FACE LIFE'S CHALLENGES HEAD ON
Align With Your Purpose
Psychotherapy for Adults and Adolescents in Asheville, NC
Hi, I’m Lisa Knudson.
I am aware of how uncomfortable it can feel to reach out to a therapist when things aren’t going well in your life. I know what it is like to suffer silently in an unhealthy relationship and to go through several major transitions without support. To experience shame and anxiety. To feel alone and burdened by thoughts and feelings that are overwhelming and confusing. To lose sight of what is good in your life while you focus too much on the pain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to go through this alone.
When we feel stuck in our lives, unsure of which way to turn, and unclear about next steps, it’s important to find someone who will listen without judgment, someone who will not have the need to “fix” you. In truth, you have simply adopted patterns that aren’t providing you with what you really want or need in your relationships and life. These patterns can be changed, and I can help. When we work together, we can begin to examine the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that are essential in creating new realities for your life.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER IN SILENCE. THERE IS HOPE.
Therapy is a process where you develop the internal resources to face life’s challenges with greater freedom and flexibility. As your therapist, it is my role to completely focus on getting to know you and to provide you with a relationship experience where you feel seen and heard. It is a powerful thing to be able to put words to your experiences. The very nature of talking helps you begin to make sense of your role in your relationships and regain some control over aspects of your life where you may be feeling powerless. I can show you the way.
THE FORMAL STUFF
-Over 27 years experience as a Licensed Psychotherapist
-Worked in several mental health settings to include Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Team, Child Protective services, Juvenile detention and Non-profit mental health agencies doing psychotherapy with children, adults and families.
-North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker License # C011370
-Masters in Social Work, Jane Addams College of Social Work University of Illinois at Chicago, 1991
-Bachelors in Family Social Services, Northern Illinois University, 1987
-Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas License #23083
-Post Graduate training and Continuing education hours in Attachment theory, Addiction, Crisis Intervention, Protective Parenting and Anger Management classes with Child Protective services in Texas
-Intensive 6 month Coach Training through Mentor Coach (2002)
– I continue to do my own work through personal psychotherapy, peer consultation groups and trainings.
Ready to Face Life’s Challenges Head On?
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Individual Counseling for Adults and Teens in Asheville, North Carolina