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Licensed Professional Counselor in Asheville, NCWorking with Boys, Teens, Men, Women, and Families.

I specialize in working with Boys, Teens, Men, Women, and Families. In my work, I help you find and overcome the problems in your life that are inhibiting you from the freedom you are desiring. Oftentimes, these problems are the result of trauma from childhood that is still unresolved. Difficulties that we experience early in life often stay with us into adulthood, creating a myriad of problems including anxiety, PTSD, addiction (sexual, drug/alcohol, work), depression, lack of self-confidence, relationship issues, negative coping habits, physical or auto-immune disorders, & more.

In my practice, I utilize a number of trauma-informed approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help you resolve these early childhood traumas. I offer in-person counseling in my office and online counseling as well. My approach is comprehensive and treats the whole person – emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally.

You can heal, you can grow, and you can move forward. My life is a testament to that. I have found success, joy, and freedom through healing and it would be an honor to assist you in finding yours. Send me a message for a free 20-minute consultation.

Therapist in Asheville, NCWe help People Recover From:


Anxiety & Stress



Christian Counseling

Coaching & Online

Counselor and Therapist in Asheville, NC

I understand that life’s challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, and seeking support is a brave step towards healing and personal growth. As a dedicated and compassionate NC Licensed Professional Counselor based in the heart of Asheville, I am here to guide you on your journey to emotional well-being and empowerment. My approach is rooted in providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

As a seasoned Asheville-based NC Licensed Professional Counselor, I bring a wealth of experience to my counseling practice. My approach is grounded in the belief that each individual’s story is unique, requiring personalized attention and care. Through evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I work collaboratively with you to address a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, and more. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and the development of effective coping strategies. No matter where you are in your mental health journey, I am here to support you in building a more fulfilling, free, and balanced life.

Serving the Following Asheville, NC Communities:

  • Jupiter
  • Barnardsville
  • Weaverville
  • Leicester
  • Woodfin
  • Black Mountain
  • Ridgecrest
  • Montreat
  • Fairview
  • Biltmore Forest
  • Arden
  • Fletcher
  • Hlls River
  • Hendersonville
  • Mills River
  • Enka Village
  • Candler
  • Beaverdam
  • Canton
  • Etowah

Taylor Houchens, M.S., LPC

191 East Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC  28804