Outdoor therapy services treating a wide variety of behaviors and symptoms
Here at Take Action Counseling, our focus is to help individuals get unhooked from the things that pull them away from what's important to them so that they can learn to take committed value-driven action. When you come for a session, you may find yourself walking and talking through the woods, chatting by a campfire, or sitting in the moss garden by the pond. This is because we believe that therapy for adolescents, men, and dads is so much more than sitting on a couch in a stuffy office talking. It’s about dropping an anchor into nature and the world around us while actively taking action steps to make the change we want to see in our lives.Learn More
Meet Emily Gorelick, a licensed clinical mental health counselor and licensed clinical addictions specialist. Originally from New York, Emily attended college in Cambridge, MA where she studied Art Therapy and Holistic Psychology. She then was drawn to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, NC where she worked in therapeutic boarding schools and early childhood education.
In 2021, Emily earned her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in substance use studies from Western Carolina University. During graduate school, she completed an internship at an intensive outpatient treatment center for women struggling with substance use, eating disorders, and complex trauma. This experience sparked her passion for supporting women through their unique journeys of sobriety and healing. Emily has also worked in outpatient community mental health with adult clients, helping them navigate various mental health conditions.
As a therapist, Emily believes in each individual's innate capacity for healing, growth, and change. She works with her clients to uncover and recognize their own strengths and helps them find meaning from their experiences. Emily values authentic human connection and uses it to build a trusting relationship, laying the foundation for long-lasting therapeutic change. A common theme in her clinical work is the belief of “I am not good enough” and Emily works with her clients to rewrite a more realistic and empowering narrative. She draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, person-centered approaches, and motivational interviewing in her clinical work. Her approaches are always trauma-informed, strength-based, and focus on helping clients feel heard and understood while also teaching effective coping skills.
Emily’s clinical focus is supporting adults through life transitions, relational challenges, substance use issues, and recovering from trauma. She offers sessions in nature, in the office, or via telehealth, depending on client preference. In her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, playing with her Australian Cattle Dog, Jasper, and exploring new places in Charlotte with her husband, Josh.
Throughout events that happen during early-middle adulthood, you may find yourself feeling displaced or having trouble adjusting to changes. Some of these experiences may be exciting transitions such as graduating school, starting a career, getting married, or having kids. For others, our past experiences or traumas may be impacting the stories we tell ourselves and the ways that we cope with the challenges that come with these changes. As a mental health therapist, I am passionate about supporting individuals to navigate these adjustments through rewriting their narratives, finding their identity and purpose, and managing stress.
Substance use can manifest itself in various ways and very often looks different across individuals and there is not always a “one size fits all” approach for managing substance use. Maybe you are already in recovery from substances or an addiction and you are looking for continued support through your journey. Perhaps instead, you are looking to examine your relationship with substance use to decide if these behaviors are still serving you. I will work with you as an individual from a non-judgmental stance to help you navigate what changes need to be made and how to make those steps toward your values.
Traumatic events can be very disruptive to our internal systems and sense of safety. They can impact the lens in which we view the world. Survivors of trauma may find ways to cope through isolation, substance use, or avoidance of certain activities, and may be feeling intense anger, sadness, or grief. They may also struggle with relating to others in their life, may be experiencing panic attacks and/or flashbacks, and have difficulty completing daily functioning tasks. I have experience working with various forms of trauma such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, relational trauma, and traumatic loss. I can help support you in feeling safe and heard when telling your story and work with you to develop coping skills for managing trauma symptoms in daily life. I believe that there is power in owning and telling our stories and my goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to begin the path towards healing.Available Groups
Online or in-person, this is designated for individuals to process and explore their thoughts. Typically, meetings start out weekly but could eventually shift to bi-weekly.
Private pay only
60 mins | $125
90 mins initial session | $175
Stay tuned for information about new groups as they launch.
The federal “No Surprises Act” grants consumers the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much their medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers, including psychotherapists, must give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for treatment services.The act also requires healthcare providers, including psychotherapists, to inform their clients of this right. Additionally, this act requires that information regarding the availability of a “Good Faith Estimate” must be prominently displayed on the website of all health care providers, including psychotherapists.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask all of your health care providers, including your therapist and other providers from whom you seek treatment, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises/.