Counseling and Wellness
"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and joy--the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."
Thank you so much for taking the time to time to visit Aspire Counseling and Wellness. Life isn't always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life's more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.
We specialize in treating children, teens, individuals, couples and families. Our goal is to help ourd clients identify and explore the issues and conflicts which brought them to therapy, to discover and reconnect to their inherent strengths and resources, and to restore a sense of resiliency as they meet the challenges in their lives.
Meet the Counseling Staff
Kari Overcash, LMFT
My name is Kari Overcash and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with almost a decade of experience working in the mental health field. I received my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University.
I provide counseling services to individuals, couples and families experiencing a large variety of problems and disorders. My specialties include those experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, family concerns, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, stressful life changes, parenting issues, relationship conflict and divorce recovery. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy when working with clients.
I offer individual outpatient psychotherapy appointments and accept most major insurance plans. These include, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA) and Medcost. I also accept self-pay clients as well.
Outside of my work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, and our two son's Mason and Braydon, my family and friends. I love to read a good book and travel when I can.
Abbey Luhrs, LMFTA
My name is Abbey Luhrs and I'm an Associate Level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota and my Bachelor Degree in Social and Sport Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I provide counseling services to children, teenagers, individuals, families and couples. My specialties include depression, anxiety, life transitions including grief/loss, family dynamics, self-esteem issues and performance/sport work. When working with clients I pull from multiple theoretical orientations including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. I meet my client's where they're at, validating their experiences while empathetically challenging them to help achieve their therapeutic goals.
Outside of work I love to spend time outdoors with my dog, watch and coach sports, travel and try new things. I recently relocated to Charlotte from Minneapolis and am excited to see all of the great things North Carolina has to offer!
Jennifer Byczek, LCSWA
Hello! My name is Jenny Byczek. I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Ohio, and an Associate Level Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-A) in the state of North Carolina. I received my Bachelor's in Sociology from John Carroll University and my Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University.
I specialize in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing various mental health disorders, such as Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar, and Depression. Utilizing Evidence-Based Practice Interventions and Psychotherapy, including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Play Therapy, I work with each of my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals and support their individualized needs in a healthy, ethical manner. I place heavy emphasis on building rapport and encompassing a safe, secure environment for my clients to learn, grow, and succeed on their life journey.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, Nick, and our two pets. We have a Goldendoodle named Theo and a kitten whose name is Nado. We recently relocated to North Carolina from Ohio. I am an adventurous soul who loves to travel, explore new places, meet new people, and experience different cultures. I also love practicing self-care, being outdoors, and staying connected with friends and family.
We provide individual therapy for many concerns including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, relational concerns, self-esteem issues, and addiction.
Are you having communication issues in your relationship, healing from infidelity, or feeling disconnected from your partner? We can work to find happiness with your partner and find balance in your relationship again.
We can work to strengthen communication skills in your family, help to resolve conflict, and work through any barriers that may be holding you back from living your best life.
Insurance and Rates
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)
If your insurance is not listed or you're uninsured, we may still be able to offer you a variety of psychological services. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.