I help people love their bodies and themselves. I specialize in helping people recover from eating disorders, sexual trauma, and anxiety disorders. The obsessiveness and lack of control of an eating disorder, the emotional roller-coaster of sexual trauma, and the frantic feeling associated with anxiety don't have to be a part of your life forever. I've had the opportunity to work with people struggling with these issues since 1998 and have seen clients work through them and live healthy, happy lives full of meaning. I'm firm but compassionate and I am committed to my clients' healing.
I love working with people with eating disorders because they tend to be intelligent, sensitive, driven people who accomplish so much once their anxious energy is channeled in a healthy way. Survivors of sexual trauma are some of the most courageous people I've ever met, though they often have a hard time believing that.
After working at an inpatient eating disorder treatment center I coordinated the Eating Disorder Treatment Team within the University of Georgia's Health Center. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I also spent 2 years working exclusively with survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones.
Call or Email Allison Salmon Puryear for a free phone consultation now - (828) 537-4354


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: University of Georgia
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: C008799 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

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

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Internat'l Asso of Eating Disorder Professionals/CEDS
  • Certificate Date: 2014


  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety


  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Interpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015
Allison Salmon Puryear, LCSW, CEDS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Asheville

Allison Salmon Puryear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS