For some people, hitting a wall in life can be hard. But, with the help of a counselor in Ashville, you can recover, and really hit the ground running and live the life that you want. 

Ashville is notable for the architecture in the area, including the Art Deco city hall, and other buildings within the area. It’s got a notable Skyscraper in Park Square, and the Grove Arcade, which was one of the first shopping malls in the area. While they did suffer a depression, they recovered, and you can recover from the depressions of life in your own way with the help of a mental health counselor.

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Tiffany Young

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.Ed. ,LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), in North Carolina, with 9 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients of all ages, with a wide range of concerns, from anxiety, depression, relationships issues, life change/adjustment challenges, school related issues, and. ADD/ADHD. I also have experience assisting clients that have experienced trauma and abuse. Psychotherapy is a form of counseling intended to remove the stones from the path of development, and not a procedure of putting things into the client that were not there before. I operate my therapy first and foremost from a client centered approach. I believe that the strength of the client-counselor relationship is just as important as specific techniques used, therefore I am to gibe clients continuous positive regard and meet them in their worldview. Building on this philosophy, I employ techniques that help the client see the consequences of their actions and whether or not what they are currently doing is helping or hurting their progress to achieve their goals. This approach is a Cognitive Behavioral standpoint. I believe using techniques which uncover irrational beliefs can guide the client into a more positive way of thinking, which ultimately will change behavior. In addition to the aforementioned therapy, I also utilize Reality Therapy which helps clients to deal with the here and now. This is beneficial since I will work with the client on coming up with a plan that will help him/her attain currents wants and needs. It takes incredible courage to reach out for help, and also sends the message that you are ready for change. I am here to provide support and assistance if you are ready to take the next step. I look forward to working with you!

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Cynthia Jones

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS, CRC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

Hello! My name is Cynthia Jones, a clinician with a master level degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Winston-Salem State University (May 2012) and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from High Point University (2003). I am currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Clinician (LCMHC). I have devoted most of my career to the field of Human Services, beginning in 2002 as a Behavioral Modification Technician at a Level III group home for adolescent females. I have over 15 years of working experience with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, and Families in individual and group settings; including experience working with Veterans and their families. My interests include working with all populations to overcome adversities and obstacles which may include:  parents and their children  individuals coping with role changes, job loss, career changes  persons coping with grief, anxiety, stress, and depression  youth adjusting to functional deficits and life challenges My belief is that therapy provides an opportunity for growth, self-discovery and insight in the context of a safe, supportive environment. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, significant reductions in feelings of distress and an overall improved well-being. Psychotherapy has been shown to have many benefits. However, it is difficult to predict what will happen in terms of therapeutic outcomes or to provide a clear estimate of time required for each client to reach his or her personal goals. One of the best indicators for success in therapy is the motivation level of the client such as being open to the process of change, being consistent with attending sessions and working on goals outside of sessions. Also, my belief is that each client is unique and presents with his or her own counseling needs and concerns. Utilizing one therapeutic approach may not work best for everyone. Therefore, I will utilize integrative models involving insight oriented, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Solution-Focused, Person Centered and System of Care. In our work together, it is expected that you will participate in the formation and completion of counseling goals so that our sessions will be meaningful and helpful to you. I may occasionally assign homework as a means of providing you with further reinforcement of concepts discussed in sessions and to prompt further insight and self-exploration. There are many reasons why people seek counseling. The fact that you are seeking counseling demonstrates your commitment to your mental and emotional health as well as your inner strength in identifying when seeking support is necessary. I believe that clients have the capacity to learn, change, and grow so that they may experience more meaningful, healthier, and happier lives. Whatever your reasons are for seeking services, I look forward to partnering with you on addressing whatever counseling needs you may have.

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Amy Parsons

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.Ed.,LCMHC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working as a mental health therapist and life coach. I have worked with Clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem related issues, PTSD (childhood, domestic violence, physical trauma, emotional trauma, sexual assault, MST, and Combat trauma), relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people with geriatric/elder transitional related issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, strength based, and solution-focused therapies. . I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs based on your personal goals. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Zane Wright

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW, SAP
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficulties
20 years of experience

Hi, my name is Zane. Thank you for viewing my profile. I am an LCSW, SAP in North Carolina, and have been practicing for 18 years. I use many approaches in assisting clients to achieve their goals, primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In the 18 years of practice, I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns; including depression, family conflicts, substance abuse, marital & couple issues based on the Imago model, and families or individuals dealing with aging parents & caregiving. I have also been an EAP business owner & provider for behavioral health issues for the past fifteen years & have acquired specialized skills working with occupational-related stressors. While I am working with you; respect, professionalism, patience & empathy will be practiced. All of us have times in our lives that present struggles that can be overwhelming. It would be my privilege to assist you in finding a solution or improvements to your struggle.

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Lakeisha McKnabb

Offering therapy in NC
AddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionCoaching
16 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, & depression. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kathy Shelton-Riek

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 39 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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LaShana Poole

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tracy Alston

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
13 years of experience

I am licensed clinical mental health counselor, board certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback in North Carolina with over 13 years working as a professional counselor and mental fitness coach. I work with teens, couples, athletes, business professionals, LGBT and I can provide support if looking for a faith-based support. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including, stress and anxiety, sleep disorders, peak performance, motivation, self-esteem, confidence and depression. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I love supporting my clients with wherever they are on their journey. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I look forward to working alongside of you on this journey.

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Shaquila Brummitt

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Shay, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina . I have experience in helping clients with anxiety and depression, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and specialize in Trauma-Focused CBT as well. In therapy, I enjoy incorporating music and art, as well as meditation and mindfulness. I especially enjoy working with adolescents, teens and young adults. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths and the resilience that will assist you in overcoming the many challenges you may face in your life. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life isn't easy, but I am here to help you through that process.

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Teresa Elliott

Offering therapy in NC
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Asheville

Finding the best therapist close by in Asheville can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Asheville. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Asheville, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Asheville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Asheville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Asheville, elsewhere in Buncombe, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Asheville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Asheville therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Asheville due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Asheville may not take health insurance, some in the state of North Carolina may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Asheville, North Carolina working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Asheville above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Asheville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Asheville therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Asheville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Asheville therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in NC, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 28805 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Asheville counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Asheville licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Asheville, North Carolina can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Asheville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Asheville.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Asheville:

28776, 28801, 28802, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28810, 28813, 28814, 28815, 28816

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