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Path to Synergy



Path to Synergy’s founder – Michael Diettrich-Chastain, currently offers counseling appointments to individuals and couples.   Michael has a passion for working with professionals struggling with anxiety, stress, conflict, depression or anger due to being challenged with the demands of work and life.  Michael also offers coaching for those clients that are interested in developing leadership skills or optimizing a particular area in their life vs. resolving a pain.

Michael’s approach is strengths based, mindful and collaborative.  This means that counseling can help to explore internal and external resources available to you in order to achieve the goals you desire.  Michael will support you in discovering how to apply your current strengths and passions in order to reduce symptoms and become more congruent with your actions and values.

Counseling is one of many ways to work towards a desired change. The therapist’s intention is to provide a safe, confidential space from which client and therapist can work through issues, discuss strategies and explore new ways of living. Although the duration, outcome and content of therapy is hard to predict, it is important that clients understand the potential benefits and risks. Clients could experience new levels of awareness that may cause feelings including but not limited to strength, anxiety, pain, hope, fear, excitement, happiness, confidence and empowerment. Clients may have disruptions or changes in their lives due to experiences in therapy. If serious changes occur, discussion of these changes is encouraged, so that they can be worked through as part of the therapeutic process. Clients are also encouraged to take an active role in therapy.  Path to Synergy supports a client’s direction of therapy as a growth and empowerment model.

Individual and couples therapy is available either in person in Asheville, NC or via distance counseling.  Often times it can be desirable to connect with a counselor via distance counseling to determine if there is a good fit or to remain engaged in even when coming to the office isn’t an option. Path to Synergy offers a HIPAA protected platform for distance services. Distance counseling options include web based chat, web based video, and telephonic counseling. To learn more click here.

Call today for a FREE consult to decide if we are a good fit.  We can be reached at 828-365-6228.

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Cancellation Policy

Please notify your counselor 24 hours in advance should you need to cancel. If you have an emergency, extenuating circumstances will be taken into account. However, failure to notify your counselor within 24 hours will result in a charge of 50% of the rate billed for the appointment missed.