I believe every child and adolescent has the potential within themselves to become healthier and happier, and it is my job to help them unlock that potential. Traditional cognitive and behavioral approaches often fail to create meaningful change, which can lead to feelings of failure or discouragement rather than empowerment. Whether your child or adolescent is struggling with self-esteem, social challenges, or regulation skills, I can help them recognize and unlock the skills and strengths that they already have to over come those challenges.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMHC, ATR, CHT
www.lissafriedman.com - I like to help people find the deep knot of their pattern, gently lovingly untie it, and bring healing to the wound. I have been a therapist for about 30 years, and in private Practice since 1987. While my style is eclectic, it is my warmth, compassion, and acceptance that underlie all of my work. I try to provide an environment, much like a container, for my clients to open to their own natural self compassion and acceptance. Seeing each person as whole, rather than deficient provides an environment for people to come to a natural place of healing.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS, LCMHC
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or trauma? Are there problematic patterns in your relationships? Are you having difficulty effectively parenting your adolescent or young adult? You are not alone and I can help. I have been working with individuals and families for over 25 years with positive results. I create a compassionate and emotionally safe environment where we will begin your journey. I will listen to your story and together we will work through the beliefs that create limitations. I will help you develop strategies and a daily practice to improve your life.
My ideal client is committed to finding clarity in all aspects of life and hopes to achieve emotional balance. I serve clients who are seeking telehealth for diagnosis clarification/screening for ADHD and mood issues. I am adept in interventions for depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions, family rifts, and aging/ neuropsychological issues. I provide clients with psychoeducation, resources, and encouragement. I strive to empower clients to create workable plans, make informed decisions, and devise modifications to faulty life patterns. I hope to dignify clients by motivating them to tap into the strengths they possess.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, PhD, LCMHCS, NCC, CHT
My ideal client wants to change and evolve, and is willing to work at it through sessions and homework! I'm non-judgmental and a creative collaborator with my clients. I've done my job if clients feel heard, renewed, and empowered. I have a ton of experience and credentials: I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Brainspotting, and Brain-based Hypnotherapy. I work in trauma recovery, relationship issues, addiction, mood disorders, Jungian counseling, and spiritual counseling. I'm extremely adventurous, youthful, and have experienced life in many places and realms.
Is REM's "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" playing as your daily soundtrack? We get it....life is FUCKING scary right now. Things feel unpredictable, chaotic, and overwhelming and it's easy to despair. You may be thinking “If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called ‘talkings'- Nick Miler. Keeping all of this bottled up inside and dealing with it on your own isn't serving you though. There's no medal for "doing it all on your own." Whether you're struggling with your identity, sexuality, racial tension, or social justice, your concerns are valid, and you deserve to be HEARD. Therapy offers that space.
Hello! Is your life feeling out of balance? Are there things that are happening that feel a bit tough to handle? Are you unsatisfied with some aspect of your life? Do you have trouble communicating in your relationships within your life? Are there specific things you are doing that you are having trouble stopping? If you were to stop these behaviors and patterns, do you feel life would be easier? If you find yourself saying yes to any of these questions, let's look at the answers. They can help us to create some room to navigate new approaches to same old things, empowering you to be open and ready for change.
I focus primarily on work with adolescents experiencing anxiety and depression or struggling with self-esteem as well as their families who are experiencing life transitions, parenting difficulties, and relationship concerns.
You’ve know easier time, or you know they’re out there and you’re looking for them. You're taking action to feel better in the face of challenge and that’s a big deal. You deserve the support of someone familiar with challenging times. The empathy and proactive engagement you'll come to expect in your work with me, come from a place of understanding the urgency for resolution that accompanies pain. You have the capacity to learn and grow in the ways necessary to find relief, peace of mind, connection with others, and a sense of competence in the activities that are important to you.
Our inner world is the most precious thing we have. Creating space and time to honor your psycho-spiritual health is honorable. I meet clients where they are, with unconditional presence and support. Grief needs space to breath, be seen, heard and in time, transformed. I offer a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere that honors the strength found in your vulnerability and the time it takes to unfold. Transformation and healing becomes available when we're open to witnessing all of our selves. I look forward to meeting you..
