David Kadans

Lisc Marriage and Family Therapist

David Kadans

Lisc Marriage and Family Therapist

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy
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1015 2nd Street North East Suite 210
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
218 E. Chestnut St. Asheville NC 28801
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

My Approach to Helping

While we are working on your "self care" we unlock your potential by discovering what is affecting your ability to be healthier. As we do this I help you develop tools for your mind to be more supportive, so that you can be strong and healthy for the rest of your life. My goal is to help you get healthy and stay healthy so you can have fun and be connected to yourself, partner, family, friends, coworkers, and the community.

David graduated in 2007 from Appalachian State University with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. He received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 1997. He's a member of the North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NCAMFT), as well as the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

While in graduate school, David was the student representative for the NCAMFT board of directors. He was selected as the graduate assistant to the head of ASU's marriage and family therapy department, and remained in that role for the two-year duration of his master's program.

He has worked in the mental health field since 1997, serving a diverse population of clients from many age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds. He was the director of a homeless children's outreach program in Denver, Colorado, and has supervised residential treatment centers for high-risk teens, in addition to offering family advocacy and mental health assistance for several year before completing graduate school.

David has provided family, individual, and couples counseling since 2007. An advocate, parent, friend, coach, support person, and therapist, he is trained in the Love and Logic parenting program. He's been an instructor for this well-regarded program since 2003. He relies on this method, to much success, with his own family.

David's years of experience and training make for a highly competent therapist who is equipped to treat marriages in distress, even those on the verge of divorce or separation. He also helps his clients with issues such as domestic violence, navigating blended families, reducing the impact of divorce and separation, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression, troubled teens, inappropriate sexual behavior, compulsive behavior, educational and employment challenges, and oppositional defiance.

He's skilled at helping both children and adults use play and expressive art therapy, as well as accessing community resources, aiding disabled children and their parents, treating the effects of reactive attachment disorder on parents, helping parents navigate the therapeutic process, working with the foster care system, managing challenging children, navigating the school system, and working with legal and DSS systems for both children and adults.

David has experience with substance abuse counseling, and previously worked for the Boone, North Carolina-based North Carolina Methamphetamine Initiative as a graduate intern. When he graduated, he was offered a position with the Institute. David is one of only two providers in western North Carolina to be selected by Physician Health Program to offer mental health assistance to medical professionals who are struggling to manage their own lives. His diverse array of experience equips him to help families tackle the many challenges today's world brings.

David Kadans has successfully helped children and adults overcome serious and seemingly intractable mental health conditions. His ability to aid marriages, families and individuals who feel hopeless is premised on his client's ability to follow through with treatment. He's successfully practiced in Boone and Hickory since 2009, and has successfully supported clients throughout the western Carolina community.

More Info About My Practice

I have a flexible schedule and can meet most client's scheduling needs. I help clients file for out of network mental health benefits and take cash or check. I charge 100 dollars an hour and am open to discussion about sliding scale fee.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am a proven systemic therapist that is able to work in most populations, helping families with complex and diverse issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Animal and Equine Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Time Line Therapy

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