Therapists in Asheville, NC

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Luke Short
Counselor, MA, CRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
As a clinician, I am passionate about working with individuals aged 16+ from different walks of life. I believe we all are facing our own distinctive experiences in life. Criminal convictions, substance abuse, loss of a loved one, and financial strain are just some of the barriers life can throw at us. I see the worth in helping others on their journey-whatever that may- be towards living life to the fullest in accordance with your own values and aspirations.
As a clinician, I am passionate about working with individuals aged 16+ from different walks of life. I believe we all are facing our own distinctive experiences in life. Criminal convictions, substance abuse, loss of a loved one, and financial strain are just some of the barriers life can throw at us. I see the worth in helping others on their journey-whatever that may- be towards living life to the fullest in accordance with your own values and aspirations.
(828) 532-2037 View (828) 532-2037
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Jenna Whiteside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Not accepting new clients
I'm a psychotherapist experienced in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD and more. I help people better cope with distressing symptoms and stressful situations/events, such as trauma, grief & loss, life transitions. I work with clients to find strength, meaning, joy and relief while adjusting to challenges-- whether marriage, divorce, relocation, career change, any new role or phase in life. I work with individuals, couples & families to achieve greater peace, understanding & satisfaction in relationships, enhance parenting skills, stress & anger management skills, along with skills and strategies to improve self-esteem, self-care, emotional regulation, personal boundaries, mindfulness, and more.
I'm a psychotherapist experienced in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD and more. I help people better cope with distressing symptoms and stressful situations/events, such as trauma, grief & loss, life transitions. I work with clients to find strength, meaning, joy and relief while adjusting to challenges-- whether marriage, divorce, relocation, career change, any new role or phase in life. I work with individuals, couples & families to achieve greater peace, understanding & satisfaction in relationships, enhance parenting skills, stress & anger management skills, along with skills and strategies to improve self-esteem, self-care, emotional regulation, personal boundaries, mindfulness, and more.
(828) 358-4166 View (828) 358-4166
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Beverly Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
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!
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!
(828) 348-6882 View (828) 348-6882
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Cole Armbrust
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MAEd, LCSW
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I am casual and tattooed, and that tends to work for most people... even if it's vastly different from how people picture a typical 'therapist'. I feel very privileged to work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and believe I offer a unique perspective as a trans man (that also happens to be a therapist). I really enjoy providing support to folks while they explore components of their authentic identities. I am comfortable working with folks that identify with being poly and/or kinky (No shaming here!).
I am casual and tattooed, and that tends to work for most people... even if it's vastly different from how people picture a typical 'therapist'. I feel very privileged to work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and believe I offer a unique perspective as a trans man (that also happens to be a therapist). I really enjoy providing support to folks while they explore components of their authentic identities. I am comfortable working with folks that identify with being poly and/or kinky (No shaming here!).
(828) 333-5004 View (828) 333-5004
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Kristen Kaverman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801
Does your relationship feel distant and like all you do anymore is argue? Or maybe you’ve stoped arguing all together. Do you feel lonely within your relationship and question if it’s even possible to get back on track? You want to build deeper intimacy and trust between you and your partner, but each time an issue arises you both get defensive and it spirals downwards, leaving you feeling more alone than ever. You deserve to have a relationship that feels supportive and nourishing and it is possible to rebuild a deeper connection of trust and intimacy.
Does your relationship feel distant and like all you do anymore is argue? Or maybe you’ve stoped arguing all together. Do you feel lonely within your relationship and question if it’s even possible to get back on track? You want to build deeper intimacy and trust between you and your partner, but each time an issue arises you both get defensive and it spirals downwards, leaving you feeling more alone than ever. You deserve to have a relationship that feels supportive and nourishing and it is possible to rebuild a deeper connection of trust and intimacy.
(828) 672-2937 View (828) 672-2937
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Katie Moran
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803  (Online Only)
Want to talk about relationship and sex-related issues, but feeling like you don't have a safe space to do so? I know how it feels when topics seem "off-limits" even in certain therapy settings! My therapeutic goal is to provide a comfortable, safe, and completely open environment where we can process whatever is going on! I approach all clients with a positive, curious attitude and uniquely alter my treatment plan modalities for each individual.
