Lexi Gross, Therapist in Asheville, North Carolina — Zencare
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Lexi Gross

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, LCAS
North Carolina Accepting Online
Asheville Accepting In-person

Email me for more availability for a free consultation as my availability changes each week. I offer 20 min phone or video consultation calls.

Updated June 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic illness
  • Trauma
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Burnout
  • Stress management
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Lexi Gross is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and offers telehealth therapy in North Carolina. She specializes in working with individuals with chronic illness and individuals who may be supporting a loved one with chronic illness. Her work includes those who may not have a formal diagnosis, but experience chronic health challenges and/or environmental sensitivities (mold illness, Lyme, CIRS, CFS, MCS). She also works well with individuals experiencing high levels of overwhelm that may show up as restlessness, anxiety, depression, fatigue, feelings of disconnection and/or burnout.

Lexi has experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults and parents. She has experience working in a college counseling setting, wilderness settings, as well as in community mental health. Lexi’s approach is Person Centered and includes Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Somatic Experiencing (SE) through a trauma informed lens. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training and is completing her advanced year. SE is a nervous system and body-oriented approach to healing trauma and dysregulation within the body. This approach allows clients to get to know their nervous system function and how it may be impacting their movement towards what’s important to them and their relationships with self and others. In session, Lexi is engaged, compassion, and transparent.

Working with Lexi will combine elements of talk therapy along with developing skills and curiosity for connection back to her client’s surroundings and body. She supports all of her clients in developing a new relationship with their body, one that does not only include pain, tension, anxiety, or a symptom, but also includes okayness and maybe even pleasantness. Lexi helps her clients develop a better understanding of how their body communicates its needs, develop a greater capacity for navigating life stressors, and regain a sense of identity outside of illness or productivity.


Message to clients

I know what it’s like to have lost my normal to chronic illness and feel powerless to the ebbs and flows of the symptoms. I know the loneliness, the hypervigilance, and the fear of environmental illness (CIRS, Mold Illness, CFS, sensitivities). I understand the craving for someone who also knew these feelings of confusion, grief, loneliness, and disconnection that often comes with chronic illness. Fortunately, I found people that understood, supported me, and were a part of my recovery. The good news is I can be one of those people for you. While I may not be an expert on your exact chronic illness, I understand the complexity and challenges that chronic illness adds to all aspects of your life. I believe you deserve to feel supported and heard.

Whether it is helping you to slow down, to be more present to yourself or to support your navigation of the confusing map of chronic illness. I can help you develop curiosity towards the happenings in your body. I can help you cope with the whip lash of feeling high alert and full body exhaustion.

I am committed to inclusivity, cultural responsiveness, and continued education in my work with clients. I work with clients through a trauma informed lens that acknowledges the impacts of oppression on groups and individuals based on their unique identities and how they intersect.

While my practice is virtual, I do offer in-person outside sessions for those local to Asheville, NC.


Specialties

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $45 - $150
  • Initial session: $175 (55min)
  • Parent Consultation: $150 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Currently my sliding scale spots are full. If you are interested in being added to a waitlist for when one of these spots becomes available, please contact me.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 12pm-8pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Asheville practice
378 Haywood Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28806
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am-5:30 pm
  • Tue 9 am-5:30 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Lexi Gross Counseling PLLC, Owner/Therapist, 2021 - Present
SUWS of the Carolinas, Primary Therapist, 2020 - 2021
RHA Behavioral Health, Outpatient Therapist, 2019 - 2020
Appalachian State Univeristy, Therapist, 2018 - 2019

Appalachian State University, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2018
Appalachian State University, Certificate in Addictions Counseling, 2018
Davidson College, BA Psychology and the Classics, 2014


Licensure

North Carolina: 14123

North Carolina: 24596


Languages

English