Feeling sad and angry is perfectly normal as a relationship ends. You don't have to be alone with your feelings.


I’m Lisa Knudson, a Psychotherapist in Asheville, NC. My therapeutic style is relational and based on Attachment theory.

I integrate a variety of styles into my work to include Mindfulness, Cognitive-behavioral and Psychodynamic techniques-exploring with my clients where family of origin and current relationships intertwine.

My specialty is working with women and men who struggle with relationship problems that feel addictive in nature.

Whether you are in a relationship with an Alcoholic/Addict or struggle with setting boundaries with a family member, peer or friend, I will help you to break free from a self destructive cycle of losing your identity at the expense of others.

I know what it is like to suffer silently in a toxic relationship for many years. To experience shame and anxiety on a daily basis.

To feel alone and burdened by thoughts and feelings that are overwhelming and confusing. To lose sight of everything that is good in the world and focus only on the pain.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

You have the power to heal.

With the professional guidance of a trained Psychotherapist, you can feel less alone. We will gently look at the origins of your relationships. Where the patterns began. How they have been repeated in your relationships and what kept you involved.

Then, we will begin the process of building up your core strengths. Gifts that you never thought you had or buried so deep because you lost yourself along the way.

You will learn how to get your power back. To set clear and consistent boundaries with loved ones when in the past you may have felt you didn’t have a voice.

Feeling empowered and confident is a human right. I can show you the way.

I invite you to contact me or schedule your free 15 min phone consultation so we can get started working together today!

College Bound, Oh My!

an article by Lisa Knudson in WNC Woman Magazine


25 years experience as a Licensed Psychotherapist

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

Post Graduate training and Continuing education hours in Attachment theory, Crisis Intervention, Protective Parenting and Anger Management classes with Child Protective services in Texas

Intensive 6 month Coach Training through Mentor Coach (2002)


I offer free 15 minute phone consultations to all new clients. Get started and call the number below today. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Evening & Weekend Appointments Available

In-Person Counseling in Asheville, North Carolina and Online Counseling in Texas

Lisa Knudson Psychotherapy | 68 Grove Street, Suite A-3, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

lisaknudson65@gmail.com | 512.507.4005