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"One of the most important aspects of therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. Seeking therapy is an expression of hope and a desire to connect. Therapy requires us to be vulnerable, something that is difficult to do, but necessary for true connection and healing. I strive to create a safe, hopeful environment for my clients in which recovery and connection are fostered. I believe in your ability to heal, to recover from serious setbacks and challenges, and to make meaning in your life."
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"One of the most important aspects of therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. Seeking therapy is an expression of hope and a desire to connect. Therapy requires us to be vulnerable, something that is difficult to do, but necessary for true connection and healing. I strive to create a safe, hopeful environment for my clients in which recovery and connection are fostered. I believe in your ability to heal, to recover from serious setbacks and challenges, and to make meaning in your life."
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"Life is full of transitions: starting and ending relationships, changing residences, shifting the way we see ourselves and relate to our life situations can all create challenges which, at times, may feel overwhelming. Enlisting the support of an objective person who can assist us in coming to terms with the unresolved issues we face, or find new ways of seeing and being with our reality as it is, can help. I would be honored to work with you and explore the difficulties you are facing."
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Life is full of transitions: starting and ending relationships, changing residences, shifting the way we see ourselves and relate to our life situations can all create challenges which, at times, may feel overwhelming. Enlisting the support of an objective person who can assist us in coming to terms with the unresolved issues we face, or find new ways of seeing and being with our reality as it is, can help. I would be honored to work with you and explore the difficulties you are facing."
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"Some common reasons why people come to me are: feeling stuck in a pattern of negative thinking or behavior, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, unresolved trauma, difficulty coping with new challenges or life transitions. I am very comfortable and love working with clients who are struggling to deal with adjusting to change- no matter how big or small. I also have personal and clinical experience with adapting to change related to health and short-term or chronic illness and disability, single parenting, codependency, sexual abuse and trauma. My history deeply informs my work as a therapist."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 547-2414
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Some common reasons why people come to me are: feeling stuck in a pattern of negative thinking or behavior, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, unresolved trauma, difficulty coping with new challenges or life transitions. I am very comfortable and love working with clients who are struggling to deal with adjusting to change- no matter how big or small. I also have personal and clinical experience with adapting to change related to health and short-term or chronic illness and disability, single parenting, codependency, sexual abuse and trauma. My history deeply informs my work as a therapist."
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"My goal as a therapist is to support people as they decide to step outside of their comfort zone and search for the actions to take to reach a fulfilling life. I work with adults who identify a wide range of goals and desired professional support; from facing a life transition that feels too overwhelming to face alone, conflict with a significant other, to mental health instability, or substance use. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 548-1142
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"My goal as a therapist is to support people as they decide to step outside of their comfort zone and search for the actions to take to reach a fulfilling life. I work with adults who identify a wide range of goals and desired professional support; from facing a life transition that feels too overwhelming to face alone, conflict with a significant other, to mental health instability, or substance use. "
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Asheville, North Carolina 28805
"Hi there! I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, substance use, anxiety, insomnia, and trauma and stressor-related disorders, such as PTSD. I can also help those who are in a period of transition and need someone for support during challenging times. I am currently only seeing patients in the evenings starting at 5:30pm and all day on Saturday. "
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(828) 649-6293
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Hi there! I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, substance use, anxiety, insomnia, and trauma and stressor-related disorders, such as PTSD. I can also help those who are in a period of transition and need someone for support during challenging times. I am currently only seeing patients in the evenings starting at 5:30pm and all day on Saturday. "
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"Life stressors, uncertainty, and fear can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself turning to drugs or alcohol, unhealthy eating patterns, self-harm, or other harmful behaviors to cope with your emotions. You may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or fear during these uncertain times. Maybe you are currently in recovery from addiction or an eating disorder, and are having trouble maintaining your progress. Or perhaps you are concerned that your teenager is dealing with some of these issues. Whatever you are facing, you are not alone! I am here to provide support, guidance, and encouragement!"
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(828) 414-2685
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Life stressors, uncertainty, and fear can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself turning to drugs or alcohol, unhealthy eating patterns, self-harm, or other harmful behaviors to cope with your emotions. You may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, or fear during these uncertain times. Maybe you are currently in recovery from addiction or an eating disorder, and are having trouble maintaining your progress. Or perhaps you are concerned that your teenager is dealing with some of these issues. Whatever you are facing, you are not alone! I am here to provide support, guidance, and encouragement!"
