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
Jessie has worked in trauma-specific, gender-specific, and developmentally-specific therapeutic settings throughout her career providing in depth clinical services, program development, and clinical and operational management for all levels of care. Jessie served on the founding executive committees for both the Atlanta and Western North Carolina chapters of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Jessie’s primary focus is in transdiagnostic treatment approaches, particularly related to the treatment of complex trauma. She has contributed to research and presented on a range of topics including the midlife stage of development and substance use trends, treatment integration for trauma and eating disorders, family dynamics, the phase-oriented approach to trauma treatment, psychophysiology and coping skills, multicultural bias in clinicians, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Jessie completed her undergraduate education with dual degrees in Psychology and Family, Child, and Consumer Sciences, and received her graduate education from Georgia State University in Professional Counseling.
Jessie Alexander, LPC
Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality Management for Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.
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
Dr. Breese Annable is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and owner of Living Balance Psychotherapy, a private practice in Asheville. For over ten years she has helped clients find freedom from food and build healthier relationships with their bodies and minds. She specializes in working with clients who also have co-occurring Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Dr. Annable has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other evidence based approaches. She is a Health at Every Size provider and an advocate for weight neutral approaches to health.
Heidi Andersen (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor, Registered Yoga Teacher and Embodiment Specialist. During her career, she has worked as a therapist in residential, PHP, IOP and outpatient levels of care with people struggling with eating disorders. She currently maintains an outpatient private practice as a Body-Centered Psychotherapist specializing in weight inclusive treatment for the intersection of trauma, attachment wounds, and eating disorders through an anti-oppression lens and somatic approach. Heidi offers psychotherapy groups, workshops and retreats. Heidi is the author of the Reclaiming Beauty Journal and Wisdom Deck, a resource created to support women and femme identifying people in building a self-compassionate relationship with their body. Heidi currently serves as founding member and Certification Chair for the Western North Carolina Chapter of IEADP.
Heidi Lynn Andersen MS, LCMHC-S, CEDS-S, RYT
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
Reclaiming Beauty Journey Guide
Lindsay Ford is the lead Registered Dietitian at Skyterra Wellness Retreat. Lindsay grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has an Exercise Science degree from Ball State University. She has experience working at a residential eating disorder facility in the WNC area and strives to use her current platform to help people improve their relationship with food. She currently resides in Brevard, North Carolina with her husband, daughter and dog.
Lindsay Ford MS, RD
Social Media Chair, IAEDP WNC
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. She is also currently serving as the Educational Chairperson for the WNC IAEDP chapter.
Lee Anne Horn is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who is board certified (PMHNP-BC) in family psychiatric nursing. She is able to treat across the lifespan but limits her current practice to clients age 16 and older. Her practice is considered a general psychiatric nursing practice, which means she works with clients struggling with most psychiatric disorders. She commonly treats mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia. Additionally, she is comfortable working with clients facing post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. She approaches every interaction as a privilege and honor to be invited to a vulnerable moment in someone’s life. She respects each person for the life story they bring to their work together and she views her role as a partner in care.
Martine Jones is a psychologist in Asheville, North Carolina. She helps people with anxiety and women's issues, including infertility, perinatal mental health, and body image. She is licensed in NC and FL and sees clients through her practice, Hazel Tree Counseling.
Dr. Martine Jones, Psy.D.
Owner and Psychologist at Hazel Tree Counseling Services
Online Therapy in North Carolina, Florida, and Internationally
Infertility, Perinatal, and Singlehood Struggles
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
I have a passion for helping others to find a loving relationship with food and their bodies! I have a Master of Social Work degree from Western Carolina University, with an emphasis on substance abuse counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) in the state of North Carolina. I specialize in working with clients dealing with eating disorders, substance use, and trauma. I also enjoy working with LGBTQ clients, and use an intersectional feminist and anti-racist framework in my work with clients. I also enjoy baking, sewing, painting, and playing music.
Griffin received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Georgia in May 2017. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and enjoys working with body image issues, children of divorce, bereavement, trauma, self-harm, relationship conflict, adjustment issues, depression, and anxiety. Following her Master’s, she worked in intensive outpatient and residential treatment settings at Walden Behavioral Care in Atlanta, GA treating children, adolescents, young adults and families affected by eating disorders. She also served on the iaedp Atlanta board as a Membership Committee Chair. Recently, Griffin has started her own private practice where she continues to work with adolescents and young adults in the midst of eating disorders as well as those experiencing anxiety and depression. Griffin believes training and community among clinicians is an essential component of treating clients ethically and effectively and thus is thrilled to be a part of the iaedp WNC to continue advocating for continuity in training among professionals.
Andrea Thelen, MS, RD, LDN 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 Michigan State University. Andrea completed and her Master of Science in Dietetics from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY.
Andrea is compassionate about providing nutrition counseling from a non-judgmental, non-diet, and HAES-aligned approach. Andrea’s passion is to help others to build healthy relationships with food, their bodies, and movement.
On her free time, Andrea enjoys traveling, trying new foods, hiking, and spending time outside with her dog Odin.
Andrea Thelen, MS, RDN, LDN
Lindsey Yemc, MS, RD, LDN is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Clinical Supervisor, and Media Coordinator with Nutritious Thoughts, LLC in Asheville, North Carolina. She received her B.S. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Psychology Minor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her M.S. in Nutrition from Appalachian State University. Lindsey is also a Professional Member of the Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders where she serves as the Adult Support Group Supervisor.
Lindsey’s passions include providing holistic nutrition counseling, promoting body respect and acceptance, and assisting her clients in their individual journeys in developing a positive relationship with food and achieving balanced nutrition and improved well-being.
Outside of the office, Lindsey enjoys hiking and spending time with her beloved pup Zola.