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Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy

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Trauma Focused Therapy Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): Vanessa Crisp is formally trained in trauma focused therapy for children and adolescents. She was trained by the Child Treatment Program to treat children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties after traumatic events. Through her extensive training,  she is able to help those to recover and […]

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The Pause

The Pause Inviting Stillness During Chaos You are familiar with the rush of anger, anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions that trigger you. This uncomfortable stirring inside makes your face red or your stomach tighten. You have “talked” about this in therapy or with friends for years yet things don’t soften or change. Let me […]

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Discovering Your Inner Light

Discovering Your Inner Light Words From Asheville Christian Counselor Ever go through moments when you really do feel like you are connected with your true self? Maybe it’s been a while, maybe you don’t even have a clue what I am talking about. A part of you could be thinking, “Oh here we go with […]

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Honored to Sit with You

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Honored to Sit with You A Letter From Asheville Therapist Dear________ , (names of all humans entering counseling), Thank you….. thank you for coming today to sit with me while seeking guidance, support, healing, and counseling for yourself. That drive wasn’t so easy was it? The anxiety leading up to the appointment, the worry of not […]

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Counseling in the New Year

2015  An Invitation To Counseling Welcome 2015 and all of you who read this post today!   Oh the phrase, “Happy New Years!!” Yet for so many, the year doesn’t feel happy or hopeful. For others, the idea of starting fresh is inspiring and exciting. For the one who does not feel positive about the new […]

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The Inner Critic

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The Inner Critic Healing for Girls and Women Oh the voice that berates us everyday, you know that voice. The one that says something like this…. “You are not doing that right.” “You were not nice enough to her, you should go back and tell her sorry.” “If you would just try harder it would get […]

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Healing The Parts

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Healing The Parts In our inner being there is a light, it holds the spirit, compassion, curiosity, clarity, kindness, courage, love, and all things good and whole. It’s the image of God, and it guides us. As believers, we call this the Holy Spirit, others may call this the core, true self, inner light. When life brings […]

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Making a House a Home

Just Moved In Making a House a Home My husband and I just moved into our own home this summer!!! What an exciting and exhausting time. We went through many emotions as we settled into our Weaverville home. Moving can be a very stressful time for children and even teens. We become attached to our […]

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Back To School Tips

Back to School Top 5 Tips From Asheville Therapist to Get Your  Family Back in Routine: Let’s face it, trying to get back on the school schedule is challenging for you and your kids. Routinely, I am talking with families about how important it is to use a balanced structure at home. As a child counselor in […]

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Christian Podcasts for the Soul

Christian Podcasts for the Soul As a Christian counselor here in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC I find myself searching for resources that will fill my soul with God’s love and peace.  For many, trying to interpret and understand the scriptures can be a challenge, but friends take joy in the journey of growing closer to […]

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