I love people’s stories.

They usually come to me all wadded up like a tangled mass of yarn. I enjoy helping people tease out the strands so they can make sense of their story, make sense of themselves and of life. It’s not an easy process, but it is incredibly beautiful and undeniably liberating.

I’m Adina Arden Cooper, Licensed Professional Counselor, Integrative Health Coach, artist, writer, mother, healer, spiritual seeker, explorer of mind and mystery…

I’ve been helping people professionally for over twenty years. 

My journey of self-actualization began early in childhood. I’ve been discovering how to wield the superpower of sensitivity my entire life. Though it took me a while to realize it, I’ve always been on a path of compassion. I’m here to serve.

I grew up in Western New York but have lived in Asheville, North Carolina since 1999.

I appreciate how threads of my story relate to the stories of my clients, which also interlace with each other. There is a magical interconnectedness that weaves us all together. I’m amazed by the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity for struggle to transform into strength.

No matter what your story, you can still create the happy ending you deserve.

It’s my sincere honor to support the process.


B.A. English Literature/Photography, SUNY Buffalo (1997)

MA.Ed Counseling, Western Carolina University (2003)

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (2006)

Integrative Health Coaching certification, Duke Integrative Medicine (2020)

National Board Certified Teacher (2012)

Accredited Triple P Parenting Program Facilitator (2017)

Additional certifications: Life Coaching, Art Therapy, EMDR

“Stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each.”

~Neil Gaiman


I love bizarre art, especially if it’s interactive.

I have a dream to someday be a tattooed old lady reading Tarot for weary travelers at a roadside attraction.

I’m half Israeli/half I-have-no-clue because my mother was adopted.

I get super nostalgic about the 90s.

If I could choose a superpower it would be shapeshifting.

I’m a Libra. Moon in Aquarius. Cancer rising.

I’ll sometimes buy Lucky Charms “for the kids” (they’re magically delicious!) 

You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.

You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.

You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.

You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.

You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice.

– Pablo Neruda











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