Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Asheville , North Carolina

Find a therapist in Asheville , North Carolina that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Asheville , to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Ceara Calloway

MSW, LCSW
3 years experience
Hey there! Congratulations on making such a giant step toward wellness! Asking for help can be extremely uncomfortable, so kudos to you! My name is Ceara Calloway and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the great state of North Carolina. I graduated from Appalachian State University with my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2016, and since then I have worked with a wide variety of clients each with unique backgrounds, diagnoses, and... Read More
Hey there! Congratulations on making such a giant step toward wellness! Asking for help can be extremely uncomfortable, so kudos to you! My name is Ceara Calloway and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the great state of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kemi Huntley

LPC
5 years experience
Hello my name is Kemi Huntley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have experience working with individuals on an authentic level; I'm always meeting individuals where they are and walking alongside this wellness journey with them to get them to a place where feel mentally strong enough to then empower themselves. In addition, I have experience in treating various mental health disorders... Read More
Hello my name is Kemi Huntley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have experience working with individuals on an authentic level; I'm always meeting individuals where they are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jane Robbins

LCSW
24 years experience
Hi! Welcome to BetterHelp! I'm Jane. Congratulations on taking this step toward personal understanding and growth! It takes wisdom to identify that you could benefit from a professional's insight and assistance. It takes even more courage to actually reach out. Thank you for allowing me to be the person you trust. I'm an LCSW licensed in North Carolina. My education began with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UNLV. My MSSW came from University of Tennessee. My... Read More
Hi! Welcome to BetterHelp! I'm Jane. Congratulations on taking this step toward personal understanding and growth! It takes wisdom to identify that you could benefit from a professional's insight and assistance. It takes even more courage to actually reach out. Thank... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

Mari Flatt

M.A., LPC
5 years experience
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota. I am currently licensed in Colorado, North Carolina, and Tennessee. During my time in this profession, I have worked with many individuals struggling with a wide... Read More
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kristina Ellen

LPC, LCAS, CCTP
15 years experience
First and foremost, I am very happy that you have chosen Betterhelp and I look forward to being able to help you through this trying time in your life. I go by Nicole. Kristina is my first name and what is on my license so that is what is listed. I am a holistic counselor who focuses on all aspects of the body and mind and what is necessary to maintain a balance there.... Read More
First and foremost, I am very happy that you have chosen Betterhelp and I look forward to being able to help you through this trying time in your life. I go by Nicole. Kristina is my first name and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Natalie Stainback

LCSW, LCAS
10 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Natalie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. I have 9 years of experience working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse concerns. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, school settings, outpatient therapy, in-home therapy, and addictions to include individuals using medication... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Natalie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. I have 9 years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Ann-Marie Duncan

MA, LPC, LCAS
25 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addiction specialist in North Carolina with more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including medication assisted treatment centers, hospital psychiatric units, counseling centers, and private practices. I am currently a behavioral health specialist working with clients in a collaborative effort to provide counseling and assist in helping clients achieve relief from stresses associated with range of concerns such... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addiction specialist in North Carolina with more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including medication assisted treatment centers, hospital psychiatric units, counseling centers,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

AJ JEFFREY

LCSW
11 years experience
Welcome! Choosing a counselor is an extremely important decision. Trust and a good rapport is essential to success in the therapeutic relationship. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I've happily worked in the mental/ behavioral health field for over 10 years in a variety of settings to include private practice, outpatient mental health clinics, and non profit organizations. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working with individuals... Read More
Welcome! Choosing a counselor is an extremely important decision. Trust and a good rapport is essential to success in the therapeutic relationship. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I've happily worked in the mental/ behavioral health field... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Afton Jones

LCSW, LCAS
6 years experience
A healthy mind is something that I believe is essential to overall health and I strive to do my best to help others improve in this area. Meeting clients where they are and helping them work through their ambivalence is something that I feel is essential to the therapeutic relationship. I specialize in helping women navigate life's transitions, set boundaries, and improve their self-confidence. I have years of experience working with adult populations to help them gain... Read More
A healthy mind is something that I believe is essential to overall health and I strive to do my best to help others improve in this area. Meeting clients where they are and helping them work through their ambivalence is something... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Thea Vondracek

