graduate counseling interns

Free and low-cost sessions are available with our graduate students.

Caroline Van Nort


Caroline Van Nort

Hi everyone! I am a graduate counseling student in the Clinical Mental Health Program at Appalachian State University. I am also a student of the Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate program. Thank you for taking a moment to visit this webpage and read about my academic background and counseling philosophy.

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from N.C. State in May of 2016 with minors in both plant biology and horticulture. My passion for counseling grew as quickly as the plants in the sunny greenhouse. In undergraduate school, I volunteered in horticultural therapy and discovered just how healing applied therapies can be for individuals and groups. That is why person-centered expressive arts therapy is foundational for my practice as a counselor. Expressive arts therapy emphasizes the process of creating, rather than the product.

As a person-centered counseling student, I honor each individual’s own resourcefulness. Existential therapy also spills into my work because I believe in the importance of choices in life, each person’s search for meaning, figuring out separateness and togetherness, and the exploration of living and dying. I hope to help individuals and couples explore these topics and move toward their holistic wellbeing.

I am currently a student member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC). I am also a member of the North Carolina Counseling Association and the N.C. division of ASERVIC. I am open to exploring spiritual and religious concerns and experiences in a client-centered fashion.

Thank you for reading and I hope to meet with you soon!