A Safe Place Empowerment Network


ASPEN is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a safe place for individuals and families dealing with Mental Health and Substance Use.  We do this by providing “judgement and barrier free environment which will help in evolve and become their true authentic self.   We strive to help people put their pieces back together. 


Our vision is to improve the lives of those living with mental illness and provide emotional wellness for individuals and families as we strive to deliver services and support necessary to improve the quality of life for living with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Core Values

Compassion * Acceptance * Respect * Empowerment * Sincerity


Compassion toward the community we serve.


Acceptance of everyone’s right to compassionate care.


Respect of everyone’s unique path toward their own healing.


Empowerment for everyone to have a voice and participate in their own care.


Sincerity in how we treat each other every day.

What We Do!

Outpatient Support Services


One – To – One Counseling

Substance Use Groups

NA Meetings

Referrals to Housing & Employment

Mental Health Counseling

Our Approach

Our approach is a multi-disciplinary approach in treating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. We do this by providing case management, one-to-one psychotherapy, education around mental health and substance abuse, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by substance abuse and mental illness will be empowered to build better lives.

About Us

ASPEN is comprised of caring, dedicated, and mission driven individuals working toward the common goal of helping those with mental and behavioral health issues. Our primary objectives are providing quality mental health services, educating the public, engaging those in need of support, and advocating for those who are unable to advocate for themselves.

Our services are provided remotely, allowing individuals the convenience and comfort to connect with mental health professionals from any location, at any time. Each person participating in one or more program, therefore, has the ability to sustain support and treatment, as well as continued education and awareness.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Dr. Wanda Jones

Executive Director

Embrace the Power of Reinvention!

It is A Positive Journey Worth Taking

-Self Growth

-Embrace Change

-Keep Moving Forward

-Be Your Best Self




-Daily Affirmations


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Contact Information

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Phone: (704) 498-8898

Fax: (704) 802-1631

260 West Main Avenue, Suite A, Gastonia, NC 28052