Kim Skelton, MA, LPCS, LCAS, Counselor in Asheville
*Currently, I am not accepting new clients.* My style with clients is warm, heart-centered, collaborative and recovery-focused. My approach is rooted in existential psychotherapy, DBT (mindfulness, connection, acceptance, responsibility), EMDR (adaptive resolution of trauma), positive psychology and ecopsychology ("connection with" vs. "power over") all aimed at cultivating connection, mindful awareness and compassion. Healing isn't merely suppressing symptoms, recovering from addiction and trauma or understanding dysfunctional, neurotic patterns. Depth psychologist Bill Plotkin suggests healing is about becoming fully human - learning to embody our souls to become conscious contributors to the unfolding story of the more-than-human world.
Because I have a heart for working with trauma and addiction, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP). I have training in expressive arts therapy and intermittently offer various groups. I work well with survivors of a loved one's suicide.
Willow Wellness & Recovery Suboxone Program: Ilona Csapo, MD, Eric Davis, LPCA and I collaborate to offer a comprehensive, private Suboxone treatment program. It consists of medication management, group and/or individual therapy and coordination of care. For more information, visit or call Eric Davis at 828-772-1803.
Call or Email Kim Skelton for a free phone consultation now - (828) 634-4049


  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • School: University of Alabama
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 9497 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $110
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LCAS1862 NCSAPPB


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Grief


  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Opioid Dependence, Suboxone Groups
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017
Kim Skelton, MA, LPCS, LCAS, Counselor in Asheville

Kim Skelton

Counselor, MA, LPCS, LCAS