Profile image of Samuel  Barr

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-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Sam Barr is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Associate located in Asheville, NC. He is passionate about helping adults facing challenges with anxiety, depression, or trauma. Often the stress of a career leads to feelings of overwhelm, especially if there’s pressure for excellence. Sometimes, previous traumatic experiences can turn everyday routines into situations surrounded by panic, frustration, or other negative emotions. Many of Sam’s clients seek therapy to decrease the negative impacts of their mental health on their lives and relationships. By addressing challenges from the past, Sam helps clients create a more peaceful present and future through addressing and integrating the past and it’s many challenges.

Sam’s approach to therapy draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based therapy. Clients go through values clarification exercises with Sam’s guidance, learning more about what’s important to them and why. He makes mindfulness less intimidating by offering clients short, actionable mindfulness techniques to employ throughout their day to increase the usage of healthy coping strategies. Overall, he lets clients lead the way when it comes to their sessions so they can get effective results out of therapy.

Sam earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville. He has previous work experience in diverse settings like homeless shelters, wilderness therapy, universities, and transitional therapy programs. He is a nonjudgmental and warm therapist who builds strong trust with the people he meets in his practice.

Message to clients

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. I am deeply committed to helping individuals navigate through life's challenges with compassion, understanding, and healing.

I invite you to reach out to schedule today Healing and transformation is possible with some openness, patience, and perseverance. I look forward to supporting you in your growth and healing.

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.