I believe that authentic & supportive relationship is the catalyst for positive change! I help couples, families & individuals better understand themselves & each other. I have extensive experience with relationship repair & enrichment, supporting families & individuals adjusting to separation & divorce, as well as successfully treating mood & anxiety problems. I have specialized training in Gestalt Therapy, Brainspotting, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Therapy, Addiction Recovery support, alternative/integrative processes including Emotional Kinesiology, Single's Coaching, Heartmath, and several other modes of assisting change!
My goal as a practitioner, and the cornerstone of good therapy, is to foster a trusting, respectful, and collaborative relationship where clients can feel safe to sort through sensitive issues and make changes. For those reading, I honor your sense of purpose and your courage to take the first step. Together, we can team up to build skills, resolve concerns, and achieve mutually developed goals. You can achieve a high level of well-being and enjoyment in life, no matter where you start from and no matter your challenges. Your goals are within reach; success is possible!
If you are ready to overcome the pain and suffering that you are currently experiencing, and would like support along the way, I'm here to offer a hand. Many of us are far too familiar with symptoms of addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma. My role is to support you in finding the balance and capacity you need to discover a life worth living. The individuals that I have worked with have experienced symptoms of anxiety, depression, isolation, shame, guilt, and a lack of body awareness.
Mending your heart and soul, healing fully and thriving in the present is possible. I invite you to share your story and ideals with me. In time, we can safely lean into past pains, transform the suffering and restore your spirited heart. You can be exactly who you are - our meetings will be sacred space. You don't have to be enthusiastic about the work, we can tailor each session to meet you where you are. We are ALL resilient and can Face Everything And Recover! I have being engaged in recovery from addiction work for over 20 years. I believe in the connection we need to heal.
Mindpath Health brings heart-led and mind-driven mental health care to the Asheville, North Carolina community. Formerly known as MindPath Care Centers, our local Mindpath Health practice offers online and in-person therapy, counseling, and psychiatric specialty services. We specialize in medication management, psychiatric evaluation, family therapy, group therapy, and couples & marriage counseling. These services allow us to treat a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, grief, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and more.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Your suffering can take many forms: depression, anxiety, addiction, loneliness, isolation, and alienation, to name a few. Or perhaps you just feel misunderstood, abused, or neglected in your romantic, personal, or familial relationships. I help curious people like yourself explore your own unique forms of suffering by providing a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment in which to talk about them. Having a regular time and space where your voice can be heard by a skilled therapist is the first step toward changing old, unhelpful patterns into newer, healthier ones that reduce suffering and bring more joy and satisfaction.
I look at your concerns in the context of your childhood experiences, your current family and your life environments. These patterns repeat themselves. People pick up on cues that communicate what you expect out of them and what they expect out of you. These patterns are no accident, you create them! The good news is you can change them! You are like a magnet, and I help you identify what you're attracting and we change your patterns of attraction to healthy ones. It takes practice, but it can be done, and it will affect the rest of your life!
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, CPCS, CEDS-S
Hi I'm Alison Cross! I am a psychotherapist, and I provide both in person and virtual services in Georgia and North Carolina. It’s important to have an idea of what feels like the right fit when you’re looking for a qualified person to talk to. The problem is, how do you know? So here's what it looks like with me. When my client leaves our session, my goal is for them to feel heard and respected. I want my clients to feel like they’re talking to a real person. How else can trust be built? My style has been described as 'down to earth, gentle, and encouraging.' I also have a great sense of humor that comes in only when appropriate.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCMHCS, LCAS
No longer taking new clients. I am a LCMHCS (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor) who specializes in providing counseling to adults. During therapy sessions, I pull from trauma-informed approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based stress reduction to empower clients to embrace authentic self-expression and increase their feelings of self-worth and well-being. I also specialize in treating ADHD in adults. I am also a Licensed Supervisor with experience supervising interns. I have 20 years of counseling experience.
Deb Osgood-Hynes, Psy.D.: Doctoral degree in 1993. Internship and post-doc at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Continued at MGH and Harvard Medical School for 15 years. Founding staff in opening the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital. After 11 years there, final position before leaving OCDI was Director of Psychological Services and Director of Training. Served on OCD Foundation Scientific Advisory Board for 7 years. Owner of company in MA (LLC) offering CBT to diversity of clients for 12 years. Relocated to NC; received license 2017. Now have new company in NC. Accepting new clients! Any questions, give me a call.
