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Tropical Leaves

Counseling Services

Perry Lavin is a therapist in Asheville, NC. He's passionate about helping people heal their trauma and get relief from the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, grief, stress, and chronic pain.

Perry accepts patients in Asheville for in-person and online therapy. He accepts patients from the broader North Carolina area for online therapy. Perry accepts some forms of insurance.

Through therapy, we gain access to a richer emotional and interpersonal life.

I specialize in working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, symptoms of trauma, and grief. Learn more about my approach as a therapist in Asheville, NC, and an online therapist across NC.

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Psychological trauma creates emotional wounds the same way physical trauma does. Without proper care and attention, residual effects can bleed into our relationships and limit our potential.


EMDR is shown to be an effective treatment for trauma and PTSD.

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When our bodies hurt, our souls hurt, too. New research consistently adds to the growing body of evidence showing the power of the mind-body connection.

On the flip side, learning to cope and heal emotionally may help patients feel better physically, too.

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True Nature

Counseling & Coaching


263 Haywood St #105, Asheville, NC 28801

Perry Lavin, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A



What's the Difference Between Counseling and Life Coaching?


  • Also called "therapy"

  • Counseling requires a Master's degree and state license to practice

  • Counselors/Therapists can diagnose mental health disorders

  • Counselors often take insurance

  • Counselors can only practice in states where they are licensed

Life Coaching

  • Life coaching is not therapy

  • Life coaches do not need a post-graduate degree to coach

  • Life coaches cannot diagnose mental health disorders

  • Life coaches cannot accept insurance

  • Life coaches can practice anywhere in the world

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