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"*Now accepting new clients.* We all hold the capacity to thrive in our lives. At times, we feel stuck or face obstacles that stump us. My goal in working with you is to meet you where you are, support you in identifying the root of your difficulties, and help you unearth your inner strength and wisdom to build resilience. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 394-0082
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"*Now accepting new clients.* We all hold the capacity to thrive in our lives. At times, we feel stuck or face obstacles that stump us. My goal in working with you is to meet you where you are, support you in identifying the root of your difficulties, and help you unearth your inner strength and wisdom to build resilience. "
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"At Smoky Mountain Counseling, we focus on holistic client-centered mental health care. We work with adults, couples, families and adolescents. In my work I help clients develop healthy boundaries, strengthen emotional regulation, and deepen self/other connection. Areas of focus include: Self Discovery, PTSD, Trauma, Insecure Attachment, Family Dynamics, Anxiety, Transitions, Addiction (substance & behavior), Self Harm, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Mindful Living "
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(828) 373-8308
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"At Smoky Mountain Counseling, we focus on holistic client-centered mental health care. We work with adults, couples, families and adolescents. In my work I help clients develop healthy boundaries, strengthen emotional regulation, and deepen self/other connection. Areas of focus include: Self Discovery, PTSD, Trauma, Insecure Attachment, Family Dynamics, Anxiety, Transitions, Addiction (substance & behavior), Self Harm, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Mindful Living "
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"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."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 358-4166
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"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."
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"*~* Personal Development Coach. Somatic Healing Coach. *~* Currently, we're in extraordinary times, so I'm here to answer the call to help. I've spent the past 20 years fostering a career incorporating Psychology, Reiki and Coaching into a somatic approach to loving life. My off-grid work is in mental health counseling, primarily trauma, PTSD, women and children as my focus. I'm balancing that with on-line work in coaching. Existential positive psychology based co-active coaching. It's a shades of gray sort of approach, but clear cut differences in modalities. I'm also waving "big" fees to work with people"
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
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"*~* Personal Development Coach. Somatic Healing Coach. *~* Currently, we're in extraordinary times, so I'm here to answer the call to help. I've spent the past 20 years fostering a career incorporating Psychology, Reiki and Coaching into a somatic approach to loving life. My off-grid work is in mental health counseling, primarily trauma, PTSD, women and children as my focus. I'm balancing that with on-line work in coaching. Existential positive psychology based co-active coaching. It's a shades of gray sort of approach, but clear cut differences in modalities. I'm also waving "big" fees to work with people"
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"Binaries can be stifling. Suffocating. Living in a world with prescribed ideals, roles, presentations and expectations is exhausting, terrifying and lonely. Maybe you’ve always known that something about you doesn’t quite fit the within the strict confines and regulations of gender and sexuality in our society. Maybe you’re just now starting to question things, or feeling confused and overwhelmed about your gender experiences, sexuality and identity. Maybe you’ve struggled for a long time with other issues (mood, anxiety, relationships, substances, trauma) that intersect with your gender & sexuality. If so, I’m here to help. "
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(828) 373-1549
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Binaries can be stifling. Suffocating. Living in a world with prescribed ideals, roles, presentations and expectations is exhausting, terrifying and lonely. Maybe you’ve always known that something about you doesn’t quite fit the within the strict confines and regulations of gender and sexuality in our society. Maybe you’re just now starting to question things, or feeling confused and overwhelmed about your gender experiences, sexuality and identity. Maybe you’ve struggled for a long time with other issues (mood, anxiety, relationships, substances, trauma) that intersect with your gender & sexuality. If so, I’m here to help. "
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"I create a safe space so that tweens/teens, adults, families, and organizations can discover the sources causing patterns identified as unproductive so that renewal and recovery becomes a possibility. I utilize the most effective interventions for most emotional/mental health issues, stress/anxiety to complex trauma continuum, and substance/behavioral addictions. Examples include EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Play/Expressive Therapies, CBT/DBT, Family Systems, and Relationship Logic."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(706) 222-3457
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Asheville, North Carolina 28805
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"I create a safe space so that tweens/teens, adults, families, and organizations can discover the sources causing patterns identified as unproductive so that renewal and recovery becomes a possibility. I utilize the most effective interventions for most emotional/mental health issues, stress/anxiety to complex trauma continuum, and substance/behavioral addictions. Examples include EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Play/Expressive Therapies, CBT/DBT, Family Systems, and Relationship Logic."
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"With over 25 years in the mental health field and 13 years in private practice, I offer a multitude of personal and professional experience. Much of our suffering is due to dissatisfaction in relationships. Sadly, many relationships end prematurely when we are most hurt and emotionally vulnerable. However, this is the time when the very intimacy we were lacking prior has the potential to finally break through. I give you tools and insight to heal old wounds that are holding you back from experiencing the love you seek within yourself and others. Together we address the intrapsychic conflicts and longings of the soul."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 782-3435
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"With over 25 years in the mental health field and 13 years in private practice, I offer a multitude of personal and professional experience. Much of our suffering is due to dissatisfaction in relationships. Sadly, many relationships end prematurely when we are most hurt and emotionally vulnerable. However, this is the time when the very intimacy we were lacking prior has the potential to finally break through. I give you tools and insight to heal old wounds that are holding you back from experiencing the love you seek within yourself and others. Together we address the intrapsychic conflicts and longings of the soul."
