Individual Counseling

Are you doing a great job “powering through” your life but at a cost to your health and/or your relationships? Do you feel like there is more to you than you feel able to express? Do you frequently feel angry, anxious or guilty and wonder why you don’t feel other emotions? You may be like many people working hard to maintain their responsibilities while simultaneously using substances, food, pornography, over-exercising or unhealthy interpersonal patterns to cope with feelings that they don’t know what to do with. Maybe the coping mechanisms you’ve tried haven’t worked, leaving you less hopeful and less trusting of yourself to manage your emotions. Everything appears to being ok but you have the nagging feeling that it’s not sustainable and you’re going to crash.

Our culture is not generally supportive of men openly expressing emotions or being vulnerable. In fact, I would guess that the word “vulnerable” has a negative connotation to the vast majority of men. Many men experience a lot perceived limitations emotionally, creatively, and in their relationships due in large part to the messages that they are subtly, or not so subtly, receiving. I help my clients find the most natural expression of themselves and the courage to take that self out of the office and into their lives.

I help people expand the range of their emotional experience and find a voice for the parts of themselves that are longing to be heard. I help people foster a positive relationship with their body and use their body as a resource. Our bodies give us signals that, when we learn to tune into them, give us information about our emotions, our intuition, our truth. I love helping people learn to regulate their emotions so they feel a sense of agency and healthy control over what they are expressing. You can expect to experience an increased sense of self-awareness, insight and perspective on yourself and your life.  I help people feel more ease, comfort, and groundedness in their lives in addition to experiencing more creative energy, vitality and hope.

Fees:

$100 per session (50 minute sessions)

Insurances accepted: Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Healthgram

All other insurance providers: I can provide a “superbill” for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement

About Andrew

My 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 nine 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 and 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 Professional Counselor (7998) in North Carolina

 

What Lies Behind Us and What Lies Before Us are Tiny Matters Compared to What Lies Within Us
— Ralph Waldo Emerson