Counseling & Coaching
Meet Amber & Perry
We Are True Nature
Our mission is to help the world heal, one human at a time.
I’m Perry Lavin, a therapist in Asheville, NC. I’m here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about each patient’s well-being. I strive to be a caring, non-judgmental anchor in my patients’ lives. Consider me a dependable resource when it feels like life is just too much. Patient well-being is my number one priority, and I promise to always do my absolute best for each of my clients.
Perry Lavin is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC-A) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS-A) in Asheville, NC. Perry offers online therapy to all residents of North Carolina. Email Perry for information on pricing and insurance.
Hi! I’m Amber Lavin, a certified life coach in Asheville, NC. My passion is to help you awaken to your true potential. I help my clients build effective strategies and tools to consistently achieve their goals, resolve obstacles, create meaningful relationships, and develop deep inner trust. I work with Individuals who are tired of old patterns keeping them from living their soul's purpose. My clients are ready to step into their authenticity in every facet of their lives and live with joy, aligning their values with their innate desires.
Amber Lavin is a Certified Life Coach (CLC) in Asheville, NC. Amber offers online life coaching to anyone in the world. Amber offers in person as well as online coaching. Email Amber for information on pricing.
Amber's passion is to help you waken to your true potential.
Amber welcomes clients looking for effective strategies and tools to consistently achieve their goals, effectively resolve obstacles, create meaningful relationships, and develop a deep inner trust.
Learn more about life coaching in Asheville, NC, and online life coaching across the US.
Parenting is absolutely the hardest job in the entire world, especially when you or your child is neurodivergent.
As a parent coach, Amber not only equips parents with tools to help their children regulate their nervous systems, but also empowers parents with the same methods for their own nervous systems.
Learn ABA, MBSR, ACT, and more modalities.
Counseling vs Life Coaching
What's the Difference?
Despite common misconceptions, therapeutic counseling and life coaching are not at odds. Instead, think of these two services like a venn diagram. While they have distinct and important differences, they have a lot in common as well.
Definitions: Life Coach vs Counselor/Therapist
Life coaching, as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF), is "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." Life coaches develop a teacher-student, team relationship with clients. The ICF was actually founded by a psychologist, and is the world's largest life coaching credentialing and support organization in the world today. Amber is a Certified Life Coach (CLC) credentialed by the ICF.
Mental health counseling, commonly called therapy, requires a Master's degree and licensure by a state board. Therapists are able to diagnose mental health conditions and bill insurance companies, while life coaches cannot. Therapists have doctor-patient relationships with their clients. In fact, life coaches will often refer clients to therapists when a client is suffering symptoms of what appears to be a mental health disorder, and is therefore outside their scope.
Therapists and life coaches are both valuable assets to their communities. They both provide a compassionate space and a toolbox of techniques to help clients and patients reach their full potential.
Perry Lavin, LMHC
Amber Lavin, CLC