programs-blueChild and Family Therapy

When a child is in crisis, there is no time to waste. The CARING Clinic works with children as young as 3 years old, all the way through adolescence. We partner with their families to address any of behavioral, emotional and mental health concerns.

The CARING Clinic was first developed in 2001 to provide therapy to children in residential care or who were at risk of out-of-home placements. Since then, The CARING Clinic has opened its doors to the general public and has helped thousands of Western North Carolina families find new strength and understanding.

Whether it is behavioral problems at school, anger issues arising from a divorce or loss, or urgent mental health issues such as childhood depression, we are here to help! The CARING Clinic employs over 20 mental health professionals that can provide comprehensive assessments, counseling, and medication management services to children and teens. Located in Asheville, NC, our clinic offers families a friendly, home-like setting.

Child and Family Therapy Specialties:

  • Comprehensive Assessments
  • Psychiatric Consultations
  • Holistic Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Early Childhood Therapy
  • Autism Spectrum
  • ADHD and Behavioral Problems
  • And More

Meet the clinical team


To better serve our community, The CARING Clinic accepts the following health insurance plans: NC Health Choice, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Tricare, 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.


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.

Parents/Guardians: Please complete the Outpatient Referral Form and bring in, fax, mail or email the form to The CARING Clinic’s 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

Physical Address: 50 Reddick Rd, Asheville, NC 28805 (map it)
Mailing Address: PO Box 19113, Asheville, NC 28815

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