Meet Our Festival Exhibitors and Vendors!

Note: We recently switched to a new signup form.  Exhibitors who signed up with our early deposit form may not show up here yet.

The following categories are full

  • Food Vendors – Frozen Deserts
  • Food Vendors – Beverages
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Pride-Focused Merchandise

The following are near or at capacity. . Email us to inquire. Food vendors should contact Chris Tinkler (CTinkler@BlueRidgePride.org).

  • Food Vendors – Main Dishes
  • Food Vendors – Snacks
  • Clothing (8 now)
  • Animals, Pets (5 now)
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A Therapist Like Me

A Therapist Like Me is a local nonprofit created in 2019 to serve the minority and nuero-diverse communities of WNC. Through our programming and outreach we hope to bring awareness to the intersection of mental health and minority-identity: race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, language, mental health, neurotype, disability, and other intersections of identity. We connect clients with therapists that share similar intersections through our directory - www.atherapistlikemedirectory.org. By providing financial gifts to our community through our Psychotherapy Voucher Program, we are able to increase access to psychotherapy while reducing the wage gap for minority therapists.
Website Addressatherapistlikeme.org
Facebook Page URLfacebook.com
Public Phone(828) 458-5549
Address34 N. Ann Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
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Other Festival Goals / Activities
  • Educate Public About Our Organization and What it Offers
  • Educate & Activate People - Personal Well-being
  • Raise Money Through Donations
  • Express Our Support of the LGBTQ Community
  • Educate Ourselves About the LGBTQ Community & Its Needs
Festival CategoryActivism / Advocacy / Politics
Equality-Minded
  • Yes! List us as a supporter of communities that embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion
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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.