*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.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Life is full of change and transition. Sometimes, we choose to change and we feel in control. Other times, change happens without our permission and it feels like someone else is making all the decisions for us. Whether you choose change or not, the process can take a toll on your emotional/physical/spiritual health, your relationships, and your sense of purpose in the world. It takes immense courage to create (or re-create) your life. It requires looking within to determine what’s truly important, rather than just accept what others tell you is right for you. I’m here to help you regain a sense of control, purpose, and peace.
When is the last time you felt unconditionally accepted, exactly as you are? It's my belief and experience that among all of our deepest desires is the longing to be fully seen, validated, and loved, when all the masks are taken away - for who we truly and authentically are. I offer a safe, heartfelt, compassionate space in which individuals can reveal their deepest vulnerabilities. I specialize in working with trauma, women's issues, sexuality, grief, addictions recovery, and spiritual crisis / emergence. I offer individualized and personalized treatment.
Healing Solutions Counseling at JFS provides unique and coordinated services that will engage you in identifying your needs, strengths, and goals. Regardless of your situation, we will help empower you to attain a better quality of life. We specialize in treating depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, grief, trauma, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, stress management, healthy aging, and LGBT support. Our approach is strengths-based and tailored to each unique individual we serve. Our therapy sessions are safe, private, and confidential. We will always meet you where you are.
You have BIG feelings and always have. You are sensitive to your environment, tuned into the subtle nuances and energies of the people/world around you. You feel it in your gut. You sense it in your body. You were bullied, shamed, or invalidated for these feelings growing up – told you were too sensitive. You learned to doubt, squash, numb, or project those feelings onto other people and things as a way to stay safe in a world that doesn't have time for such things. You people-please, overwork, over-think, detach. You run from your feelings until they suddenly consume you. Disconnect or engulfed. You crave harmony inside and out.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
You are an adolescent or adult who wants to better understand and manage the challenges and barriers of ADHD. You likely know that this neurodevelopmental condition comes with immense strengths AND often many burdens, seen and unseen. You need a collaborator in making sense of where to begin (if looking for a diagnosis or recently diagnosed), what to expect, and to help you persist toward your desired and valued life. You may be a parent/s who wants to better support a struggling child, or you may be experiencing other developmental and/or executive function challenges like autism.
Hearing from the heart and seeking help with paralyzing personal challenges can be a daunting experience. Finding someone to connect with in the process of personal healing is half the battle to a solution. Keeping the person at the center of the therapeutic process is a goal for me. I have employed this approach for over 16 years of practice in Western NC. While this majestic mountain setting is a place of unique beauty it is not free of personal challenges that may need a calm and skilled approach to navigating life' s challenges.
Are you struggling through a family or life transition? Are you feeling weighed down by loss or grief? Even in the darkest moments, there is still hope. I have a passion for supporting people in difficult places, especially teenagers and young adults. I have deep empathy for people who are stepping into new seasons and long to equip them with tools to find joy amidst uncertainty. I enjoy working with adoptive and foster children, and I especially like working with their siblings, who are often the forgotten heroes in the foster/adoption world.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, EMDR
Wholeness leads to healing. I guide my clients to accept all parts of themselves and find balance in their lives. I entered the field of counseling with a passion for treating trauma (big T and little t trauma). Along the way I gathered some exceptional tools for doing so, including EMDR and a somatic approach to psychotherapy. Not so far removed from trauma, I have also developed a specialty in treating addiction of all kinds. I have seen the power of emotional healing to transform people's lives in ways they always wanted but didn't know how. I am here to help whenever the client is ready to do that brave and powerful work.
How many times have you had a difficult encounter with a coworker, boss, spouse or adult child and know that on some level that your old wounds showed up to come to your defense. Yet, the interaction left you feeling sad, depressed, defeated, or even frustrated because you’ve had that argument so many times before and had the same result. It’s natural to do the same thing over and over. However now you’re tired of getting the same result or no result and are ready to make a change.
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.