Renee Anderson (She/They)

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Accepting Clients

I'm a compassionate collaborator with the intention to help you feel your most connected, engaged, and curious self.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Asheville, NC
Supervised by Jennifer Garrett, MA, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

Something is pulling you to know: "How can I be okay’? How can I feel safe? How can I find joy and meaning? How can I feel less urge to avoid and distract? Feel truly here? Alive?" I really understand this seeking, and feel passionate about offering tools that help you discover your own answers. I'm interested in working with those of you who wish to deepen connection to yourself and your world, and decrease unhelpful patterns that keep you in cycles of shame, self-doubt, and exhaustion.

My Background and Approach

Maybe it feels like there’s a thick pane of glass between you and the world. You want to feel anything different than what you’re feeling right now. You use substances and distractions. You’re lost in uncertainty and there’s nothing to stand on. You can’t stop patterns that keep you in cycles of shame and exhaustion. The truth is, our minds are hard-wired to give us a hard time. They are always scanning for problems to solve, especially if we've experienced trauma. I utilize mindfulness/meditation, IFS, attachment theory, and nervous system regulation skills to help you break through habits of disconnection and out into the wild potential of this life. I want to be your co-conspirator in your journey to stay right here. I want you to feel fully inside yourself no matter what's happening--to experience less self-abandonment. Some struggles that I feel most competent in helping with include: self-critisism, stress-intolerance, sex and relationship issues, communication, and anxiety.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

There is a Buddhist parable that says, "In life, we cannot always control the first arrow. However, the second arrow is our reaction to the first. And with this second arrow comes the possibility of choice." My intention isn't to disappear your struggles. It's to help you practice being with the inevitability of struggle with grace, compassion, and a deep sense of being alive. Pain is part of life, but suffering doesn't have to be. You can learn to ride the waves, building resilience, joy, and awareness. Mindfulness and awareness traditons are a big part of the way I work (if it works for you!). I'm a trained meditation facilitator and love to bring personalized meditations to session for client's who are interested. You can read more about this aspect of my approach here: lucid-counseling.com I’m a member of the LGBTQIA community. I identify as queer and use she/they pronouns. I’m sex positive, social justice oriented, and trans affirming. *Accepting BCBS insurance 9/23*

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $60 - 150/session

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