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For Students

We can assist students with multiple obstacles to help them achieve success and well-being while in school.


Evaluation to determine the need to testing accommodations – We can evaluate individuals for AD/HD, learning disabilities, and other problems that can interfere with academic success. We can provide a comprehensive, detailed evaluation report that will enable students to receive special accommodations in school. We ensure our evaluation reports meet Appalachian State University’s criteria to enable students to receive accommodations.


Evidence-based therapy for students with depression and anxiety – Depression and anxiety can interfere with academic success and with social life. Let us help you to overcome these problems to achieve your full potential


Test anxiety – Don’t let test anxiety keep you from getting grades you can be proud of. Let us help you reduce or eliminate negative effects of test anxiety with proven techniques.

Social anxiety  – This problem can be stifling in a college setting. Mentor Behavioral Healthcare clinicians can arm you with coping strategies so you can enjoy every aspect of college, including classes, parties, and group living.

Isolation – Students can easily become overwhelmed and feel very alone. Our treatment can reduce obstacles that prevent academic success and long-lasting friendships.

Therapy for Men-  Sometimes guys need to talk to another a male who understands. Some of the issues that bring men into therapy are:  anxiety and depression, stress, rejection, sexual problems, sleep problems, career struggles and so on.

Note – Services offered above are in no way a guarantee of positive results. Effects of treatment vary based on the individual, their environment, mode of treatment, and their relationship with their therapist.


App State CampusSchedule an Appointment

Please e-mail  us or give us a call to schedule an appointment. We will want to talk with you to make sure we can provide individualized treatment that will meet your needs. We will also collect basic information from you and discuss fees. Most health insurance plans include mental health treatment in their benefits. We will work with you the best we can to ensure you get the help you need. We look forward to seeing you in our office located at 249 Wilson Dr Ste 5 Boone NC.

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Anxiety and Panic Relief

Progressive muscle relaxation is a non-pharmacological method of deep muscle relaxation, based on the premise that muscle tension is the body’s psychological response to anxiety-provoking thoughts and that muscle relaxation blocks anxiety. Wikipedia.

Depression and Anxiety stem unhealthy thinking patterns the link below can assist with tracking negative thoughts and starting the process of turning them into healthy thoughts. This is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exercise which pairs work well during individual therapy

Co-dependency (not a clinical diagnosis) is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive. The disorder was first identified about ten years ago as the result of years of studying interpersonal relationships in families of alcoholics. Co-dependent behavior is learned by watching and imitating other family members who display this type of behavior. These behaviors are often discovered in college since this is the first lengthy time away from home. Co-Dependency can create very real problems in interpersonal relationships. Individual therapy can be helpful in learning new patterns of behavior.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.

It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.  (National Institute of Mental Health)
Cognitive Processing Therapy is one of the most common treatments for PTSD. This treatment has been used to help Military / Veterans recover and move toward a new better life. Mentor provides treatment for PTSD. We take referrals directly from the VA through the Tri-West program. Additionally we will be able to Take Tri-Care/ Humana Military very soon.

At times children and Teens also suffer from PTSD symptoms. Ashley McKinney is a Nationally Certified Trauma -Focused  Cognitive Behavioral Theraptist and does welcome the change to help children / teens recover from trauma.

TF-CBT Certified Therapists