Want to talk about relationship and sex-related issues, but feeling like you don't have a safe space to do so? I know how it feels when topics seem "off-limits" even in certain therapy settings! My therapeutic goal is to provide a comfortable, safe, and completely open environment where we can process whatever is going on! I approach all clients with a positive, curious attitude and uniquely alter my treatment plan modalities for each individual.
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Patricia Carter-Spurio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS-A
Verified
2 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28806  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about supporting individuals who identify as women as they navigate the challenges of life. Addiction and recovery, relationship issues/co-dependence, chronic mental and physical dis-ease, and pregnancy/postpartum and parenting can bring us to places of deep loneliness, suffering and desperation. Past experiences have shaped our path and our behaviors. Brilliant strategies that enabled us to survive through trauma and adversity no longer serve us. It IS possible to shift those patterns. With loving connection and non-judgment I create a safe space for individuals to do the deep work that results in real life change.
I am passionate about supporting individuals who identify as women as they navigate the challenges of life. Addiction and recovery, relationship issues/co-dependence, chronic mental and physical dis-ease, and pregnancy/postpartum and parenting can bring us to places of deep loneliness, suffering and desperation. Past experiences have shaped our path and our behaviors. Brilliant strategies that enabled us to survive through trauma and adversity no longer serve us. It IS possible to shift those patterns. With loving connection and non-judgment I create a safe space for individuals to do the deep work that results in real life change.
(828) 373-8382 View (828) 373-8382
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Richard Shaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Happiness often feels as if it belongs to everyone else. The steps you've taken seem to only go backwards, no matter the intent. Difficult situations and regretful choices trap us in hopelessness. You feel lost even though you feel as if you've been down every path. You are ready for something to change. One thing all my clients hear me say is that “it’s easier for us to choose to be miserable and remain where we are now; however, if we choose to be uncomfortable for just a few moments, we may achieve something we thought not possible.”
Happiness often feels as if it belongs to everyone else. The steps you've taken seem to only go backwards, no matter the intent. Difficult situations and regretful choices trap us in hopelessness. You feel lost even though you feel as if you've been down every path. You are ready for something to change. One thing all my clients hear me say is that “it’s easier for us to choose to be miserable and remain where we are now; however, if we choose to be uncomfortable for just a few moments, we may achieve something we thought not possible.”
(828) 373-0754 View (828) 373-0754
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Wendy Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
Not accepting new clients
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, sad, stressed or frustrated and don’t know what to do, therapy can help. Taking this first step takes courage but reaching out to an experienced counselor will put you on the path towards creating a more meaningful and intentional life. The struggles of day to day living can have a profound impact on fulfillment and leave you sometimes feeling incompetent and depleted. Juggling the demands of work, home, relationships and family can be exhausting. Learning to simplify, set boundaries and prioritize what is important is life-changing and sets the stage to shift from chaos to calm.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, sad, stressed or frustrated and don’t know what to do, therapy can help. Taking this first step takes courage but reaching out to an experienced counselor will put you on the path towards creating a more meaningful and intentional life. The struggles of day to day living can have a profound impact on fulfillment and leave you sometimes feeling incompetent and depleted. Juggling the demands of work, home, relationships and family can be exhausting. Learning to simplify, set boundaries and prioritize what is important is life-changing and sets the stage to shift from chaos to calm.
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Brittany S Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Starting a new journey can feel daunting and overwhelming. However, choosing to seek partnership to achieve growth as a person is self-love. Whatever it is that you may be experiencing, anxiety, depression, past traumas, grief/loss or even communication barriers with family and friends, the collaborative effort through therapy can assist you with self-identified goals. During the therapy process we will work on establishing a secure therapeutic relationship, where you can use your voice to share your needs. Therapy doesn’t have to be a chore and while partnering with me, we will integrate individualized goals to aid in your success.
Starting a new journey can feel daunting and overwhelming. However, choosing to seek partnership to achieve growth as a person is self-love. Whatever it is that you may be experiencing, anxiety, depression, past traumas, grief/loss or even communication barriers with family and friends, the collaborative effort through therapy can assist you with self-identified goals. During the therapy process we will work on establishing a secure therapeutic relationship, where you can use your voice to share your needs. Therapy doesn’t have to be a chore and while partnering with me, we will integrate individualized goals to aid in your success.
