All Souls Counseling Center's mission is to serve as a leading nonprofit provider and community partner for quality mental health counseling, outreach, and education with a focus on those who are underinsured and uninsured in Western North Carolina.


All Souls Counseling Center was founded in 2000 by community therapists who were concerned when a crisis in accessibility of services occurred following the closing of a mental health facility that served Western North Carolina’s uninsured and underinsured.

This closing limited the population being served to those with severe, persistent, and chronic mental illnesses, or to those who qualified for Medicaid. The vast majority of the uninsured or underinsured — those with problems that can be successfully treated without intensive case management or inpatient hospitalization like depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. — were left with nowhere to turn.

In response, these therapists began providing counseling on a sliding scale fee basis for people with no insurance or who were underinsured at in-kind office space donated by The Cathedral of All Souls. All Souls Counseling Center became an independent 501c3 nonprofit in 2000.

Quickly outgrowing the donated space at the Cathedral, All Souls Counseling Center moved to an office at 23 Orange Street near downtown Asheville. As the center continued to grow it moved again, just down the street to 33 Orange Street. The demand for our services continued to increase and in 2009 ASCC purchased a large historic house at 35 Arlington Street, providing a permanent home where the majority of our counseling services are offered.

Today ASCC has grown to include 18+ professionally licensed therapists who provide high-quality compassionate mental health counseling for uninsured and underinsured adults of Western North Carolina. We continue to offer counseling on a sliding scale fee basis. We have expanded our services to place therapists within partner community organizations to make counseling as accessible as possible.

Unfortunately, there still remains a gap in care for the uninsured and underinsured adults of our region. ASCC’s dedicated therapists, staff, and Board are committed to ensuring that individuals in our community who need mental health counseling can receive it and that cost is not a barrier.

Client Testimonials

I'm so glad I found ASCC. I had been in therapy/counseling before, but it had become too expensive. It was important that I had a therapist and I have felt an improvement in my mental health.

I am so glad to have found All Souls. I would not have been able to receive therapy otherwise!

[My counselor] has been a vital part of working my way out of a very difficult time in my life. She listened attentively, asked difficult questions that needed to be asked and with a sincere sense of compassion.

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

I am so thankful for ASCC. [My counselor] has been amazing to work's been so helpful to be able to utilize this service and the much needed support I've been searching for. 

I feel very safe talking with [my therapist]. She always listens to everything I need to say and responds with great empathy and understanding. She has helped me open up more and revisit things that I thought I had dealt with but in fact are still challenging my mental health more than I thought they were. We have been working very hard to get to the root of my problems instead of just fixing whats more visible on the surface.

[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.

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.

My sessions with [my therapist] have really changed a lot for me. Eliza is always knowledgeable, nonjudgemental, unbiased, and thoroughly insightful. I have never been happier with a therapist.

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 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.

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.

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.