ABOUT ASHEVILLE COUNSELING CENTER
Located in the picturesque mountain community of Asheville, N.C., Asheville Counseling Center provides outpatient-based counseling services for adults, adolescents, and children struggling with chemical dependency, mental health concerns, and co-occurring disorders. The facility also specializes in treating individuals with sexual orientation-related concerns, making the facility among the 21.4 percent of N.C. facilities to provide specialized programming for the LGBT community.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon intake, clients may undergo an initial substance abuse assessment and/or psychological screening to identify the factors that are contributing to behavioral and mental health concerns. To help clients overcome their difficulties, Asheville Counseling Center facilitates individual, group, couples, and family counseling sessions.
Asheville Counseling Center utilizes a number of modalities. In particular, the facility engages clients in motivational interviewing (MI) to help them set obtainable goals, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to identify the links between irrational thinking patterns and maladaptive behavior. Through counseling sessions, clients learn how to manage stress, improve impulse control, and implement coping strategies.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is another form of treatment used. It employs simple finger tapping on certain points on the body, typically near the face and chest, to reduce distress.
Along with services focused on chemical dependency, the facility specializes in treating anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, and co-occurring difficulties. In addition, family and couple counseling sessions focus on codependency, relationship issues, parenting, domestic abuse, and family conflict.
Treatment services at Asheville Counseling Center are overseen by a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with more than 30 years of experience in substance abuse and mental health counseling.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Th one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing submitted mainly positive feedback about Asheville Counseling Center. This former client awarding five stars to a range of survey metrics, including administrative/discharge policies, likelihood to recommend, staff experience and training, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and worth the cost.
However, the alum gave one out of five stars for counseling options and the amount of family participation in treatment.. Nonetheless, the reviewer cited “excellent counselors” as a strength of the program and added: “It helped me.”
On its Facebook page, which the organization can manage, Asheville Counseling Center received one review to date.  This individual awarded the facility perfect five stars and did not post any commentary.
According to the facility’s website, Asheville Counseling Center accepts a range of private insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, TriCare, United Healthcare, and ValueOptions. The facility also accepts Medicaid/NC Health Choice and offers a sliding fee scale to eligible clientele.