ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 16, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s a feat she never thought possible, but one she accomplished anyway. When Lauren Woodard, LCSW, owner, Bloom Consulting and Counseling, placed second in the psychologist/counselor, health and wellness category in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2016 reader poll, she was simultaneously thrilled and stunned.

Lauren Woodard, LCSW
“I started the business on a part-time basis in August of 2015, but just opened my doors, full-time, to the general public this past March. I had absolutely no expectation of even placing in the category,” Woodard says. “I’m honored and humbled.”

The Best of WNC poll asks readers to vote for their favorite business in a variety of categories. Woodard adds that what surprised her most was the fact that people had to write her name in – it was not a multiple choice kind of poll where you could simply check a box.

“That’s what really threw me for a loop,” she says. “Enough people knew me and my business and actually took the time to write me in.”

Woodard is excited about what the future has to bring and looks forward to serving the community just like they have done for her.

About Bloom Consulting and Counseling:
Bloom Consulting and Counseling works with teens, young adults and adult clients to help them work through issues surrounding anxiety, depression, coping skills, life adjustment and chronic illness.

Lauren Woodard has a B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a master’s in social work from Western Carolina University. She is a fully licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in North Carolina and also worked as a social worker in Washington, D.C. for several years. Today, she is happy to call Asheville her home.

Bloom Consulting and Counseling accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, out-of-network and private pay.

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About Mountain Xpress:
Since 1994, Mountain Xpress has been western North Carolina’s source for community news and arts and culture coverage. Its mission is to build community and strengthen democracy by serving an active, thoughtful readership at the local level — where the impact of citizen action is greatest. It estimates more than 75,000 readers per week. The Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll has been around for more than two decades.

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Lauren Woodard, LCSW
of Bloom Consulting and Counseling

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