Andrew Bednarzik Sports Counselor PsychologyMy path to becoming a counselor has been a winding one. I started college in an engineering program with aspirations of working in computer programming. I quickly realized that though I had always liked math and science, I was in the wrong place. I transferred into the liberal arts school where I studied neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology and have been exploring ever since. After living in New York, Boston, and San Francisco, I found Asheville. I’ve been here for 12 years now and consider Asheville home. I’ve spent the past seven years helping adults and young adults with significant, persistent and wide ranging mental health challenges. I work with clients and their families to help educate and guide them into restoring a sense of balance and connection in their lives. Connection with oneself, one’s community (family and friends) and one’s purpose are vital parts of a healthy life.


Education & Training

Master’s of Community Counseling (MS) from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from Columbia University, New York

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – Level 1: Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory. Level II: Training in Level II: Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair

Clinical Application of Neurofeedback  – 36 hour training through the Institute for Applied Neuroscience

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (7998) in North Carolina

“It’s impossible,” said pride.
“It’s risky,” said experience.
“It’s pointless,”said reason.
“Give it a try,” said the heart.

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