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

Christen Taylor



“it is okay not to be okay as long as you tell someone you are not okay!” CT

Do you want to discover how to help yourself for the here and now and build a foundation that can sustain you for the future? Do you struggle with feeling empty, unfulfilled, and lost? Maybe you are using substances to mask or cope with the emotional pain. Perhaps you can’t figure out how to get out of an old cycle but are ready to break the pattern. Are your thoughts telling you that you are unworthy or unlovable? Are you finding relationships with yourself and others requiring too much energy? Is the life you want feeling unobtainable? Maybe shame, guilt, fear, or grief is holding you back from feeling like yourself. Perhaps life feels too difficult or not worth it.

The goal is to help you learn how to help yourself by providing tools and coping skills while processing the impact that life and others may have had on you. If you want a therapist that can delicately balance compassion, empathy, and validation while directly addressing your fears and needs, I can help you. Sometimes we need to hear the hard things, the scary things, the things we’ve pushed away, whether intentional or not. So I will create a space for you that feels safe where we work together to reach your goals. I will help you feel heard, validated, and involved in your journey toward overall wellness in a non-judgmental way.

Get in Touch

(Serving ages 18+)

Currently Offering:
In-Person Sessions & Telehealth
[email protected]

Text us: (828) 827-7239


My Story

I see individuals as an entire entity, not just your diagnosis or need. A diagnosis should never serve as a label or as someone’s sole identity, it is a part of you. One of my favorite sayings is: “it is okay not to be okay as long as you tell someone you are not okay!” I will foster a relationship with you where you feel comfortable being authentic, raw, and honest. 

I am originally from Durham, North Carolina, and while I have lived in several other places in the state, the mountains of Western North Carolina have called to me. 

I obtained a Masters in Substance Abuse and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Carolina University in 2016. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) providing supervision to therapists working in addictions. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). While I am rooted in an attachment lens, my therapeutic style is also grounded in Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, frequently utilizing Gestalt techniques. In addition, I am a Gorski-trained relapse prevention clinical professional.

I like to attend Clemson football games, travel, watch live music, and go to the lake or beach in my spare time. Spending time in nature, going on hikes, or being in the water grounds me, connects me with my faith, and soothes my soul. Community is a large part of who I am and fuels my recovery.  

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.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

– Viktor Frankl

Get in Touch

Currently offering:
In-Person Sessions & Telehealth Sessions


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

My currently accepted insurances:
BCBS & Aetna
Private Pay

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