Appalachian Counseling & Psychological Services (ACAPS) strives to provide comprehensive and research-based support through a variety of services. 

Psychological & Neuropsychological Evaluations: 

Psychological & neuropsychological evaluations are procedures which measure and identify an individual's current functioning intellectually, neurologically, educationally, and/or behaviorally, in order to arrive at a proper diagnosis and to guide treatment options.  These evaluations can often get to the root of a problem in daily functioning that has been difficult to identify.

Evaluations are offered for the following:

  •  Depression and Anxiety
  •  Learning Disabilities 
  •  ADHD Testing
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Cognitive Functioning
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Parental Fitness Evaluations
  • Giftedness Evaluations
  • Developmental Disabilities

Mental Health Therapies:

ACAPS provides mental health therapy to both adults and children through individual, family, and couple's therapies. Our therapies address a variety of mental health issues.  If you would like to know if we have a therapist who specializes in the concerns you are having, please look up our providers (see the "About Us" section) for a comprehensive listing of each provider's area of expertise. 

We have a Spanish-speaking therapist on staff in both our Asheville and Spruce Pines locations.

Our variety of therapy modalities include the following:

  • EMDR
  • Art Therapy
  • Movement and Yoga Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Treatment 
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Heart-Based Therapy
  • Spiritually Focused Therapy
  • SPARCS Model Therapy...and more


Speech-Language Assessment & Treatment:

ACAPS offers speech and language assessment and treatment services.  Our speech and language department has the ability to provide comprehensive testing during all psychological evaluations in order to provide a thorough evaluation of a patient's speech and language processing, comprehension, and/or social communication competencies.  

In addition to assessment, treatment in both an individual and group setting is offered.  We provide targeted interventions to individuals with identified speech-language difficulties as a result of developmental delay, stroke, brain injury, Autism, or other complications.  We also offer socialization groups targeted at individuals who struggle with socialization and their ability to relate to others in a social setting as a result of Autism, developmental difficulty, or other speech delay. 

Evaluation and Treatment options are offered for the following:

  • Speech-sound disorders
  • Receptive Expressive language disorders
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Selective Mutism
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Cognitive-language based disorders related to results of stroke, TBI, or other

Medication Management:

ACAPS also offers psychiatric medication management services to its established patients.  

Our goal is to help you find the answers you have been looking for in order to be the best version of yourself you ever imagined you could be!   

We serve the following counties in Western North Carolina: 

  • Ashe   
  • Alexander
  • Avery
  • Burke
  • Buncombe 
  • Caldwell
  • Catawba
  • Clay
  • Cleveland
  • Gaston
  • Haywood
  • Henderson                          
  • Jackson           
  • Lincoln
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • McDowell
  • Mitchell
  • Polk
  • Rutherford
  • Swain
  • Transylvania     
  • Watauga
  • Wilkes
  • Yancey 

Please call us if your county is not listed and you would like to be considered for an evaluation.  

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Appalachian Psychological Services



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