Donna M. Clausen, MS, LPC, NCC

Providing counseling to individuals, couples, children, families and the LGBTQ community on issues including: relationships | work and family stress | school struggles | and life transitions in Asheville, NCI also offer a limited number of slots for Open Path clients.  I am an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield.  For other networks, I am an out-of-network provider but you will receive a super bill for submission to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

Adults and Life Challenges

Life sometimes presents challenges through our relationships, work or experiences that overwhelm and disconnect us from ourselves. As a result, we may feel anxious or depressed. Often we are more concerned about others than about ourselves. We may have difficulty with life transitions, such as relocation, divorce, a new job, a new relationship, a wedding or retirement, and develop response patterns that don't serve our highest good.  

If you feel motivated and open to address and overcome these challenges, now is the time to take care of your own life. In a safe and supportive space, we can be partners in your healing. As my client you will share your story, your truth.  Together, we will process your experiences and feelings, enabling you to develop new understanding and skills to live life more fully and confidently.  

 School Behavior and Stress

The school environment can cause stress and anxiety for both students and their families. Dealing with a new teacher and classroom, the schedule of the school day, even the school home transition can put significant pressure on students and make learning more difficult. Sometimes there is bullying or competition that adds to self esteem issues and anxiety.

Having been a teacher and administrator for 25+ years, I know about the impacts stressors have on learning, behavior and feelings of security. I can help kids and families navigate the conflicts and concerns related to school, teachers and others in the system. Working together we can improve the mental, emotional and social well-being of your child, so that he/she is successful in school.  

I offer mindfulness classes for parents and kids that will help improve life at home and school.  More details will be posted as classes are scheduled. 

Contact me: or 404-808-6701.  I am here in Asheville and welcome your call.


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