Cade Yanowski, MS LMFT
“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” – Rumi
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.
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“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou
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Limited In-Person Sessions, Telehealth Sessions, Walk & Talk Sessions [email protected]
Accepted Insurances BCBS, Aetna, Private Pay ($210 Intake/ $160 Session)
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