peace of mind. peaceful life. 

We believe the best therapy doesn't feel like therapy, and yet, changes your life.

Building a strong relationship with your therapist gives you the confidence, security, and safety to work through life's challenges. Our team "holds space" while gently getting to the heart of issues and creating possibilities to live the life you envision.  

About us.

Appalachian Counseling Center LLC is a boutique counseling center in the heart of West Virginia. Focused on creating hope, peace, & resiliency the Mountain State, we have a passion for healing and a heart for helping people discover a new sense of freedom in life. We understand burdens, struggles, & heartaches. Our desire is to walk with you, help you shift, adjust, adapt and thrive. 

Our highly trained, licensed therapists & certified life coaches are ready to help!

Find out which provider is the best fit for you and your family.

I did not believe in therapy, until I found you. Now, I cannot imagine trying to get through life without the support of this team.
Trust me, your life is going to change!

How it started

I opened Appalachian after years of frustration with outdated therapy centers that felt clinical, cold, and restrictive. 

I envisioned a space that was modern in approach while embracing a culture of healing. I imagined curling up with a cup of coffee on a couch, chatting with an "expert" friend, exploring the past safely, to create a path forward. This is what we have created.  I commit to doing therapy different. 

I am so excited to have culminated an amazing team of experts who are devoted to meeting you where you are and changing the way therapy happens.

Whether is in our "home", talking it out on our Walk and Talks, or meeting you virtually in the comfort of your space- we are here for you.

We believe that you are terminally unique! So we focus on treating the whole person using various techniques and options to generate change, create meaning, achieve goals, and live life better. 

Doc Jude

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West Virginia Therapists

"This center is a place where you can come in, grab a cup of coffee, sit down, work it out, and then go do life" Dr. Jude BlacK

Dr. Jude Black

Founder and President

 I believe that you deserve to live an incredible life, but experiences may have clouded your vision. Your world may be messy, I get it. We are all a mess from time to time. However, there is beauty in the mess. Creating meaning through the messy moments allows us to move into a new space with hope and healing. 

My journey towards healing includes 30+ years helping people who have experienced trauma, rediscover joy that has eluded them...

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Kiley Brescoach

Clinical Director and Clinical Therapist

When I was two years old, an accident left me without half my vision. However, from a very young age, I realized only being able to see out of my right eye somehow gave me more sight than I could ever imagine. I learned to adapt, maneuver, and rebuild in a new way. Losing sight doesn't have to equal blindness, but can give a new perspective leading to a new vision. 

This is what I want for you. A new perspective. I want to help you find your own view....

Heather Thurbon
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Clinical Therapist

Everyone has a story, and I want to help you write yours. I believe the world offers too many great opportunities to let ourselves get stuck.  Sometimes it's hard to see beyond what is right in front of us. Together, we can look past..  

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Jon Lewis
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Clinical Therapist

The world is constantly changing, and we are doing our best to adapt but we all need time to stop and take a breath.  Having time to process our emotions and assess where we want to be in life can help us feel more at peace.

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Tiana Lasporgara
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Clinical Therapist

I am a life long learner and feel that every part of my journey has helped me, help others. I truly feel that is my purpose in life. I believe we all have a gift that can be shared and through our own healing life can be fun. 

Telehealth

Inez Hill
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Certified Professional Life Coach

My extensive travel, education and cross-cultural experiences have provided me with unique insights into human motivation and behavior and an understanding how individuals and organizations fit together. My end goal is to help you craft a... 

Telehealth

Lindsay Smith
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Clinical Therapist

Therapy should not be me telling you what to do, what not to do, or what you are doing wrong. Therapy is for you. I want to customize therapy for what you need and want, and find what will work best for you.   Whether you need space to talk...

Tele-Health

Seneca Field
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Clinical Therapist

Every human being is worthy of love, emotional safety, connection, grace and the opportunity to process pain & heal. Although the journey of self can be challenging at times; I am honored to take a step into your world, listen, explore and move...

