Amanda has many years of experience working in the eating disorder and trauma specific communities, focusing on providing evidence-based therapeutic services. She has extensive experience working with adolescent and adult clients with eating disorders and other emotional disorders. As a licensed mental health counselor, Amanda is passionate about educating and empowering clients and their loved ones in the treatment and recovery process. Her integrative therapy approach spans psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and family-based treatment modalities. Amanda is excited about her new role in the WNC IADEP Chapter and creating a community of professionals in the WNC area.
Elaine Roche is an eating disorder and body image therapist in Asheville, NC. She primarily works with adolescents, families, and young adults in her practice which is firmly aligned with the Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating philosophy and she is one of the few clinicians in the area trained in Family Based Treatment for eating disorders. She is a founding member of iaedp WNC and was previously the Executive Director of CRC for Eating Disorders before transitioning to private practice in 2016. It is important to her to be a part of not only the treatment community in WNC, but also to be involved in community outreach and education in order to increase early intervention and prevention. Elaine grew up in Georgia and attended college at UGA, and has since lived in Asheville with her husband and now two daughters.
Elaine Roche, LCSW-A
Alison Cross is an outpatient therapist here in WNC with offices in Asheville, Hendersonville, and Atlanta, Ga. She has worked in the mental health industry specializing in eating disorders for over 20 years and is licensed in both North Carolina (LCMHC) and Georgia (LPC). She is the creator of the Body, Beauty, and Bravery Project, author, speaker, and activist. Alison specializes in teaching and empowering others through a supervisory relationship and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Approved Supervisor, as well as a supervisor in Georgia and soon North Carolina. In her spare time she loves spending it with family & friends, creating new projects, and finding ways to laugh and enjoy life.
Alison Cross LPC, CPCS, CEDS-S
Owner, The Body, Beauty, and Bravery Project
Rebecca is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with Nutritious Thoughts, LLC in Asheville, North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at Keiser University in Florida.
Rebecca’s main goal with her clients is to create an environment that has a focus on open communication and an atmosphere that is free of judgment. She loves to provide nutrition counseling that has a non-diet approach and HAES focus.
During her free time, you can find Rebecca rock-climbing and reading long books in a quiet space.
Jameson (Jamie) Halberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist who provides an evidence-based and integrative treatment approach to her work with disordered eating. Her educational path prior to practice included receiving her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from The University of Michigan, as well as writing her honor’s research dissertation on Disordered Eating and Body Dissatisfaction. She completed extensive post-graduate training through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and sought certification as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy in 2010. Her current treatment interests include helping patients find long-term recovery from trauma, anxiety and/or disordered eating.
Jamie has been providing psychotherapy in her Asheville-based private practice since 2011 and has been an active professional member of the Carolina Resource Center for Disordered Eating (CRCED) since then.
Lauren Myers (She/Her) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in a group practice, Daya Mental Health and Wellness in Asheville, NC. Lauren completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Kent State University. She completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Carolina University.
Lauren is passionate about supporting clients who are working through struggles related to eating disorders/disordered eating, body image, trauma, and substance use. She is compassionate in her work and with her clients as they move towards a better understanding and relationship with their bodies, food, and well-being.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, cooking/baking, moving her body with weight lifting, and spending time with her niece and nephew!
Rachael McLean is a certified PA in private practice in the greater Asheville area. She has over 8.5 years of experience providing high-quality, compassionate care to clients. She currently provides psychiatric medication management services to persons age 11 and up.
She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients, including those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Rachael is passionate about eating disorder care and has over 2 years of experience in the management of eating disorders in residential settings. She also loves to teach and has been a guest lecturer at Thomas Jefferson University's PA program since 2021, providing instruction on diagnosing and managing eating disorders, as well as other topics in psychiatry.
Rachael is very excited to become more involved in WNC's IAEDP chapter and would love to engage more local medical providers in chapter activities.
Leah is a graduate student at Lenoir-Rhyne University studying clinical mental health counseling and is an intern with the Body, Beauty, and Bravery Project. She has a passion for the inner beauty that is uncovered through the eating disorder recovery process and helping people grow into a nurturing relationship with themselves.
As a registered yoga teacher, she views the body as an important messenger and an asset to be connected with while leading a nourishing and fulfilling life.
Leah is a native to Asheville and enjoys soaking up the beauty of the mountains by hiking and swimming any time she can.
I’m a Registered Dietitian, yoga instructor and soon-to-be Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian (CEDRD) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). I specialize in treating eating disorders and disordered eating with subspecialties in pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, body image concerns and gestational diabetes. I utilize a compassionate, non-diet and trauma informed approach to help people address and heal their relationship to food and body. I see clients virtually or in person in the Asheville/Hendersonville area. I accept BCBS and self pay.
You can learn more about me and my services as about.me/kathryngantt or email me at GanttNutrition@gmail.com
Molly grew up in Upstate New York, graduated with her Masters of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics in 2018 from SUNY College at Oneonta in NY State and spent most of her summers with her family, exploring the Adirondack Mountains.
Molly has experience mostly in working with older adults both in long term care and in community nutrition. Molly now works as Skyterra Wellness Retreat’s Registered Dietitian, in Pisgah Forest, NC. She enjoys helping guests at Skyterra ditch diet culture mentality, and improve their relationship with food through both interactive and lecture based group classes, and one on one consults, using a HAES-aligned approach.
In her free time she enjoys painting, running and exploring the mountains of WNC with her husband and dog Franklin.
Kristen is most passionate about empowering clients to listen to, trust, and love their bodies, to wake up and be fully present for a life they love. Kristen is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed clinical addiction specialist (LCAS). She uses EMDR and somatic approaches to support clients in healing from trauma. While Kristen works with adults of all ages, she most enjoys working with teens and young adults as they launch into meaningful lives. Kristen aims to empower individuals as they find purpose, discover or reconnect with themselves, and align their actions and daily decisions with their core values. Kristen supports clients in gaining self knowledge in order to harness strengths and apply them toward meaningful life goals.
Kristen Keathley, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
WNC IAEDP Founding member
Student Liaison Committee Head
Ceara Cuthbertson is an outpatient therapist serving clients virtually in NC and OH and is owner of Life in Bloom Therapy Services, PLLC. As a native western North Carolinian, her passion is serving the community she grew up in. She works primarily with college aged folks and young professionals navigating the confusing waters of making peace with their body and food. Her style of therapy involves humor, open mindedness, focusing on strengths, and providing gentle feedback. You can expect a listening ear, a confidential space, and a therapist who wants to see you develop into the best possible version of yourself.
Life in Bloom Therapy