Marit Weikel, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

My name is Marit D. Weikel. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach from Wellcoaches, Inc. Prior to starting Weikel Health and Wellness I worked at the world renowned Duke Diet and Fitness Center as a behavioral health clinician and lifestyle coach. There I gained expertise in weight management and health promotion.  Since 2006 I have coached and counseled several hundred diverse individuals in support of weight management, lifestyle change and health promoting behaviors. In 2014 I joined the supportive team at Mission Weight Management where, as a behavioral health clinician, I helped patients understand and integrate the psychological, emotional and behavioral changes that accompany bariatric surgery. In 2019 I left Mission to build my private practice where I continue to support both surgical and non-surgical individuals wanting to reclaim their life.

They come for assistance and guidance.  They stay because of the relationship.

Clients are drawn to work with me because of my background, intelligence and experience.  They stay with me because of my warmth, acceptance, encouragement, humor and support.  When you have a hard time accepting where you are at any given point in the change process, you can find strength in my consistent positive regard, alternative perspective and modeling of acceptance.  I am here for you.


How Counseling Works

I provide counseling services either in person at my Asheville office or by secure video. Currently, I am in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, MedCost and Aetna. I recommend you check with your insurance company to verify coverage.

How Coaching Works

While I am based out of North Carolina, my client base extends both nationally and internationally. I offer services via phone and secure video option.  These are popular alternatives if you already feel pressed for time. No traffic.  No time off from work.  Just you and me addressing what is important to you at a time that is convenient for your schedule.
If you are interested in learning more, please email me at I will be in touch with you to help you determine the service that will best meet your needs.

Licensure, Certifications and Affiliations

Licensed Professional Counselor
The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Wellcoaches, Inc.

National Certified Counselor
National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc.

Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


Wellcoaches Coach-in-Practice Member.