(828) 827-4153 x106 View (828) 827-4153 x106
Photo of Lottie Cooper, LPC Intern in Asheville, NC
Lottie Cooper
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Are you feeling stuck and want a breakthrough? I can facilitate releasing your physical, emotional, spiritual pain that is stored in the body. Are you ready to commit to yourself ? I am committed to supporting you in creating a joyful & fulfilling life. I use many modalities to individualize sessions to meet your needs to heal your pain mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Learn sensitive ways of thinking and communicating to support your relationships, create new perspectives, inner wisdom, and self-love, for a more fulfilling life. Learn skills to easily release stress, and explorations to track your progress.
Are you feeling stuck and want a breakthrough? I can facilitate releasing your physical, emotional, spiritual pain that is stored in the body. Are you ready to commit to yourself ? I am committed to supporting you in creating a joyful & fulfilling life. I use many modalities to individualize sessions to meet your needs to heal your pain mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Learn sensitive ways of thinking and communicating to support your relationships, create new perspectives, inner wisdom, and self-love, for a more fulfilling life. Learn skills to easily release stress, and explorations to track your progress.
(828) 944-4105 View (828) 944-4105
Photo of Kat Oliveira, Licensed Professional Counselor in Asheville, NC
Kat Oliveira
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803  (Online Only)
Are you having trouble adjusting to changes in your life? Are you struggling with uncertainties, doubts, and perhaps some anxiety? If so, let's talk! I help clients who are going through major life transitions (such as endings or changes in current relationships), gender or sexuality questioning (LGBTQQ+), divorce, grief, career changes, and other challenging circumstances.
Are you having trouble adjusting to changes in your life? Are you struggling with uncertainties, doubts, and perhaps some anxiety? If so, let's talk! I help clients who are going through major life transitions (such as endings or changes in current relationships), gender or sexuality questioning (LGBTQQ+), divorce, grief, career changes, and other challenging circumstances.
(828) 585-5328 View (828) 585-5328
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Christen Taylor
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
Do you want to discover not only how to help yourself for the here and now but build a foundation that can sustain you for a future? The goal is to help you learn how to help yourself by providing you tools and coping skills while processing the impact that life and others may have had on you. Do you struggle with feeling empty, unfulfilled, and lost? Maybe you are using substances to mask or cope with the emotional pain. Maybe shame, guilt, or grief is holding you back from feeling like yourself. Maybe life just feels too difficult or not worth it.
Do you want to discover not only how to help yourself for the here and now but build a foundation that can sustain you for a future? The goal is to help you learn how to help yourself by providing you tools and coping skills while processing the impact that life and others may have had on you. Do you struggle with feeling empty, unfulfilled, and lost? Maybe you are using substances to mask or cope with the emotional pain. Maybe shame, guilt, or grief is holding you back from feeling like yourself. Maybe life just feels too difficult or not worth it.
(828) 373-3124 View (828) 373-3124
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Kelly O’Connor
Counselor, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified
Asheville, NC 28804
Hi! Going to therapy can be an intimidating process, and my goal is to create an authentic and accepting environment to help you feel seen, understood, and give you the confidence to try things differently. Vulnerability can be one of the scariest, most liberating and empowering acts, and takes courage – so I commend you for being here, wherever you are in your process.
Hi! Going to therapy can be an intimidating process, and my goal is to create an authentic and accepting environment to help you feel seen, understood, and give you the confidence to try things differently. Vulnerability can be one of the scariest, most liberating and empowering acts, and takes courage – so I commend you for being here, wherever you are in your process.
(828) 332-5311 View (828) 332-5311
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Martina Williams (Formerly Barnes)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, BCC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28803
Waitlist for new clients
Are you an introvert and/or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? If so, there’s nothing wrong with you. In fact, you have super powers that the world needs! But you may feel, at times, that someone has hijacked your Spiritual Life Bus & thrown you out of the driver’s seat. It’s confusing to be so competent & high performing in some areas but not in others. The truth is, we all have areas where we struggle. Even the most successful of us. We all have parts that use outdated coping strategies. I can help you update these strategies so you can stay in the driver's seat & enjoy living life as the best version of you.
