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Jennifer Ann Harr, MSW, LCSW
I hope to provide a sense of safety, trust, and acceptance. I enjoy working with teens and adults, especially those who feel misunderstood or rejected. I also educate and support parents in accepting and understanding their children, no matter the person’s age. Most of my clients have experienced trauma due to not “fitting in” with society’s standards. I support my clients in navigating and understanding their own self identity, social interactions and relationships, and a world that is unnecessarily confusing and difficult. I also work with many who deal with a world that was not adapted to their needs. I utilize person centered treatment and start where my clients are at all times. I “walk” with you, not ahead of you. I focus on the mind and body connection, and believe in somatic based approaches when it comes to trauma. I also support clients in more concrete ways, such as with social narratives, role playing, and social prompts to use in times of need. Life is rough. I am here to support and give space for you to feel safe, as well as step outside of your comfort zone and move towards a feeling of understanding, healing, and peace. Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask me any questions. Please contact me for a free consultation to gather information about your needs and help you find the right support.
Lindy Montelone, LPC, NCC, MAEd
Welcome! My counseling practice is centered on working with children ages 3-13 in need of support due to trauma, home and family transitions, school challenges and other mental health needs. I also work with individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in need of mental health support. I follow a whole person, strengths based approach and utilize the following techniques: Child Centered Play Therapy, Expressive arts, Movement, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Behavior Supports. These techniques support the development of insight, self regulation, impulse control and an overall sense of well being. My expertise has been developed by working as a School Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Direct Support Professional Supervisor, and with Medicaid Managed Care. I have trained with NADD, NCSTART, TEACCH, Elevatus and understand the Innovations Waiver. I offer individual counseling, parent/caregiver coaching, and provider training. Please contact me for a consultation to gather information about your needs and help you find the right support.
Ann Odom, MSW, LCSW-A
Ann has been working with children and families in the Asheville community for the past 15 years, earning her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009. Ann is passionate about empowering parents to respond to their children’s behaviors in a way that honors their development, fosters connection and builds emotional intelligence. Ann has built her practice on the principal that children deserve our respect, understanding and boundaries, and when they receive these gifts from their caretakers they respond accordingly. Honoring the research finding that children learn in the context of relationships, Ann is one of the few early child therapists in the community that works with the parents for almost every session. While she likes to focus on providing parents with the tools to respond therapeutically to their children, Ann also enjoys teaching children about mindfulness, self-awareness, and empathy.
Ann gathers her approach from Brene Brown, Angela Lansbury of the REI model, and research on neuroscience and social-emotional development. Ann’s compassionate, non-judgmental and calm approach to working with families has been known to disarm the most frazzled and fearful among us. She is empathetic and optimistic about change in even the most challenging of circumstances.
Ann works with children ages 3-7 years, regarding issues such as anxiety, trauma, sensory processing difficulties and any behavioral issues that are causing difficulty in the child’s home or school setting. Ann has two young children herself and is daily experiencing the many challenges and joys of parenting small children. When not working with families, Ann can be found making earrings for various stores in town or exploring the outdoors with her family.
Please contact me for a consultation to gather information about your needs and help you find the right support.
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