Judy Figura LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Asheville, North Carolina, 28801

Judy Figura


Judy Figura


Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker
Secondary Credential: LCSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • ValueOptions
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Evening Availability


29 Ravenscroft Dr
Suite 204
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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My Approach to Helping

It's often a difficult decision to begin therapy, yet this can also mark an exciting turning point during a rough time of life. Researching a therapist who matches your needs is important, and I welcome you here as you read about my therapy style.

My approach to therapy begins with seeing the challenges of life as opportunities for growth, since our struggles can often motivate us to draw ever more deeply upon our internal strengths. As therapy begins, my first goal is to understand fully my clients' values and life experiences, as well as their struggles and problems. In a respectful environment of no judgement and no blame, problems can be safely explored. Fresh new insights and improved coping skills for managing the complexities of life naturally result from this process.

I practice a collaborative style of therapy, valuing my clients' input through the entire process. Often this work involves looking closely at patterns of thinking and emotional reactions, with an eye toward increasing conscious awareness of patterns that may keep a person stuck in joyless cycles. My approach is holistic, giving careful attention to the biological, mental and emotional, social and spiritual needs inherent within each of us.

I specialize in working with people facing depression and anxiety, grief and losses, other challenging life transitions, and relationship issues. In addition, I work with those who are doing the hard and important work of healing from trauma.

Many of the people I see in therapy are dealing with specific and current troubling events. Others come ready to tackle broad, long-term challenges. In my experience, both types of situations are excellent reasons to enter therapy and to seek support in handling life's difficulties with strength and grace.

More Info About My Practice

I am a participating provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Aetna, Magellan and TricareI will also take other insurances out of network. For clients who are not covered by an insurance plan for their mental health needs, I offer a sliding scale fee.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love about being a therapist is being a witness to the remarkable resilience in my clients. I am honored to be a part of my clients' healing journeys, as they grow in wisdom and strength, increasingly able to handle life with open-hearted grace.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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