programs-blueThe CARING Clinic

Who We Are

CARING for Children first opened the ACE program (Assessment-Counseling-Education) in 2001. Since then, the outpatient mental health clinic has helped thousands of Western North Carolina residents find strength, understanding, and healing by providing quality services and personalized care.

The program was originally developed to serve CARING for Children’s young clients, but now provides services to both youth and adults. Over the years, The CARING Clinic has become a valuable resource in our local community. The CARING Clinic is open to the public and has over 20 mental health professionals that provide comprehensive assessments, counseling, and medication management services to children, families, and adults in a friendly, home-like setting.

Who We Serve

Children, Families and Individual Adults are welcome! We are currently accepting new patients for outpatient counseling, comprehensive assessments, consultations, and medication management with therapy services. See referral form and instructions at the bottom of this page.

In addition, we offer integrated, in-house services through Asheville Pediatric Associates and Asheville Children’s Medical Center and work with local school systems to bring mental health services into our community!


To better serve our community, The CARING Clinic accepts the following health insurance plans: NC Health Choice, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Health Smart, Medcost and HealthScope (Mission Hospital Employees Only). We accept Medicaid through the following MCO’s: Partners Behavioral Health and Smoky Mountain Health Center.

Types of Services

The CARING Clinic provides mental health services for children and adults including professional counseling and therapy, comprehensive assessments, and psychiatric consultations. We only provide medication management services to clients who are actively engaged in therapy with a CARING clinician/therapist.

We specialize in:

Our Clinical Team

The CARING Clinic employs an experienced staff Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and a team of over 20 professional therapists throughout Western North Carolina to help meet our patient’s needs. These caring professionals work together to ensure that you and your family receive knowledgeable and personalized attention that makes a meaningful difference in your therapy. Meet our team!


Referral Application

To make a referral to The CARING Clinic, please complete our Outpatient Referral Form and fax, mail or bring it into our office.

Patients or Parents/Guardians: Please complete the Outpatient Referral Form and bring in, fax, mail or email the form to Clinical Office Manager Christine Farmer at

Outside Agency Referrals and Medical Providers: Please complete the Outpatient Referral Form and include the most recent PCP and/or Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (if available). Fax or deliver forms to our office. Per HIPPA Regulations, do not email these forms.

Completion of the referral form does not guarantee admission into The CARING Clinic or any CARING for Children program.


Contact Us

Main Office: 50 Reddick Rd, Asheville, NC 28805 (map it)
Satellite Office: 1197 Greenville Hwy., Suite 26 & 27, Hendersonville, NC 28792  (map it)
Mailing Address: PO Box 19113, Asheville, NC 28815

Appointments and Referrals:
P: (828) 298-0186
Fax: (828) 298-4870