About Biltmore Psychological Services

Biltmore Psychological Services provides numerous clinical services designed to help each client with their specific needs. This is accomplished through traditional psychotherapy in addition to comprehensive psychological assessment.

Psychological assessment is a series of tests that utilize a combination of many different psychological techniques to develop hypotheses about the individual and their cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. Biltmore Psychological Services offers full integrative batteries, which assess an individual’s cognitive ability, academic achievement, interpersonal style, coping strategies, potential psychopathology, and overall strengths and weaknesses.

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Hello. My name is Dr. Carlyn Daubs…

I am a licensed psychologist in North Carolina. I earned a Masters of Science and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. I am the founder and director of Biltmore Psychological Services. Prior to my current position, I specialized in therapeutic treatment of adults, adolescents, and children at therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness therapy programs, community clinics, and university counseling centers. I also have developed and implemented therapeutic programming and multiple residential treatment programs.

I specialize in psychological assessments for school aged children, adolescents, and adults. My professional values include empathic understanding, an emphasis on the whole person, comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, and professional and expedient service. In my spare time I enjoy running, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family!

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Hello. My name is Dr. Jessica Duncan…

Dr. Duncan earned her PhD in Combined-Integrated Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the University of South Alabama and her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Dr. Duncan has high-level graduate training in psychological assessment and therapy in multiple settings, including forensic, juvenile, hospital, and outpatient settings. Dr. Duncan was also selected to participate in a federal research grant designed to reduce community violence utilizing an interdisciplinary and trauma-informed approach.

Dr. Duncan recently completed her predoctoral internship at a forensic psychiatric hospital. She received extensive training in comprehensive psychological, neuropsychological, and risk assessments. Prior to entering graduate school, Dr. Duncan worked for an educational consulting firm and provided interventionist services for adolescents entering wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools, and residential treatment centers.

Dr. Duncan’s professional experiences have fostered a growing specialization in comprehensive psychological assessment for adolescents and adults grounded in evidence-based practice, trauma-informed care, and cultural sensitivity.

During her spare time, Dr. Duncan enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, and caring for her pets and multitude of plants. She has recently relocated to Asheville, North Carolina to join Biltmore Psychological Services and share her wealth of knowledge and experience with the clients under our care. Dr. Duncan is a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist working under the supervision of Dr. Carlyn Daubs until she obtains independent licensure.

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Hello. My Name is Dr. Monisha Berkowski…

Monisha Berkowski, MA, Ph.D., LP is currently a Licensed Psychologist in the state of North Carolina. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Detroit Mercy. She completed her APA-accredited internship at Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital in western North Carolina. Dr. Berkowski specializes in the assessment and treatment of people with serious and persistent mental illness and severe personality disorders. She has a wide variety of experience in psychological assessment, including diagnostic evaluations, personality assessment, psychoeducational testing, neuropsychological screening, and violence risk assessment. Dr. Berkowski has previously published research in the area of childhood trauma. Outside of her job, she enjoys hiking, cooking, backpacking through Latin America, and spoiling her dogs.