“I value empathy and respect in mental health treatment, and I’m happy to work at a facility that shares these values. I find joy in helping residents cope with distress, find meaning, and I provide a space for residents to express creativity by leading art groups.”
Aster started working as Residential Advisor at CooperRiis at Asheville and was soon promoted to Recovery Coach. He also has been a Community Mentor at Elevate Wellness and Recovery and a Mental Health Technician at Lakeside Behavioral Health Center.
Aster attended Warren Wilson College and graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He based his thesis research on the meaning of Spiritual Experiences.
“I like working on creative projects like painting, knitting, or playing video games in my free time. I also find time to ‘nerd out’ about mental health through attending workshops around Decarceration in Mental Health care, Harm Reduction, and Lived Experiences.”
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