Affiliate Board Members

Leland “Chip” Baggett, M.A. LPC received an M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from the University of West Georgia in 1977. He has been an active member on the Board of AHP since 1991, having served as president (2001-2002) and later as co-president (2009 – 2011). He is also past president of the North Carolina Mental Health Counselors Association. Chip has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for over thirty years in Asheville, North Carolina, where he integrates humanistic, existential, and archetypal elements into a mindfulness based approach to therapy. He has developed a unique approach to couples work which is presented in his book, “Waking Up Together: An Interactive Practice For Couples”. In 1988 he published a book of poetry, “So Where’s The Dawn”, which depicts the journey of emotional healing after the loss of a relationship. He and his partner, Natalie, love to ground their spiritual journey by tending to their home and property in the country just outside of Asheville, tending to its gardens and communing with the land and wildlife.