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Ashewell Medical Group

Counseling/ Therapy Services

Introducing Kat Morua, LCSW, CCTP, C-DBT

“I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist, and work from a strengths-based, trauma informed perspective. I am diligent about keeping diversity, cultural context and neurodivergence in mind throughout my work, and recognize the need for an individualized and holistic approach. I use evidence-based modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based interventions. Much of my work has been informed by Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS). At its essence, IFS states that every part of us, even the ones we find challenging, has served a vital function in our lives and every part of us deserves to be seen, accepted and nurtured. Through this we can achieve a better understanding of our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings to live a life that is more aligned with our values. 

I believe that with the right skills and support every person can live meaningful lives and achieve peace, even in the presence of trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief and relationship issues. It has been an immense privilege to walk alongside folks through their journeys toward healing, to offer unconditional support and to hold the safe space needed for resilience and empowerment to bloom.

In our sessions, I hope to foster a sense of trust, confidence, and belonging so you feel supported and equipped enough to build the life you envision for yourself. In our initial session we will go through some of your history, goals for therapy, and create a plan for our time together.”

Introducing Chelsea Spillars, LCSW, LCASA, CIMHP

Chelsea believes the roots of therapy are in building the therapeutic relationship in order for healing to happen. Chelsea’s approach is always from a place of compassion and non-judgement, while creating an open-minded and brave space for people to really do the work. Chelsea seeks to help individuals dive into the core of what’s creating their reality – this can stem from trauma amongst many other things. It is Chelsea’s passion to help guide and support you through the journey of the human condition. 

Chelsea enjoys utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Chelsea will also incorporate, if the individual is comfortable, Somatic techniques to help check in and regulate the nervous system. Chelsea is currently in her yoga teacher training and incorporates yoga techniques, as well. Chelsea is also certified as an Integrative Mental Health Professional, merging our mental health and our nutritional lifestyle. Chelsea believes in a very holistic mind/body/spirit dynamic for living as our best selves.

“No one person is perfect, as that’s not what we strive for, but striving for investment in ourselves is the key. No matter your struggle, you are not alone. Every human struggles at many points in their lives. There is strength in vulnerability and asking for help. Together we will work toward your personal goals and the process that feels right for you.”


Introducing Kathy Rubendall, LCSW, NCI-A

Kathy believes that recovery from the “dis”ease of mental illness is not only possible, but probable when the need for intervention is matched with accessible, effective and integrated services that address the mind body connection in all environments of one’s being. Her goal is to provide the right service at the right time, delivered with unconditional positive regard, kindness and empathy.
Having been raised by an Air Force family, Kathy had the opportunity to live a variety of places around the world which gives her a unique perspective that shapes her world view today. She moved to Asheville in 1981 to finish her education and quickly fell in love with the area.
After earning her undergraduate degree at UNC-Asheville, she completed her Master’s degree in 1987 and became fully licensed when that credential was enacted in 1991.
It is the commitment to hope that motivated Kathy to provide community based services to the greater Asheville Area since that time.
Kathy provides therapy and support for the following issues:

● Trauma
● Aging
● Bariatric support
● Veteran and military dependent issues
● Bipolar
● Depression
● Anxiety and panic
● Addictions
● Grief
● Chemical misuse and dependency
● Family support and education

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her daughter, playing pickleball, watching NFL football, gardening, and listening to music.

Sessions can be telemed or in person at Ashewell. Please email or call/ text (828) 477-4077 to schedule.


Initial Visit: $115 for 60 minutes

Follow up Visits: $115 for 60 minutes or $60 for 30 minutes

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