Therapists in Asheville, NC

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Sara Bensman
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCHMCA
Verified
Verified
Most of us, at some point, feel disappointed with life. Maybe we expected it to be more. More joy. More peace. More connection with others. More meaning. We’re not looking for perfection, but is this all there is? You may label this feeling grief, anxiety, loneliness, depression, addiction, or you may be unable to give it a name. It may surface in you individually, or in your relationships. That nagging sense of discontent serves as a wake up call and it deserves attention. This is the purpose of my practice.
(828) 622-4754
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Jennifer Van Lue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Since you are the expert on yourself, my approach depends on your needs and with what you feel most comfortable. I will make sure that we spend time getting to know each other to let you determine if we are a good fit, and together we will explore a path that fits your specific goals and style. I use several different modalities, which we would explore in our initial sessions. I have worked in the social work field for over 20 years, the first ten working as an administrator for adults who have developmental disabilities, as well as 10 years of experience working as a clinician in Asheville.
(828) 457-7369
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Asheville, NC 28805
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Justina Prenatt
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I believe that we live in challenging times. Many people find it difficult to feel confident and self assured, have peaceful, fulfilling relationships, navigate the demands of finances, family, work and home, and also focus on nourishing self care. These challenges are interconnected. They are related to how we have developed our sense of self in the context of family expectations and experiences, societal demands, cultural assumptions, and media influence. It is necessary for all of us to learn how to live our best lives in these particular circumstances. You are not alone.
(828) 970-8533
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Dina Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Open the window and let the light in. It is my personal and professional experience that change is always possible. I am optimistic and enthusiastic about life and my profession. It gives me great joy to help a person affect positive change. On a personal note, my interests include holistic health, positivity and fresh air.
(828) 202-5342
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Brady Yocom
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
—I currently have a short waitlist for openings in late May.— I view clients as whole people in the context of their lives. You are more than a diagnosis. It's important to me to collaborate in setting goals, selecting an approach to therapy, and checking in along the way. I've worked with people from a broad range of backgrounds on anxiety, relationships, stress, depression, life transitions, and LGBTQ+ issues. I also specialize in relationship counseling for smart, committed couples who want to improve communication, feel more loved, work as a team instead of against each other, or just get unstuck from an old issue or pattern.
(828) 202-8605
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Asheville, NC 28802
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Amber Kilkenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals understand their unique wiring with compassion and curiosity. The more understanding we have of ourselves, the greater freedom and joy we will have in life. The brain is such a beautiful piece of us and I am continuously amazed at how it protects us when we need it to. Much of the work I do is assisting you in helping your brain and body reduce defenses when we truly are safe. I believe that taking an honest, directive and nurturing approach is the key to successful treatment. The predominate therapeutic modalities I use are EMDR, CBT, IFS and TRE.
(828) 527-6129
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Emily Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
Verified
You have taken a big step by arriving at this page. Life can be difficult, and we can all use help in navigating its challenges. I enjoy supporting children, teens, young adults, and emerging adults with managing stress, increasing self-confidence, and strengthening relationships. I aim to provide a creative and empowering approach that supports a healing space. The therapeutic relationship can facilitate re-connection with internal needs and external relationships.
(828) 374-0958
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Laura J Brito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
When telling your story, what are the parts that you leave out? Is it that you’ve been partnered for years and suspect that, at the heart of your low-grade dissatisfaction, is a yearning to live and love as your authentic self but you don’t know how to broach it with your significant other? Or that you believe that your chronic illness has made sexual intimacy unattainable? How about that you came out later in life and no longer know where or how to belong? Do you wonder if your/your partner('s)(s') neurodivergence contributes to your frustration with how you connect or communicate?
(828) 622-5032
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Asheville, NC 28805
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Sheila Mary McKeon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I connect easily with clients to feel lighter and clearer in their minds, body, and Spirit. I work with people with stressful careers in medicine, law, finance, and small businesses. Knowing the necessity of keeping a clear head and calm body, yet have been struggling with heartbreak, anxiety, fears, loss and grief that has created overwhelming stress and expectations that limits functioning. It is a challenging balancing act with career, family, relationships, along with finding some quiet time to relax. I help you master these challenges with a very confidential, (no insurance or electronic records) safe, and caring environment.
(828) 536-4117
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Asheville, NC 28804
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Renee Anderson
Counselor, LCMHC-A, MA
