Janelle Railey

Janelle Railey

Counselor, MA, LPC

53 Arlington St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Janelle views psychotherapy as the development and investigation of a dynamic relationship between therapist and client. Her approach is mindful and collaborative. She is most concerned with understanding the unique concerns of each client and how these concerns impact her clients’ ability to be in relationship to self, others and society. Grounded in Jungian, Somatic, Existential and Contemplative theories her in-depth approach is process-oriented and responds to the unique situation of each individual.

Janelle believes in intrinsic sanity and rather than focusing on pathology she assists her clients in developing an understanding of and compassion for their repetitive (often painful) patterns. She helps her clients explore their presenting issues as they arise in the moment, rather than getting bogged down in historical narratives. Janelle views each therapy session as an opportunity to find interpersonal openings allowing her clients to experience a fresh engagement in life. Therapy with Janelle will never feel prescriptive or rote.

Janelle works with people with all presenting issues and symptoms. She has specialized training in trauma, perinatal issues, fertility issues, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, bipolar, GLBTQ and gender concerns, depression, DBT, MBSR and somatic and yoga therapy.

Janelle runs therapy groups, as well as groups in clinical supervision and Authentic Movement.


  • Years in Practice: 10 +
  • School: Naropa University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 9492 NC


  • Open Path Cost (per session): $30 - $50
  • Accepted Payment Methods:
  • American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Client Focus

  • Gender: All
  • Religious Orientation: Any
  • Age:
    • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
    • Adults
    • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

  • Treatment Orientation:
    • Contemplative
    • Existential
    • Family Therapy
    • Marital Therapy
    • Humanistic
    • Hypnotherapy
    • Jungian
    • Psychodynamic
    • Somatic
  • Modality:
    • Couples
    • Group
    • Individuals
Accepting new clients
Remote therapy available


  • Open Path Sessions
    • Tuesdays at 3:00
      Wednesdays at 10:00

Skills and Expertise

  • Specialties
    • Anxiety or Fears
    • Eating Disorders
    • Depression
  • Issues
    • Addiction
    • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
    • Career Counseling
    • Chronic Pain or Illness
    • Divorce
    • Drug Abuse
    • Infertility
    • Narcissistic Personality
    • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
    • Postpartum depression, pregnancy related
    • Self Esteem
    • Sex Therapy
    • Sexual Addiction
    • Spirituality
    • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mental Health
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Mood Disorders
    • Psychosis
  • Sexuality Gender
    • Gay Issues
    • Transsexual Issues