Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. Your decision to begin therapy marks an exciting time of self-exploration and positive change. My specialties include working with people seeking help with depression, worries and anxieties, and with those seeking helpful changes in their lives and relationships. I welcome you here as you read about my background and style of therapy. Also, you may wish to scroll to the link to articles on topics of interest at the bottom of the page.
About Judy Figura
It has been my joy to be in the counseling field for the past 25 years, working in a variety of settings. Most recently, for the past 10 + years, I had the privilege of working with the fantastic group of clients and colleagues at Rock Landing Psychological Group --a private practice office in Newport News, VA.
The opportunity to move to Asheville was an impossible one to refuse, and since summer 2013 I have enjoyed the beauty and vibrancy of this community, while beginning a counseling office in the downtown Ravenscroft Suites.
Earlier parts of my career were in service at various organizations, working with women and men, children, teens and seniors. I have worked with community mental health, health facilities, and crisis intervention. My values have always embraced a deep respect for all, inclusive of all cultures, religious and spiritual beliefs, and styles of loving partnerships.
I hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Norfolk State University, received in 1997. Currently, I am licensed by the states of both North Carolina and Virginia as as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
My Style of Therapy and Services Offered
Challenging times and periods of crisis happen in the lives of us all. As we seek healing through the dark times, we may be surprised to discover that valuable insights and deepened wisdom for living are made available to us at such crossroads. It has been my experience that many people find therapy to be a useful tool in this process.
In the confidential and non-judgmental space of our work together, my clients find a safe environment where there is support for processing emotions, mental patterns and experiences of life. I am continually in awe of this process which so often leads to greater peace, confidence, and meaning in the lives of those with whom I work.
I enjoy working with clients through diverse stages of life, from adolescence to the octogenarian years. Many of my clients choose therapy to help them through a difficult life transition, or to help with an emotional or relationship difficulty. Through the work of therapy, new skills and patterns of living are learned, and new insights are gained. It is exciting to know that these insights often involve increased awareness of inner strengths, in addition to a clearer understanding of the problems being faced.
(If you are interested in the different techiniques of therapy I use, please click on the Types of Therapy tab.)
Over the years of my work as a therapist, I have had the amazing privilege to witness the process of therapy helping clients learn to access their own inner capacity to heal, grow and flourish through all stages of life. I am deeply grateful to those who have trusted me in the past through a time of difficulty. I maintain a deep intention to always honor the trust of those who choose to enter therapy with me, now and in the future.
You are welcome to contact me for a free consultation.
My office is located at 29 Ravenscroft Drive, Suite 204 in Downtown Asheville.
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