All Souls Counseling Center was founded in 2000 by community therapists who were concerned when a crisis in accessibility of services occurred following the closing of two mental health facilities that served Western North Carolina’s uninsured and underinsured.
These closings limited the population being served to those with severe, persistent, and chronic mental illnesses, or to those who qualified for Medicaid. The vast majority of the uninsured or underinsured — those with problems that can be successfully treated without intensive case management or inpatient hospitalization like depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. — were left with nowhere to turn.
In response, these therapists began providing counseling on a sliding scale fee basis for people with no insurance or who were underinsured at in-kind office space donated by The Cathedral of All Souls. All Souls Counseling Center became an independent 501c3 nonprofit in 2000.
Quickly outgrowing the donated space at the Cathedral, All Souls Counseling Center moved to an office at 23 Orange Street near downtown Asheville. As the center continued to grow it moved again, just down the street to 33 Orange Street. The demand for our services continued to increase and in 2009 ASCC purchased a large historic house at 35 Arlington Street, providing a permanent home where the majority of our counseling services are offered.
Today ASCC has grown to include 20+ professionally licensed therapists and a psychiatrist who provide high-quality compassionate mental health counseling for uninsured and underinsured residents of Western North Carolina. We continue to offer counseling on a sliding scale fee basis. We have expanded our services to place therapists within partner community organizations to make counseling as accessible as possible.
Unfortunately, there still remains a gap in care for the uninsured and underinsured residents of our region. ASCC’s dedicated therapists, psychiatrist, staff, and board are committed to ensuring that folks in our community who need mental health counseling can receive it and that cost is not a barrier.
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
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.
P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872 Phone: (828) 333-0103 | firstname.lastname@example.org 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.