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Samuel Barr(He/Him/His)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
North Carolina
Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Anxiety - Career counseling- Depression- Existential crisis & challenges- Stress management-
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Professional statement

I work with adults (18+) who are experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulties with adjustment or life transitions, career related concerns, trauma-related stress, among others. I use a combination of mindfulness-based techniques/ therapy approaches (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT), solution-focus, and person-centered counseling. In addition to my counseling experience, I have 8+ years of working as a helping professional in a variety of settings including homeless shelters, wilderness therapy, transitional therapy programs, and universities. Helping people is very important to living my life according to my core values. I am available for in person sessions in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC on Wednesday and Thursday mornings (8am-12pm) and all day Saturday (9am-4pm), and am available for telehealth counseling all day Tuesday (9am-4pm), Wednesday and Thursdays afternoons (2-5pm), and Friday and Saturday (9am-4pm). I am open to early morning sessions. Thank you for your consideration and hope that we can connect soon!

Message to clients

Welcome! Growth and change as a human being is not a linear path and that can be incredibly frustrating. Elements of ourselves that we thought we had previously dealt with continue to pop up in our day-to-day lives and make it feel like we are back to square one- what the actual heck. Our minds are powerful in that our stream of conscious thoughts try to bully us into patterns that feel most safe and comfortable, even when that is to the detriment to our being as a whole. As a mindfulness-based counselor, I am deeply committed to helping individuals navigate through life's challenges with compassion, understanding, and healing.

Mindfulness is at the heart of my therapeutic approach. By cultivating present-moment awareness and acceptance, we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and sensations with curiosity and kindness. Through mindfulness-based techniques such as meditation, breathwork, and body awareness, we can uncover patterns, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience.

Get in Touch: If you're ready to embrace self-discovery and healing, I invite you to reach out and schedule a session. Remember, healing is not a linear process, but with patience, perseverance, and support, transformation is possible. I look forward to walking alongside you on your path towards greater well-being and fulfillment.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Full Circle Community Wellness, Mental Health Counseling Intern
Foundations Asheville, Practicum Intern
UNCAsheville, Career Coach

Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville, Master's of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, 2023
Appalachian State University, Bachelor's of Social Work, 2014


North Carolina: A19715




Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (60min)

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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.