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy for sexuality, intimacy, and connection. We could be a good fit if you struggle but desire to feel deeply connected to yourself and others. If you’re looking for a healthier relationship to your sexuality, perhaps among sexual trauma, shame, or a sense of unfulfillment. You’d like to experience more sensuality and aliveness but struggle knowing how. Perhaps the idea of intimacy brings up fear or doubt, grasping or longing. My intention is to help you increase tolerance for the flow of all experiences, increase your ability to embrace sensation and let in more life while remaining steady, and return to the body.
(828) 970-1611
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Asheville, NC 28805
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Tina Harrold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Marriage is fucking hard. I heard a quote recently where someone asked the secret to making marriage work. The response was, “We never wanted to get divorced at the same time.” Marriage can feel like a roller coaster. Then add the obstacles of children, work schedules and stress, and daily ups and downs and you may find yourself miles apart from your partner. What happened to the fun? What happened to the intimacy and connection? Where the hell did it go? It’s time to make your marriage the priority. It’s time to reconnect and reignite the fire that was once there. It is possible to salvage and repair what has been broken.
(828) 373-3677
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Stas Pantelopulos
Licensed Clinical Mental health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I work with people seeking to improve their relationships, explore & clarify life direction & purpose, develop healthier habits, and process grief & trauma. In addition, I do work with clients to help integrate experiences from altered states of consciousness work done in other contexts on their own time.
(828) 358-1882
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Asheville, NC 28806
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David Von Kohorn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S, C-EFT
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
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.
(828) 708-7590
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Brianna Cuthrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, MAC
Verified
Verified
Struggling with relationship difficulties, issues at work, school or home life, addiction, or feeling overrun by your own thoughts? Maybe you want more clarity in life or want to find a new direction. You may be feeling stuck and having a hard time moving forward. It can be exhausting trying to muster up the energy to get out of bed and take care of your responsibilities and yourself. You may have thoughts you are not worthy or have a fractured sense of self. What would it feel like to have the energy and motivation to finally take on the day again, to feel worthy to live the life you want, or to smash those goals you have put off?
(828) 949-1834
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Amanda Bucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist and have been providing therapy services to children and families in the Asheville area since 2005. My work with children is an integration of person-centered and strengths based perspectives. I use both non-directive and Cognitive Behavioral based play therapy as well as expressive arts to offer children a voice in their struggle to express themselves and identify and process their feelings in a safe space. I believe that "radical acceptance" and a strong trusting relationship are key in helping children and heal and grow.
(828) 414-4603
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Liz Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We live in a world that doesn’t often have the space to hear our pain, and yet, working through our stories and experience can bring us healing. Many of us have experienced grief and loss, through death, chronic or terminal illness, loss of relationships, jobs, and burnout from working on the frontlines, and so much more. That is my work as a therapist; to bring my clinical experience, skills, and training to help people live meaningful lives while working through grief and loss. My approach to therapy is compassionate, empowering, strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive.
(828) 672-2153
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Debbie Wren Hill
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about helping children, teens, women and parents find their way in relationship with each other and the complex world in which we live. I bring an eclectic approach to counseling, valuing above all the relationship that forms between therapist and client. I am honored to bear witness to an individual's story and journey back to balance. In addition to supportive counseling, I have been trained in play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and parent education. I offer individual counseling as well as small group therapy for children and teens of all ages.
(828) 634-7251
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Asheville, NC 28801
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth H Jones
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with people who are looking for a holistic and body/mind approach to therapy and are interested in going beyond talk therapy. People who work with me are seeking counseling for anxiety/depression, attachment injury, traumatic experiences, grief or moving through a life transition. I counsel folks who want to understand how to feel relaxed, stable and safe inside of their own skin, and create an environment in their lives that promotes safety and stability.
(828) 414-4288
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Christen Taylor
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Asheville, NC 28803
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Photo of Maureen Motley Zitin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Asheville, NC
Maureen Motley Zitin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Verified
Are you at a crossroads in your life? Do you suspect that past painful or traumatic experiences are interfering with your life and relationships? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, dig deep, let go and uncover something shining? I enjoy working with women, men, couples and other therapists who are ready to discover their resilience and do the work they need to do to uncover the gold in themselves and in their relationships. And, yes, there is always gold. Really, always.
(828) 547-4852
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Asheville, NC 28806
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How can I find a therapist in Asheville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

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?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

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.