I believe that clarity regarding who you are, what you believe, and why you believe it are among the greatest predictors a good and joyful life. I also know that a "joyful life" can sound absurd when you're struggling with depression and anxiety. My clients and I talk about their ideals and underlying beliefs and joys as context for their struggles. Together we examine the presumptions and expectations that--when left unchecked--lead to *so* much heartache. We work together to create a narrative of what could and might be instead, along with a solid plan for how to bring new realities into being.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA
⋆⋆Now accepting new clients⋆⋆ Hi. I’m Jason Tuma. I’m a licensed therapist and author of Anxious about Anxiety: a Workbook for Managing Anxiety (www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6TBGY8K). I have received training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, and personality disorders from the Beck Institute. This is the highest training possible for CBT. However, what truly set’s me apart is my counseling style. I always do my best to understand where you are coming from while providing guidance using my education. You can ensure that you will feel comfortable in session.
Engaging in therapy is an important commitment and can be difficult to fit in with the rest of life's responsibilities. Perhaps you've tried therapy before and found it unhelpful, or worry that constant engagement in therapy is required for lasting change. Trying to cope with the aftermath of trauma, or the way anxiety symptoms can disrupt a day, or having the same fight again and again with a partner can seem to take all of your energy and motivation. Life is often stressful and chaotic, and the times when we feel most stretched thin are the times we need the most support and change.
Do you live with that constant, seemingly hopeless battle against an inner monster or dark shadows of the past? It’s so hard to get out of bed each morning because it feels like nothing will get better. Those overwhelming, and sometimes scary, thoughts or memories that run through your head leave you feeling sad, worried, or lost. They cause difficulty in your closest relationships because it feels like no one understands what you're going through. Sometimes these experiences may come up and you find tears in your eyes, your heart starts to pound, or your body begins to shake.
For over 30 years I have been helping people overcome life obstacles and interpersonal struggles. Clients report significant benefit when they seek help dealing with transforming ideas of self that result from trauma, relationship changes, chronic illness, grief & loss, gender dysphoria, and coming out as LGBTQ. I utilize a variety of approaches including narrative, DBT, ACT, attachment-focused therapy, internal family systems and trauma informed practices. I now am seeing clients in person as well as virtually.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI
I have come to believe that by the time we meet you have probably been judged by a long list of people, organizations, culture, etc... I believe you may need to give up who you should be to be who you are and that can be amazing work! Client's I work with tend to begin a journey toward discovering their own core values and beliefs, and with these discoveries, begin to ask for things, in life, that line up with those values and beliefs. This leads to purpose, fulfillment, and an authentic life.
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 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.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, RYT-200
Connection to ourselves and our true nature unlocks the door to an empowered and meaningful life. Unfortunately, most of us have had the experience of feeling woefully disconnected from our bodies, our emotions, our purpose, and subsequently from other important people in our lives. I want to be a guide on your journey, helping you reconnect to who you are and to assist you in moving forward from a place of intention and empowerment. Connection to your body is a way through, and I can help you learn to trust and decipher your body’s wise messages, release what’s not serving you, and let the healing happen.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, CHT
Welcome to a warm, accepting, and safe environment to authentically be yourself while exploring areas of concern in your life affecting your mental health. I will collaborate with you and support you in the journey back to wholeness and optimal well-being (as you define it).
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
You want to show up more fully in your life, foster healthy patterns, and release what doesn't serve you. You want to live your values, feel free to pursue your goals, and connect deeply with others. I work with people who want to let go of the past, align with their true selves, and thrive in their relationships. It is my passion to empower people in discovering their own inherent worth by helping deepen their relationship to themselves and move toward their authentic place in the world.
Sometimes we feel stuck. We’ve tried on our own to heal, grow, and learn but we still find ourselves in the same patterns that have led to a continuous cycle of confusion, shame, and hopelessness. You are not alone. If you have found yourself questioning your worth, your relationships, or your identity, I am here to help. Most of us know, logically, that hardship, distress, and unwanted emotions are a part of life. But sometimes we were not given the correct tools to manage these difficult experiences. Together, I believe we can connect back to your authentic self so that you can lead the life you want.
We can adapt in the face of struggle for years before committing to therapy. Before now, perhaps you haven’t had the time, resources, or good fortune to connect deeply with an effective therapist. Or maybe your workarounds aren’t working as well anymore. You know there’s got to be a better way, and you’re motivated for change. I help my clients understand and heal from their past, get relief from symptoms and unhelpful patterns, and find their way to genuine connection. This type of work can hurt, at times. Yet the long-term gains to your quality of life can be so worth it. I’ve seen it many times.
Feeling like the world is too heavy? Have you been looking for support in your daily life? Struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships? Need encouragement through sobriety? Many people experience these issues and you are not alone. I am here to stand beside you on your journey towards healing, self-discovery and life fulfillment. I strive to offer a warm, encouraging, and nonjudgmental space where clients can be themselves. You can expect a genuine, creative, and holistic therapeutic style using evidence backed techniques.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Welcome! Counseling offers a safe, nonjudgmental, space for exploring the psyche, finding meaning in challenging life events, and experiencing a sense of hope. The counseling process can be creative and exciting, and at times, it can be difficult. I seek to be open, supportive, curious, and responsive to my clients as they navigate their journey. I lean toward a psychodynamic psychotherapy model, exploring how our attachment styles, family stories, coping mechanisms, and unconscious layers of thoughts and feelings influence our present day life.
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.
If you're struggling with intense emotions that feel like they are controlling you and behaviors that help in the short term but only make life harder -- you're in the right place. A lot of times we continue to struggle, not because we don't want to change, but because we don't know how. I can teach you the skills needed to have more choice and control over your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Learning these skills can make the difference between your emotions dictating your life and you finally being in the drivers seat.
Are you questioning your sexual, gender, racial, or family identity? Are you struggling to make peace with the past while staying in the present? Are your behaviors not in alignment with your values? Regardless, you are refusing to minimize the issues you face by initiating therapy and prioritizing yourself. This courage will be the foundation for our work. I am a warm and engaging therapist that has success addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and anger. I have a psychodynamic framework, utilize EMDR to address trauma, and mindfulness for mood management. I provide individual/couples counseling for ages 17 and above.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MAEd, LCMHC
Most people who find me here are pretty miserable and hoping to find a way to make things different in their lives. I work best with girls and women who are willing to bust it to achieve change. Therapy isn't a magic wand - I believe that each individual has the power to recognize what their therapeutic needs are and maybe even how to address them; I am here to provide gentle guidance and perhaps some different perspective to bring awareness to patterns of thought and behavior, therefore facilitating YOUR desire for change.
**Availability for Telehealth Counseling** I work with dynamic women and men who want to do big things with their lives yet experience mood and health challenges that keep them from fully realizing their potential. I help them get centered, balanced, and healthy so they're happier, more vital ... and more fulfilled. I work with the "highly sensitive person" who struggles with self-acceptance, guilt, and shame. Additionally, I work with people facing health challenges, helping them regain the capabilities they've lost and vigor they once enjoyed.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Life is a dynamic cycle of peaks and valleys. I strive to create supportive experiences that foster growth and healing while also providing the knowledge necessary to adopt effective coping skills to meet life's challenges.
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.
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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.