NOW OFFERING Behavioral Health Services

Ashewell Medical Group

Counseling/ Therapy Services

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.

Initial Visit: $115 for 60 minutes

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

Introducing Ellen Olsen, CPNP, APRN

Ellen hails from Portland, Oregon where she obtained her B.S. at the University of Oregon in 2008.  Ellen is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has lived in Asheville since 2017. 

She completed a post-Master’s certificate in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty at Arizona State University with a 4.0 GPA. In addition to joining the team at Ashewell, Ellen works in primary care pediatrics in Hawaii (we know) where she’s been a provider for almost 9 years and travels to a couple times annually.  She uses her PMHNP skills to continue care via telemedicine to her patients in Hawaii. She also has experience in pediatric and adult nursing in the home environment caring for a range of illnesses across the lifespan. 

Sessions with Ellen are $200 per hour and initial visits are at least one hour.

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

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