Are you an introvert and/or Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? If so, there’s nothing wrong with you. In fact, you have super powers that the world needs! But you may feel, at times, that someone has hijacked your Spiritual Life Bus & thrown you out of the driver’s seat. It’s confusing to be so competent & high performing in some areas but not in others. The truth is, we all have areas where we struggle. Even the most successful of us. We all have parts that use outdated coping strategies. I can help you update these strategies so you can stay in the driver's seat & enjoy living life as the best version of you.
(828) 564-1073 View (828) 564-1073
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Sandy Sawyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28803
How many times have we been told that life is stressful and unfair and that we have to deal with it? While it may be true that life is hard and we can be certain that challenges are always on the horizon, without having tools to handle this stress, it can feel almost impossible to overcome. If we weren't all taught skills to regulate emotions or cope with pain, how can we expected to know how to manage them. I can attest from personal experience, and from years working with clients, that we can all learn how to treat ourselves with more compassion and create space from our events that trigger us.
How many times have we been told that life is stressful and unfair and that we have to deal with it? While it may be true that life is hard and we can be certain that challenges are always on the horizon, without having tools to handle this stress, it can feel almost impossible to overcome. If we weren't all taught skills to regulate emotions or cope with pain, how can we expected to know how to manage them. I can attest from personal experience, and from years working with clients, that we can all learn how to treat ourselves with more compassion and create space from our events that trigger us.
(828) 439-0611 View (828) 439-0611
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Elizabeth Whitesides
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28805
Not accepting new clients
Ready to take the first step towards creating the life you want? It takes courage and awareness. Make the changes within yourself to improve life's journey. I am here to help you realize your inherent strength, wisdom, and access to your own inner healer... all the while providing encouragement and support along the way. Licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addictions Specialist, I have 15 years of experience working with women, men, and couples, of all ages and backgrounds. I believe in your ability to create transformation for yourself through commitment and our work together.
Ready to take the first step towards creating the life you want? It takes courage and awareness. Make the changes within yourself to improve life's journey. I am here to help you realize your inherent strength, wisdom, and access to your own inner healer... all the while providing encouragement and support along the way. Licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addictions Specialist, I have 15 years of experience working with women, men, and couples, of all ages and backgrounds. I believe in your ability to create transformation for yourself through commitment and our work together.
(828) 548-1514 View (828) 548-1514
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Shannon Gutschick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
Shannon Gutschick is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She truly enjoys people and feels strongly about assisting others. She specializes in treating anxiety, stress, undeveloped coping skills, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, and trauma.
Shannon Gutschick is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She truly enjoys people and feels strongly about assisting others. She specializes in treating anxiety, stress, undeveloped coping skills, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, and trauma.
(828) 656-5542 View (828) 656-5542
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Rebecca L. Withrow
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with women who don't want to feel stuck anymore. Women who want to find their life's purpose, live within their values, successfully navigate big life events, and/ or manage unexpected losses or traumas. Women who want help tuning into their inner wisdom, and charting a path forward. I help women process and move past traumas, anxieties, fears, and negative beliefs that are holding them back. The majority of my work has been with mothers, career women, and survivors of sexual violence. I also provide clinical supervision to counselors.
I work with women who don't want to feel stuck anymore. Women who want to find their life's purpose, live within their values, successfully navigate big life events, and/ or manage unexpected losses or traumas. Women who want help tuning into their inner wisdom, and charting a path forward. I help women process and move past traumas, anxieties, fears, and negative beliefs that are holding them back. The majority of my work has been with mothers, career women, and survivors of sexual violence. I also provide clinical supervision to counselors.
(828) 554-2348 View (828) 554-2348
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Raymond Annable
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801
I help people who are at pivotal points in life. Times where things have suddenly changed on a dime or you know it's unsustainable to continue as things are. I specialize in working with people or loved ones of those who have experienced major medical injuries (stroke, neurological conditions, spinal cord injury, cardiac surgeries), people in all stages of recovery from substances, and anxiety.
I help people who are at pivotal points in life. Times where things have suddenly changed on a dime or you know it's unsustainable to continue as things are. I specialize in working with people or loved ones of those who have experienced major medical injuries (stroke, neurological conditions, spinal cord injury, cardiac surgeries), people in all stages of recovery from substances, and anxiety.
(828) 268-3394 View (828) 268-3394

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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

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What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.