Anxiety Support Group

 You are not Alone

The anxiety support group is facilitated by Kara Ashley-Gilmore, a licensed counselor and art therapist, and meets weekly in Downtown Hendersonville.

New Group Launching in March 2018!

When you’re dealing with anxiety, you may feel like you are struggling to get through the day without falling apart. You may walk around pretending that everything is fine in front of friends, family, and colleagues, while secretly you’re battling inner voices of self-doubt, criticism, or fears that you’re going to fail, and the world will find out you are a fraud. This charade is exhausting and can leave you feeling drained at the end of the day–with no time or energy to put towards the people and things that make you happy.

The Anxiety Support Group can give you some relief. By connecting with other people who are experiencing similar issues, you will feel understood, supported, and less isolated by your experience.

What do we do?

Hendersonville Anxiety Support Group

We spend time at the beginning of each session checking in about current stressors and what’s been working/not working over the past week. I then lead the group through a guided meditation, breathing exercise, or basic art activity to practice different ways of grounding ourselves to the present moment. There is a different lesson each week, along with discussions and a simple assignment, worksheet, or project, which helps to practice or integrate the lesson. For examples of several grounding techniques, click here.

What do we talk about?


When do we Meet?

The Anxiety Support Group meets for a 9-week semester, and I ask each member to commit to the full 9 weeks.


Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm 

March 28th to May 23rd 2018

How much does it cost?

I ask each member to commit to the full 9 weeks to help the group build trust and maintain a sense of community.

$40 Registration Fee (non-refundable within 7 days of the start of the group)

$20 per group, payable upon arrival

(I accept cash and all major credit, debit, and HSA cards. Receipts for tax purposes available upon request.)

Where do we Meet?

Groups are held at 307 N Main Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Downtown Hendersonville. Mountain Creative Arts is above McFarlan’s Bakery, in-between the red vending machine and Flat Rock Ciderworks. Ring the bell, and I’ll buzz you in the building. Once you go up the stairs, turn to the right (around the railing), and we’ll be around the corner.

Free parking along Main Street has a three-hour restriction, Monday through Saturday, from 8am to 6pm. So, you should be fine for duration of the group. There are also several paid parking lots around the area. Visit  Downtown Hendersonville’s parking page for the locations..

How do I Sign Up?

Give me a call, or send me an email to schedule your free 30 minute consultation. This is your chance to ask any questions you have about the group, and for me to ensure this group would be a good fit for your needs.

Kara Ashley-Gilmore, LPCA


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I use this newsletter to keep you updated when new groups are forming and to share the topic and activities for each week. I promise not to spam you or share your information. This newsletter is separate from my Art Workshop Newsletter, and is solely used for communicating about the Anxiety Support Group.