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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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