clients as they face the challenges of being human. I value creating a space for my clients where anything can be said and explored without fear of judgment. I love helping individuals identify and embrace all parts of themselves, even their "shadow side" (the stuff we try to hide). This process can lead to greater empowerment and authenticity. Many of my clients describe feeling "stuck" in patterns that no longer serve them. This can manifest as perfectionism, unhealthy relationships, and an inability to make changes."
Lesbian
(828) 383-8450
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"I believe everyone has the capacity for growth and healing. I feel deeply honored to journey alongside my clients as they face the challenges of being human. I value creating a space for my clients where anything can be said and explored without fear of judgment. I love helping individuals identify and embrace all parts of themselves, even their "shadow side" (the stuff we try to hide). This process can lead to greater empowerment and authenticity. Many of my clients describe feeling "stuck" in patterns that no longer serve them. This can manifest as perfectionism, unhealthy relationships, and an inability to make changes."
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."
Lesbian
(828) 348-6425
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
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Lesbian
"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."
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. "
Lesbian
(833) 282-5880
Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Lesbian
"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. "
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."
Lesbian
(828) 373-1736
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
View
Lesbian
"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."
Lesbian
(510) 858-0676
Verified
Office is near:
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
View
Lesbian
"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."
Kate Highsmith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28805
"I believe in a strengths-based approach to moving through therapy. This entails helping clients foster their own resources so that they leave with the tools to grow through life’s challenges as they arise. I work with each person on their individual goals, wherever they may be at this point in life. My goal is to empower every client to trust themselves and their process. "
Lesbian
(828) 475-8745
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28805
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Lesbian
"I believe in a strengths-based approach to moving through therapy. This entails helping clients foster their own resources so that they leave with the tools to grow through life’s challenges as they arise. I work with each person on their individual goals, wherever they may be at this point in life. My goal is to empower every client to trust themselves and their process. "
Sarah A. Wells, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"You want to matter, be understood, feel closer to the people you love: You want to feel like you're enough, have purpose and direction, feel capable of not just keeping yourself together but thriving. I work with individuals who are suffering, not liking themselves, and making harmful decisions. I also work with couples who are desperate to find connection and put an end to their toxic communication. Being able to share meaningfully with others while carrying a deep knowing of your worth is at the core of feeling happy, satisfied, and empowered in your life."
Lesbian
(828) 528-3355
Verified
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Lesbian
"You want to matter, be understood, feel closer to the people you love: You want to feel like you're enough, have purpose and direction, feel capable of not just keeping yourself together but thriving. I work with individuals who are suffering, not liking themselves, and making harmful decisions. I also work with couples who are desperate to find connection and put an end to their toxic communication. Being able to share meaningfully with others while carrying a deep knowing of your worth is at the core of feeling happy, satisfied, and empowered in your life."

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in Asheville. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and Asheville lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in Asheville or for an Asheville lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in Asheville, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

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.