News and Events from All Souls Counseling Center
Join us for our 3rd Annual Mental Wellness Walk on Saturday, June 15th, 2019
The Walk is presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina and All Souls Counseling Center. Join us in walking a 5K and enjoy music, refreshments, and resource displays. The Walk seeks to raise awareness of mental wellness and to promote community resources available for people with mental health issues.
Why walk for mental wellness?
When and where:
- Saturday, June 15, 2019
- Meet at Carrier Park Pavilion, 220 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806
- Registration & Check-in begin at 9:00 am
- Walk & Program begin at 10:00 am
Register is now open! Register here: mentalwellnesswalk.org
All funds raised will support the work of NAMI WC and All Souls Counseling Center to provide mental health counseling, support, education, and advocacy.
ASCC Appoints New Executive Director
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Leslie McCrory, LPCS, LCAS, CCS, as the organization’s new Executive Director.
Leslie says, “There continues to be a mental health need in our region. I’m excited to work with All Souls Counseling Center, an organization helping to ease the crisis by filling the gap in care that exists for people who are uninsured. ASCC is one of the few places serving this population with individual, couples and family therapy.”
Leslie has worked for 30 years in Asheville in the field of mental health and substance use services in direct care as a therapist, in supervision, education, teaching, training, and management. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from University of Alabama in Birmingham. She continued her studies in Marriage and Family Therapy post-Masters and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and a Certified Clinical Supervisor.
Before joining ASCC Leslie worked as a consultant for Vaya Health facilitating the collaboratives in WNC supporting respectful, non-judgmental care for women who are pregnant and using substances. She began her relationship with ASCC as one of the organization’s early board members. Shortly after, she became an ASCC therapist and has remained an enthusiastic supporter of the Counseling Center over the years.
ASCC Board Chair Patrick Hardy says: “We are extremely pleased to have Ms. McCrory as our new Executive Director. She brings a unique blend of experience as a clinician and an administrator who embraces the values and goals of our organization.”
2nd Annual Mental Wellness Walk
About 90 people gathered in Carrier Park for the 2018 Mental Wellness Walk on Saturday, July 21, 2018. We had 12 Teams participate and 133 pre-registered walkers! The Walk is presented in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina.
Despite a rainy weather forecast, the sunshine broke through the clouds and it ended up being a beautiful day. Walkers enjoyed music by local band Billingsley and resource displays from community organizations. The Walk was originally scheduled for May 19, but was cancelled and rescheduled due to severe flooding in the park.
Check out the media coverage of the Walk:
Thank you to our 2018 Walk Sponsors:
Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness * NC Brookhaven Behavioral Health * Tender Loving Care Homes * Joyce Boyett Agency, LLC * Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine * AvL Technologies * Friends of All Souls Counseling Center
Stay tuned for 2019 Walk dates to be announced!
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.