Therapeutic support for individuals, couples and the entire family.

New Moms, New Parents, New Families


homegrown-homegrown-0077Pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and new parenthood are some of the most intense and powerful experiences of our lives. While often filled with beauty, wonder, and joy, this time of life can also cause challenges for new moms and dads as they reconcile the major changes in their relationships, personal identities, and day­to­day lives. Homegrown Babies offers a wonderful array of classes to inform and prepare new parents for these momentous changes, yet there are times when deeper, more personal support is necessary.

For mothers who are facing big issues in pregnancy, such as recovery from past abuse, body image issues, depression, anxiety, and fears about birth ­ personal counseling can be a transformative tool that helps you regain the full joy and excitement of pregnancy.

Therapeutic support can also ease emotional pain that sometimes results from unexpected birth outcomes, breastfeeding difficulties, and postpartum mood issues ­ providing much needed social support to process and heal. New fathers can also find themselves struggling with integrating their new role as “Dad” and can strongly benefit from counseling help to navigate this new territory with strength and love. Together, new parents may seek couples counseling preventively to be prepared for the emotional ups and downs that are natural with changes in roles, income and communication needs, all while facing at least a few sleepless nights. Once baby arrives, many couples find that a relationship “tune up” with professional counseling support can mean staying allied and in love as new parents through the difficult first years of new parenthood.

Homegrown Babies is delighted to offer professional counseling services by Justina Prenatt, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Justina previously practiced as a direct­ entry midwife and now blends holistic mental health support with her hands ­on experience of working closely with families as a midwife. She offers a unique perspective in service and support to new parents.

Justina provides individual and couples counseling addressing all childbearing year related issues at her conveniently located office in North Asheville. Contact Justina directly for a free consultation to discuss how counseling might bring greater peace and ease to your precious days as a new family. Please call 828.407.0621 or email to get in touch. You can learn more about Justina’s work through her website at

Justina Prenatt


Justina Prenatt, MS, LPCA, NCC is a mother of three and an Asheville­ based therapist supporting Homegrown Babies families with much needed emotional support during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Prior to her work as a counselor she was a long­ time community health advocate and practiced as a direct­ entry midwife, providing holistic care and advocacy for families seeking safe, natural options for their health and wellness needs. Through individual, couples, and group counseling, workshops and classes, Justina provides lively and enriching opportunities to develop healthful lifestyle practices, improve relationships, achieve wellness during the childbearing years, and engage in supportive parenting. Learn more about Justina and the supportive services she offers here

Integrative Psychotherapy for Adolescents & Adults

I work with adolescents and adults dealing with stress/overwhelm/anxiety, self-worth and self-compassion, relationship challenges/boundaries, and life transitions (like relationship changes, job/school changes, changes in living situation, loss, births, etc).  I especially love working with folks who identify as highly empathic around embracing this gift of sensitivity and building a strong sense of self.  My background/training is in Hakomi somatic psychotherapy, neuroscience, Gestalt, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, enneagram, dialectical behavior therapy, and expressive arts.  I am in the process of becoming a Certified Trauma Resiliency Model Practitioner, which is a somatic modality of working with stress and trauma grounded in neuroscience.  I am also a certified life coach and yoga instructor.  I see our life’s challenges as part of our path to expansion and believe that each of us already has everything we need to heal and grow.  My role is to support clients in tapping into their own knowing and capacity to live fully.

Laura Torres

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC


Price Range: $95-$115/session, Accept BCBS Insurance, Several $30-50 sliding scale slots but they are currently full.

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