Have you noticed yourself looking around at your life and wondering, “how the hell did I end up here?” Things may feel chaotic, misaligned, or imbalanced right now. You might feel like you are at the end of your rope and desperately need something to change. It might feel like a lot is changing right now, and it’s happening all at once. You have stronger feelings about things than you once did. You want to spend your time differently. It feels like there is an itch; a drive for something more, different, better. You want things to feel more easeful, more balanced, and more aligned with who you are NOW, not who you have been.
After working in the mental health profession for 12 years, I have come to believe that relationships are the foundation of our well-being. Relationships with our partners, families, friends, and most importantly, ourselves. We will navigate these relationships in our work together as we recognize how our pasts impact how we show up in the world today. We will address patterns and consider the ways they are or are not serving us. Most importantly, you will be in the driver’s seat. Therapy is not a one size fits all process. Always, you are the expert on your own experiences.
My primary focus in therapy – with individuals, couples or families – is to support and facilitate my clients in their journey to a deeper understanding and awareness of themselves. This goal is best achieved, I believe, by encouraging self-acceptance and insight, and by forming with each client a safe and nonjudgmental relationship. It is within this alliance that, together, we can explore, understand, and begin to gently dismantle the obstacles and unproductive patterns of coping that, although once useful in dealing with painful life events or childhood relationships, may now be keeping them from enjoying a more fulfilling life.
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS, call to be added to waitlist* My name is Kai (he/him), I'm a clinical social worker/therapist at the Fosnight Center for Sexual Health located in Asheville, NC. I openly identify with the LGBTQIA+ community as a Queer, transgender man, and I have over five years of experience working in trauma and crisis counseling. I am sex-positive, sex worker-allied, BDSM/Kink-aware, domestic violence-informed, and allied with consensual, non-monogamous/polyamorous communities. I utilize an anti-racist, intersectional framework to decenter white-ness in clinical spaces and promote culturally responsive care.
I believe in the importance of creating a space where you can process the challenges in your life. When life feels too overwhelming and you can't seem to keep up, or you have lost your motivation, I will help you find your inner strength and confidence to manage and move forward. We will work together to identify the burdens you are confronted with and explore what it takes to truly own your journey.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, EdS, LCMHC
Hello! I am a licensed therapist in both North Carolina and New York. I find great fulfillment in working with individuals needing assistance in better managing their mood stability, emotions, anxiety, relationships, codependency, and life adjustment stressors. Individuals seeking supportive feedback, non-judgmental listening, and constructive, positive counseling services would likely benefit from working with me.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, BCN
If you’re here, it’s because you’re encountering hardship of some form. I don’t yet know your story, but I do know hardship and I know it’s not easy. I know that it takes courage to ask for help, which is why I’m here, to be your ally in navigating difficult roads, to listen to your inner wisdom, and to see you for the incredible person you truly are.
Our experiences in this world, often based on identities or trauma, can leave us feeling stressed and uncertain. It's confusing to have your worries get in the way of making the connections with people that you long for; or to be so convinced you will fail that it's hard to take the first step in doing the next thing you want to do; or to be suddenly totally overwhelmed in the middle of this exciting new experience you'd been waiting for. Sometimes people need some help slowing down, reconnecting with themselves, and finding new ways to respond so that they can move forward with hope, self-compassion, and empowerment.
Hello. I’m delighted you found me. Let me tell you a bit about myself so you can get a feel for how we might work together. I have an adaptable, multifaceted approach that helps me meet each person where they are so I can best support them in their journey of healing and self-discovery. I specialize in trauma work and have experience working with addiction, grief and loss, anxiety, and many other mental health challenges. I have been trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR and am IFS certified.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I am a licensed psychotherapist with 16 years experience. I specialize in psychospirituality - integrating psychological and spiritual pathways. I love spirituality that honors healing and psychology that knows healing is sacred work. My heart is devoted to showing people how to be nourished by essence and radiate the sacred.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Asheville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Asheville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Asheville, or Child Psychologists in Asheville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Asheville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Asheville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.