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I was a couple years out of college when I really tried therapy for the first time. I had dealt with intense anxiety since childhood, and was going through a period of extreme depression. At that time I did not even recognize that some of the feelings and thoughts I was struggling to process were the result of trauma. I know first-hand how lonely and isolating it can be when those intense emotions feel crippling and you can’t even pinpoint what is causing them. Therapy changed my life, and empowered me to better understand and take care of myself.

It was the profound impact that therapy had on my life that helped to inspire me to pursue a career as a therapist. I have always been very empathetic, and even as a child people would remark that I was easy to talk to. As a therapist I want to support my clients on their journey of self-exploration through an approach that is rooted in respect, compassion and acceptance of each client, meeting them where they are at in the present moment. I utilize a combination of narrative, solution-focused, CBT, Mindfulness, and behavioral theories in my practice. I strive to work as a partner with my clients in this work, collaboratively structuring our sessions based on their goals and their own insight. Before becoming a therapist, I spent four years at a local victim services agency educating the community about sexual violence and serving as a crisis counselor/ advocate. This work instilled in me a passion for supporting individuals who have been impacted by trauma as they work to reclaim their power.

SPECIALTIES: anxiety & depression, self-esteem, trauma

Jess Heymann, LSW


Fast Facts

Asheville, NC. One of my favorite things to do there is grab takeout and drive up to the top of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains and sit and watch the sunset.

favorite place to visit?

favorite way to practice self-care?


Alabama, but weirdly don’t have a southern accent!

where did you grow up?

I love to read! As much as I love music I am usually listening to audiobooks whenever I am driving or doing chores.

Have a sad movie marathon with a friend! I think it can be so cathartic to cry about something that isn’t real.

Licensed Social Worker
Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from Widener
Trauma certified

any hobbies?

At different live music venues throughout the city! Last year I even convinced my friend to cancel her plans with only a hour's notice to drive to Washington D.C. to see Harry Styles for a second night in a row!

when not working you can find me...

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