Asheville Counseling and Training Services, Inc.

Provider with

BlueCross BlueShield of NC

Mariana has designed and facilitated workshops for the following organizations:

  • Wachovia Bank
  • Montreat College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • North Carolina Baptist Secretaries Association
  • Church at Charlotte
  • Matthews United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Grace Blue Ridge Church
  • Greek Evangelical Church - Corfu, Greece
  • Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church

Mariana works with adults, ranging in age from 18  - 60+ years.  Areas of attention include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety and Depression                                
  • Stage of Life Issues
  • Pre-Marriage and Marriage Relationships
  • Family and Social Relationships
  • Personality and Communication Issues
  • Boundary and Conflict Management
  • Career and Workplace Concerns
  • Grief/Loss

Counseling techniques include verbal exploration of issues, reading pertinent material, engaging a support network, and occasional customized 'homework' assignments such as journaling.

Mariana offers customized design and facilitation of workshops in the following areas:

A Good Marriage Relationship

Would include principles from the biblical book of Ephesians.

Personality, Communication and Conflict

This workshop could focus on four aspects of communication:

Personality, Perspective, Conflict Style, and Problem Resolution. Could include

a personality assessment instrument such as the Keirsey Temperament Sorter or DESA.

Managing Conflict with Love

Includes a focus on understanding conflict styles and forgiveness in relationships.

Identifying, Establishing, and Keeping Boundaries

Could include a video-based discussion on how to establish healthy boundaries in relationships.


Could include the topics of "The Blessing of the 'Job' of Raising Children," "Making Comparisons:  A Sure Road to Discouragement", and "Seeking and Giving Wise Counsel."

Career Exploration

Could include a personalized Career Assessment Inventory.