News + Events

Our 2020-2021 Annual Report is here

ASCC has released its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020-2021!

The report includes:

  • An overview of our work during this time period with relevant statistics
  • An overview of our services
  • A brief history of our founding
  • Special Initiatives and Events

Please click here to read the report!

Support us through the 2021 State Employees Combined Campaign!

All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC) is honored to be selected as a designated charity in the 2021 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). Are you a state employee or retiree? You can support ASCC through the SECC by making a donation or setting up a payroll deduction. You can find us with code #1842. To learn more, please visit

Check out Pisgah Health Foundation’s interview with our team!

Pisgah Health Foundation interviewed our team members regarding our services and history. Thank you to the Foundation for supporting our mission and to Angela Owen for hosting the interview!

Registration is now open for the 2021 Mental Wellness Walk!

Please join us virtually on Saturday, October 2 at 10am. Due to concerns over rising COVID-19 cases, the event will be all-virtual this year. Along with our partners at NAMI Western Carolina, we seek to raise awareness about mental health issues in our community and end the stigma around talking about it. You have the option to form walking teams and fundraising teams if you’d like. 

To learn more and to register, visit

Check out our video interview with therapist Marilyn Kolton!

We interviewed our longtime therapist Marilyn Kolton and she discussed her experience working at All Souls Counseling Center, our mission, and what our services bring to the community.

Please come join us at these upcoming events!

  • August 27-28: ASCC will host a table at the LEAF Downtown Festival near Pack Square Park in Asheville, NC.

  • September 2-5: ASCC will host a table at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC.

  • September 25: ASCC will host a table at the Blue Ridge Pride Festival in Pack Square Park.

  • October 2: ASCC will host the 2021 Mental Wellness Walk in partnership with NAMI of Western Carolina. You can join us either in person or virtually this year, depending on your preference. More information can be found on the race website.

All Souls Counseling Center mourns the loss of Charlie Schoenheit

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and dear friend Charlie Schoenheit, who passed away in May. Charlie, our Clinical Program Director, worked for over 40 years providing and managing community mental health in Western North Carolina. He began as a therapist at All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC) in 2016 and served as our interim Executive Director for over a year. He dedicated his career to helping those that struggled with mental health and substance abuse, especially those with fewer resources to seek help. He will be deeply missed.

Public Zoom Event held on May 20th

We hosted a special public zoom event on May 20th: “The Mental Health Challenges of the Pandemic and the Mission of All Souls Counseling Center.”

Our longtime therapist Marilyn Kolton and Executive Director Leslie McCrory discussed the unique mental health challenges they’ve observed during the pandemic and offered some suggestions for what works in addressing these. We also discussed the mission, services, and future of ASCC, and left 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 2020 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 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!

Where would we be without All Souls Counseling Center?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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] 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.