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Jennifer Morris
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Clinical Therapist

From a very young age, I have known that my “calling” was to be a therapist. My own life experiences and lessons have not only pulled me toward this career but have  also helped me to be a more passionate, understanding, non-judgmental and..

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Marion Moreland Bean
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Clinical Therapist

I am passionate about helping individuals and couples travel through the ups and downs of life while discovering who they want to be. I believe each person is endowed with dignity and on a journey to discover who they are and their purpose...

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Dr. Catherine Bailey
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Clinical Therapist

I consider it an utmost privilege to accompany clients as they navigate through the peaks and valleys of life to healing, goal-slaying, and positive lifestyle changes. Taking the (sometimes daunting) first step to positive change is to be celebrated...

Tele-Health

Rob Funk
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Clinical Therapist

I believe personal experience is the foundation of the way we view and live our lives.  Every experience impacts us in some way. Many of these experiences can impact functioning in negative ways and this is where I come into the picture...

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Kristin White
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Clinical Therapist

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and are in need of support, you’ve come to the right place.I believe in the importance of offering a non-judgmental, safe space for clients to embark on their journeys of self-discovery. As such, I promise to ...

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Mark King
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Clinical Therapist

Growing up I always told myself that I wanted to help others. I found myself experiencing compassion for others at a young age and knew that my fulfillment in life was always bigger than me. In life I have learned that sometimes when roads are not ...

 In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Sheli Bernstein Goff
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Clinical Therapist

I am grateful for the opportunity to walk alongside our clients as they navigate all of life’s opportunities for growth, celebrations , triumphs and about-faces. Understand the fortitude it takes to take that first step in contacting a helper and I...

Tele-Health

Christina Lipscomb
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Clinical Therapist

We are all shaped by the experiences, relationships, interactions, and ups and downs of life, and that these can impact our core beliefs, sense of safety and belonging, relationships, how we view ourselves, and how we learn.. 

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Danielle Laratta
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Clinical Therapist

I experienced grief at a young age which further strengthened my passion to help and be there for others who need to work on healing after experiencing difficult life changes. I feel everyone deserves to live the life they want.. 

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Amber Weaver
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APRN, FNP-BC

Having over 20 years of medical experience, I appreciate the holistic approach of mind, body, and spirit. I focus on treating patients from the inside out working collectively with your therapist to help you be the "best you" possible. 

 In-Person,  Tele-Health

Clinical Therapist
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Clinical Therapist

We are continuously growing and expect great things!

 In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Clinical Therapist
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Clinical Therapist

We are continuously growing and expect great things!

 In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

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Clinical Therapist

We are continuously growing and expect great things!

 In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

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Clinical Therapist

We are continuously growing and expect great things!

 In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Masters Level Interns

Our graduate school interns are a wonderful option if you are seeking quality, low cost options. Our interns are supervised by our BOARD Certified licensed therapists as they gain counseling experience. 
Beatriz Cedeno Franco
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Graduate Level Intern

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and are in need of support, you’ve come to the right place.I believe in the importance of offering a non-judgmental, safe space for clients to embark on their journeys of self-discovery. As such, I promise to... 

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Tele-Health

Shania Pennington
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Graduate Level Intern

I like working with young adults and empowering individuals to be and love every part of themselves because we are all uniquely flawed, yet perfect,  in our own little ways. I  love embracing who we are as part of the process towards healthy...

In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health

Undergraduate Intern
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Undergraduate Level Intern

Coming Soon

Administration Team

Our admin team is the heartbeat of our success.
They are passionate about helping us help you!
Tyler Black
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Office Manager

Keira Hill
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Executive Assistant

Jesse Black
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Client Services Manager

Della the Doodle
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Therapy Dog

Woof! I am Della the Dood. Don't be afraid to give me your veggies or fruits! Let's be honest, snap peas and green beans can sooth your soul! I love to sit by you while you explore hard things humans experience. I may not be able to talk, but I sure can..

 In-Person, Walk and Talks,

Tele-Health