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"I believe in a strengths-based approach to moving through therapy. This entails helping clients foster their own resources so that they leave with the tools to grow through life’s challenges as they arise. I work with each person on their individual goals, wherever they may be at this point in life. My goal is to empower every client to trust themselves and their process. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 475-8745
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"I believe in a strengths-based approach to moving through therapy. This entails helping clients foster their own resources so that they leave with the tools to grow through life’s challenges as they arise. I work with each person on their individual goals, wherever they may be at this point in life. My goal is to empower every client to trust themselves and their process. "
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"You've tried everything to fix this problem, and it feels like a never-ending tug-of-war. But what if the struggle is part of the problem? How might your life change if you could let go of the rope? "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 350-1177
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"You've tried everything to fix this problem, and it feels like a never-ending tug-of-war. But what if the struggle is part of the problem? How might your life change if you could let go of the rope? "
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Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"I am an experienced and understanding professional with expertise in substance use issues and traumatic events that can can keep us stuck or in unhealthy patterns. Even though it has been many years in practice, I remain honored and humbled by the trust and vulnerability that occurs in the context of the therapeutic relationship, especially valuing the process of witnessing the growth and development of individuals and families. Please feel free to contact me for questions or for scheduling."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 303-2085
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"I am an experienced and understanding professional with expertise in substance use issues and traumatic events that can can keep us stuck or in unhealthy patterns. Even though it has been many years in practice, I remain honored and humbled by the trust and vulnerability that occurs in the context of the therapeutic relationship, especially valuing the process of witnessing the growth and development of individuals and families. Please feel free to contact me for questions or for scheduling."
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"Worried that your therapist is going to give you a blank stare as soon as you start talking about your sex life? Want more than just a nod and a "hmmm" from your therapist? Let's do this. I am passionate about providing non-pathologizing care for queer, nonmonogamous, kinky, and gender diverse individuals, couples, and families. Together we will work through your growing pains and old stories and make an action plan that translates from session to real life. If you're ready to change something, and you're ready to start today- you've come to the right place."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 348-6425
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"Worried that your therapist is going to give you a blank stare as soon as you start talking about your sex life? Want more than just a nod and a "hmmm" from your therapist? Let's do this. I am passionate about providing non-pathologizing care for queer, nonmonogamous, kinky, and gender diverse individuals, couples, and families. Together we will work through your growing pains and old stories and make an action plan that translates from session to real life. If you're ready to change something, and you're ready to start today- you've come to the right place."
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Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"You're seeking more ideal relationships, more meaningful and fulfilling experiences, and greater success in areas of your life that are important to you. "
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 457-8295
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"You're seeking more ideal relationships, more meaningful and fulfilling experiences, and greater success in areas of your life that are important to you. "
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Asheville, North Carolina 28801
"You feel discouraged and anxious, disconnected and confused. This is NOT how you imagined your life would turn out to be. You've overanalyzed your mistakes. You've sought advice and support from others. You've read the books and attempted change. You are really, really trying to 'do the work'; to be authentic, break the patterns and heal. And yet, here you are- back in a similar situation again. You are ready for something to change- even if right now, you cannot see what that is."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(828) 383-9640
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"You feel discouraged and anxious, disconnected and confused. This is NOT how you imagined your life would turn out to be. You've overanalyzed your mistakes. You've sought advice and support from others. You've read the books and attempted change. You are really, really trying to 'do the work'; to be authentic, break the patterns and heal. And yet, here you are- back in a similar situation again. You are ready for something to change- even if right now, you cannot see what that is."
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"I believe in using therapy as a means to help people find the tools within themselves to move toward positive mental health and overall wellness. I believe in support over solution; in walking with someone to face their unique issues however they need rather than “fixing” them. As a social worker, I consider the “whole person” and the systems impacting them to offer a positive therapeutic experience to every client and help them to feel seen, heard, and supported. I also bring my therapy dog for extra comfort. I am accepting new clients via telehealth."
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
(980) 368-5819
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
"I believe in using therapy as a means to help people find the tools within themselves to move toward positive mental health and overall wellness. I believe in support over solution; in walking with someone to face their unique issues however they need rather than “fixing” them. As a social worker, I consider the “whole person” and the systems impacting them to offer a positive therapeutic experience to every client and help them to feel seen, heard, and supported. I also bring my therapy dog for extra comfort. I am accepting new clients via telehealth."

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Sex-positive counseling in Asheville for sex-positive clients

If you are sex-positive or are looking for help with being sex-positive in Asheville or for an Asheville sex-positive therapist, these professionals provide kink allied therapy in Asheville and counseling for sex-positive clients.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Asheville are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Asheville you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Asheville and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Asheville or family therapy in Asheville.