Text us at: (828) 827-7239 [email protected]

Cade Yanowski, MS LMFT


“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” – Rumi


Get in Touch

(Serving ages 12+)

Currently Offering:

In-Person Sessions (limited availability)


Walk & Talk Sessions

[email protected]

TEXT US: (828) 827-7239


My Story

The only time I attempted to run away from home as a child was right before my parents told me we were going to family therapy. During that first session, I sat with my arms crossed, knees tucked into my chest, and refused to talk. My introduction to therapy did not align with my personality. I was a lively child who was misunderstood and labeled as problematic. My energy and behaviors were often dampened rather than celebrated and encouraged. I grew up feeling like the world wasn’t designed for me and instead learned how to sacrifice my spunk in order to fit in.

 Except for when I was in nature. When I was playing outside, I felt free to be me without any constraints. The outdoors gave me a chance to take a break from the complexities of growing up. My love for the natural world and the love for the way I felt while outside led me to pursue a career in the outdoor industry. My days and nights spent working outdoors showed me that healing can be creative and engaging, rather than “one size fits all,” like I had experienced the first time I went to therapy. This realization inspired me to pursue my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Ironically, my opposition to therapy was channeled into becoming a therapist many years later. I wanted to figure out a way to adapt what I had learned from my relationship with nature to fit into a more traditional therapeutic environment. 

Although I have a strong connection to nature, I am well aware that not everyone has the opportunity nor the desire to be outside. My intention is to bring the lessons I have learned to clients who could benefit from a more engaging, holistic, and creative approach to therapy, no matter where sessions take place. At its core, therapy with me is a chance to discover your unique potential without feeling like a square peg in a round hole.  

From 7 years of therapeutic practice, I have had the chance to work in a variety of clinical settings with children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families. My therapeutic stance is rooted in relationships and family systems. That means I view people as being in a relationship with problems rather than people being problematic themselves. I believe that we all come from our own unique lived experiences and cultural contexts. Because of that understanding, I meet the client in the context in which they belong rather than assuming that there is a universal way to navigate life. I am able to walk alongside my clients in their journey rather than leading the way. Theoretically, I utilize principles from the narrative, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy, all with a mindfulness-based approach.

Besides being a therapist, I love playing the fiddle, thrifting, cooking meals with friends, making art, and of course, spending time in our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that our sessions will stay private?
We are bound by law and ethics to keep everything you share with your therapist confidential. Winter to Spring Wellness is known as a “covered entity” under HIPAA, which means that we’re subject to all HIPAA rules and guidelines. This will be discussed with you in your first session in more detail.
Do you offer online sessions?
Absolutely. We offer both teletherapy sessions to clients who prefer online to in-person appointments. These sessions are offered in a HIPAA compliant video platform.
Does Winter to Spring Wellness accept insurance?
Yes, we do! We accept many major insurance plans, including Blue Cross, Anthem, Optum, United, Aetna. This can vary by the provider. To view what insurance plans your preferred clinician accepts, please view their profile page for more information.
What can I expect from my first session?
The initial session is the time for you to begin establishing rapport with your therapist. Furthermore, the initial session is where the therapist gathers vital information regarding the presenting concerns, goals, history and mental wellness. The allowed time frame for the initial visit is approximately 55-60 minutes.
Can I pick the therapist I would like to work with myself?
Absolutely! We want your sessions to be successful and will tailor them to your needs. You can review our provider profiles online, or you can give us a call, and we’ll offer guidance based on specialties and certifications.
How long do I have to be in therapy?
You don’t have to do anything! If you want to make meaningful changes to your life and relationships, the length of treatment is based on your needs and goals. Your therapist will work with you to identify a treatment plan that suits your timeline. We promise we won’t keep you for longer than needed.

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

Get in Touch

Currently offering:

Limited In-Person Sessions, Telehealth Sessions,    Walk & Talk Sessions [email protected]

TEXT: (828) 827-7239

Accepted Insurances BCBS, Aetna, Private Pay ($210 Intake/ $160 Session)

Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 8:00am – 9:00pm Saturday — 9:00am – 3:00pm Sunday — 9:00am – 3:00pm

28 Schenck Parkway, Ste. 200, Asheville, NC 28803

5 Ravenscroft Drive, Ste. 102, Asheville, NC 28801