Schedule An Appointment


I am happy to offer free thirty minute consultations. This initial meeting is a chance for us to get to know each other better. If we find that we are not a good fit for each other, I will offer to provide you with a referral for another therapist who may be better able to serve you.

My fee for a 60 minute session is $100. I accept cash, checks, HSAs, and all major debit and credit cards.

I also offer a sliding scale through The Open Path Collective.

Insurance Information

I am not an in-network provider for any insurance company.  However, as a licensed counselor, most insurance companies will consider me an out-of-network provider, and may cover a portion of our session. I am happy to provide you with a form you can send in to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. You will be responsible for the fee at the time of our appointment, and, depending on your plan, a certain percentage of that may be paid to you by your insurance company.

I encourage you to call the number on the back of your insurance card to ask about your “out of network” benefits, so there aren’t any financial surprises. I will give you a receipt at the end of each session which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


It is helpful if you complete these forms before our first session:

Professional Disclosure Statement

Authorization for Release of Information

Art Release Form

Minor Waiver

We will complete the Client Demographics and History form together during our first session.




Schedule your free 30 minute initial consultation.

Kara Ashley-Gilmore, LPCA

Phone: 828-595-3847


307 N Main Street, Ste. 9-10

Downtown Hendersonville, NC 28792

(In the McFarlan Bakery Building, between 3rd and 4th Avenues)