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Top 10 counselors in Asheville, NC

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Ask Annalisa!

Ask Annalisa!

Top Pro
Offers online services
17 hires on Thervo
17+ years in business
Serves Asheville, NC
Dylan B. says, "Annalisa has helped through some incredibly hard times. From a messy break up to life changing decisions, to just some daily, life obstacles that we all come across. It’s been an absolute blessing to have her as my coach for the last year! " Read more
Awakening The Spirit Healing Arts & Bodywork Therapy

Awakening The Spirit Healing Arts & Bodywork Therapy

New on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves Asheville, NC
What separates my work from so many others is a deeply innate determination to be fully present with my clients at all levels. We so often feel alienated in this increasingly artificialized culture, and my intent is to show up in a way that provides a profound healing experience. Are you experiencing pain, stress, tension, anxiety, fear, or simply want something more meaningful out of a healing session? If you wish to work with someone who meets you with a humble and dedicated attitude at the level where you are at, and someone who is genuinely on a personal healing path, then I encourage you to give me a call. I have been offering Bodywork t...
Olivia Posner Counseling

Olivia Posner Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Asheville, NC
As a therapist I assist clients in connecting with their own inner resources and wisdom. This helps create more choice about which relationships and experiences they want to foster. I have been a practicing therapist for 5 years and love helping others create conditions for healing and resilience. I use a variety of approaches and tailor counseling to suit each client’s needs and goals. If you can use a helping hand, or are looking for a coach for future goals, give me a call and we will determine together if we might be a good fit....
Cura Natural Medicine & Wellness Coaching

Cura Natural Medicine & Wellness Coaching

New on Thervo
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Asheville, NC
I first started working with clients as a massage therapist in 1997, and went on to earn my doctorate in naturopathic medicine in 2011. I love to help others find unique and effective ways to increase their feelings of well-being and improve physical health, brain health, sleep, energy, mood, digestion, motivation and more. Patients and clients will receive customized, personalized treatment plans that are most appropriate for them and their specific circumstances. Offerings will be varied and best matched to your lifestyle. I love helping people to make profound changes in their life and health habits that lead them to feeling empowered, ene...
Salamander Vitality Massage & Bodywork

Salamander Vitality Massage & Bodywork

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Asheville, NC
The mind, body, soul connection is a sacred ancient way. As a human you can only reach for your full potential when you are fully in your power. This is the hero’s journey. The way of the warrior. It is my honor, and life’s mission to assist you to live in that primordial power. My name is Brett McKinnon I was born & raised in Southern California In Fall of 2023 I moved to The Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina BOOK YOUR IN-HOME MOBILE MASSAGE NOW Don’t waste your massage after glow driving home. Enjoy a transcendental rejuvenating experience in the comfort of your home. Each session opens & closes with an i
Ramey’s Bookkeeping And Tax Services LLC

Ramey’s Bookkeeping And Tax Services LLC

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Asheville, NC
Our services are custome taylored to each of our clients and their company. Whether they need a little help or complete accounting, we have the products that will keep them compliant with all state and federal laws and regulations. We offer virtual assistance or on site services. With our variety of business specialties, we make it so our clients are able to focus on their business and not the back end processing. We are assisting clients by having over 22 years experience in the industry. As the managing member I strive to research and study all of the new and upcoming rules and regulations the government emplements for businesses and indivi...

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Asheville counselors

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Andrea B.
She is an excellent life coach! Continues to help me through life’s challenges on the daily!
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