News + Events

Please join us for a special online zoom event on May 20th at 12pm: “The Mental Health Challenges of the Pandemic and the Mission of All Souls Counseling Center.”

Click here to register for the event through Eventbrite (you’ll get the zoom link after you register).

Our longtime therapist Marilyn Kolton and Executive Director Leslie McCrory will be discussing the unique mental health challenges they’ve observed during the pandemic and offer some suggestions for what works in addressing these. We’ll also discuss the mission, services, and future of ASCC, and leave time for the public to participate and ask questions.

Brendan Hughes joins the team as Development Director

Brendan Hughes joined the team as All Souls Counseling Center’s new Development Director in January 2021. Brendan brings over 10 years of experience in nonprofit development and management to the role, including time in the Peace Corps. He’s excited to support the mission of ASCC and to work with its community. Please feel free to reach out at with ideas or to say hi!

All Souls Counseling Center publishes its Annual Report for fiscal year 2020

Fiscal Year 2020 (7/1/19–6/30/20) was ASCC’s 20th year of providing high-quality mental health counseling to uninsured and underinsured residents of Western North Carolina. Click here to read the full report.

4th Annual Mental Wellness Walk held virtually on October 24, 2020

The Walk was presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina and All Souls Counseling Center. The walk normally includes a 5K, music, refreshments, and resource displays. However, this past year, due to the pandemic, the event was held virtually and community members participated in their own time.  Despite being virtual, the event was a huge success. 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?

Mental health was ranked one of the leading health issues facing Buncombe County according to the most recent Community Health Assessment with half of respondents reporting that mental health care was difficult to access.

Registration was held at:

All funds raised supported the work of NAMI WC and All Souls Counseling Center to provide mental health counseling, support, education, and advocacy.

Stay tuned for news about how you can participate in the 2021 Mental Wellness Walk, to be held in October!

We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to the sponsors of the Mental Wellness Walk!

Some of our 2020 Sponsors:

  • AVL Technologies
  • Sunrise Community for Wellness and Recovery
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
  • MB Haynes Corporation
  • PNC Bank

Sponsors in Previous Years:

  • Sunrise Community for Recovery & Wellness
  • Nature’s Vitamins and Herbs
  • Thomas Maynard
  • Vaya Health
  • Pamela Lowe-Hoyte, MD
  • Whole Foods – Tunnel Road
  • Ingles
  • Walmart – Airport Road Location
  • Trader Joe’s

Client Testimonials

[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.

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Where would we be without All Souls Counseling Center?