Kathryn Shanks


Kathryn Shanks

Kathryn Shanks


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Creative Arts Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - 13260
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: $135 per session
Free Initial Consultation


21 Battery Park Ave
Suite 202C
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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My Approach to Helping

I work with people who feel overwhelmed--by work, big transitions, relationships, family, life. My approach is gentle, non-judgmental, and deep. I enjoy helping clients become more fully aware of themselves and of the patterns that hold them back in life and working with them to feel more grounded and connected with themselves and with others. Many of my clients are people who are in helping professions or caretaking roles. Many are women or LGBTQI and are longing to feel more at home in their own skin and more confident in their own strength, beauty, and wisdom.

I want to support you in being the wonderful human you are in a way that is sustainable and nourishing, and that brings you joy! My work is rooted in the Hakomi Method (a somatic therapy), Expressive arts, and ecotherapy. In therapy, we'll use these as tools to help you feel more embodied and to empower you to feel greater clarity and freedom in life.

More Info About My Practice

Many of us judge ourselves when things feel hard and we're overwhelmed, but the fact that you are here looking for support is both courageous and wise! Life can be challenging, but we don't have to go it alone. Let's work together to help you to feel calmer, grounded, and at home in your own body and your life. I'm looking forward to talking with you.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I like to say that therapy can help us to become more human! Therapy provides a space where we can become more aware of old patterns of thought and behavior that may not be serving us anymore so that we can have more choice and freedom about how we interact with others, the world, and ourselves. Good therapy can help us feel more embodied and connected with our inner strength, wisdom, and creativity.

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Many of the people I serve are women or LGBTQI. I work with a lot of healthcare professionals and others in caretaking roles. Most of my clients come to me because they are feeling overwhelmed in one way or another.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
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