News and Events from All Souls Counseling Center

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Mental Wellness Walk

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Carrier Park in West Asheville

Presented in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina, the Walk aims to break the stigma around mental health, raise awareness of the importance of mental wellness, and to promote community resources that exist for people with mental health issues. All funds raised will support the work of ASCC and NAMI WC, nonprofits that provide the community with mental health counseling, support, education, and advocacy.

Register here: www.mentalwellnesswalk.org

Register individually ($10 per person) or as a team ($5 per captain and $5 additional team members. Teams must raise a minimum of $30) Register by May 1st to be guaranteed a free T-Shirt!

Where: Carrier Park Pavilion, 220 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806

When: Saturday, May 19th (rain or shine)
9:00AM – Check in and Registration
10:00AM – Walk and Program begin

Thank you to our 2018 Walk Sponsors:
Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness * Tender Loving Care Homes * Joyce Boyett Agency, LLC * NC Brookhaven Behavioral Health * Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine.

Ways you can help…

  • Volunteer: We need volunteers for day-of festivities. If you are interested in volunteering, please register online as a volunteer.
  • Sponsor: Are you a local business or organization that would like to sponsor the walk? We offer several benefits for sponsors. Contact Lisa Sousa at lisa@allsoulscounseling.org
  • Spread the word: Join and share the Mental Wellness Walk Facebook Event.

All Souls Counseling Center publishes its Annual Report for fiscal year 2017

Fiscal Year 2017 (7/1/16–6/30/17) was ASCC’s 17th year of providing high-quality mental health counseling to uninsured and underinsured residents of Western North Carolina.

By the numbers for 7/1/16–6/30/17


816
people provided with mental health counseling

5,343 counseling sessions provided

109 people provided with psychiatric care

407 psychiatric sessions provided

$312,265 in-kind services donated by ASCC therapists and psychiatrist

1,135 phone calls received for services

90% of new clients were uninsured

Majority of clients report making less than $20,000/year

By the numbers for 7/1/16–6/30/17


816
people provided with mental health counseling

5,343 counseling sessions provided

109 people provided with psychiatric care

407 psychiatric sessions provided

$312,265 in-kind services donated by ASCC therapists and psychiatrist

1,135 phone calls received for services

90% of new clients were uninsured

Majority of clients report making less than $20,000/year

Client Testimonials

I appreciate [my counselor]. He listens with no judgment but only caring for my well-being.

[My counselor] is very likely saving my life. My gratitude has no measure. Thank you.

[My counselor’s] calm accepting demeanor helped me feel comfortable and safe in discussing anything. Her suggestions were pivotal and realistic in helping me deal more successfully with my anxiety.

[My counselor] brought so much light to our marital issues. He helped us work through years of built up negativity. With his guidance, we were able to find our love and compassion for each other again.

My experience here at All Souls has been so life changing. The amount of compassion and dedication I feel here is so comforting. I wasn’t sure I would ever get my mind and life back but I did and I’m so grateful for this place, I love it!

I’ve noticed the changes in my personal life have gotten better and with the help of counseling I’m more happier and able to see growth.

ASCC has helped my partner and I have a better quality of life that we otherwise would not have been able to afford. Thank you.

Where would we be without All Souls Counseling Center?

[My counselor] has been a life-saver in so many ways. His practical suggestions are tremendous. His caring and empathy are palpable and so valuable to me at this time. I am so grateful to him and to ASCC for making this affordable.

This place has been a literal life-saver. I have never felt more respected or understood by a counselor. Now that I’ve come here I can’t imagine what I’d do without this place.

I have come for both individual as well as couples therapy and I love the level of care I receive here. So thankful to have found you guys.

[My counselor] has been a lifesaver and a life vest in a stormy sea.

My counselor has and continues to help me tremendously and I have interacted with her better than any other counselor I have seen in the past.

Exactly what I needed, in exactly the way I needed it. Eternally grateful.