MA, LMFT, LPCS
13 years experience
Hello! I have been a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006. I have particular interest in facilitating personal change and promoting effective communication. I bring to my counseling practice many years of life experience. I respect personal beliefs in regards to faith, religion, and spirituality. I encourage self-sufficiency and personal strength. I promote purpose, intentionality, and kindness. Counseling can help you understand why you do what you do. It is a... Read More
Hello! I have been a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006. I have particular interest in facilitating personal change and promoting effective communication. I bring to my counseling practice many years of life experience. I respect personal beliefs... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Jeff Beers LMFT,LMFTA

LMFT,LMFTA (NC)
7 years experience
I'm an individual and relationship therapist with a focus on treatment for adults. Whether you seek therapy in a crisis or to relieve old pain, whether or not you know what must change, we’ll look carefully to see what can help. My work is well-suited for those experiencing anger, grief, trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression and conflict. Read More
I'm an individual and relationship therapist with a focus on treatment for adults. Whether you seek therapy in a crisis or to relieve old pain, whether or not you know what must change, we’ll look carefully to see what can help. My work is well-suited for those experiencing anger, grief, trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression and conflict. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina is located in Buncombe County and is the largest city in the western portion of the state. The population of this city is 91,916 with significant growth in the metropolitan area.

The economy in the area is supported by healthcare, entertainment and food service industries and employs nearly 45,000 people. However, available jobs seem to be decreasing in the area and leading to a reduction in the median household income rate, which is $43,848. This is much lower than the median income for the country, which sits at $59,039. While Asheville’s unemployment rate is relatively low at 2.9 percent, especially when compared to the rate of four percent for the entire country, there are still many people living below the poverty line and who have no access to mental health services to treat problems such as anxiety, addiction, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Mental Health Challenges in Asheville

The Citizen Times asserts that one of the greatest challenges to mental health wellness in Asheville is suicide among veterans, which has increased greatly over the last few years. The same report notes that 37 per 100,000 Asheville veterans ended their own lives in 2014 versus the national average of 17 per 100,000 individuals. Other mental health issues in the city may be triggered by other factors that include:

  • Disproportionate ethnic populations, with Caucasians dominating the area at 77 percent;
  • A poverty rate of 16.2 percent, which is three times the rate of the national average;
  • A misunderstanding or misdiagnosis of mental health disorders;
  • A lack of health insurance for treating anxiety, depression and other disorders;
  • Inequality in wage earnings for men vs. women in nearly every industry in the area;
  • Sexual trauma among female veterans.

There is hope for Asheville’s mentally ill, however. For example, the CooperRiis Healing Community, a comprehensive mental health recovery center that covers four acres, is available for patients over the age of 18. This facility is unique in that it offers an approach that blends holistic, medical and work-focused programs that are designed to treat an array of mental health issues. Patients work together to understand that healing does not happen without help and cooperation.

In 2016, the UNC School of Medicine announced budget increases designed to expand health care to rural areas of North Carolina, including Asheville. Improvements cited included repairing a shortage of physicians in the area; however, it is unknown if these improvements include mental health treatment or if they will reduce the challenges facing the city’s residents.

The Challenges of Obtaining a Therapist in Asheville

Asheville’s metropolitan residents typically have better access to mental health services than those that live in city’s rural areas. Public transport may not be available there, and people with disabilities, such as combat veterans, might it find it difficult to get to clinics or other facilities without help.

Another challenge in this area is that many of the area’s male population may not be willing to admit they have a mental illness. According to Psychology Today, 75 percent of suicide victims in America are men and that this is connected with factors such as job loss, sexuality issues, feelings of isolation and trauma connected with unresolved childhood trauma.

While it is unknown how many men in Asheville suffer from these issues specifically, suicide in men in North Carolina is 22.5 per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average of 21.9. These numbers seem to indicate that men with mental illnesses either do not seek help or are not aware they are suffering until the symptoms become severe enough for them to commit suicide.

Accessing Mental Health Care in Asheville

Asheville has a variety of treatment centers for men and women suffering from addiction issues that spring from mental illness. From Legacy Freedom Treatment Centers to Mountain Health Solutions, which specializes in drug addiction treatment, there are many options. It is important to remember, however, that not all facilities accept the same types of insurance and that some may sliding-scale payments for those with low income.

If you are unsure where to begin when it comes to finding a therapist, E-Counseling can help. This directory offers comprehensive information about local mental health care professionals in your area. You can browse by state, city and find out other information about how to get help, whether you are in crisis or simply want to begin your journey to mental wellness.