THISTLE + THRIVE provides perinatal, birth, and postpartum services to women and families in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Combining years of education, experience, training, and a passion for serving others, THISTLE + THRIVE is owned and operated by Emily Jamison, a licensed clinical social worker, trained birth doula, and perinatal loss doula.

THISTLE + THRIVE seeks to join you in your story, providing nonjudgmental support and encouragement along the way. We hope to address the emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental challenges that face women and families before, during, and after the transition to parenthood.

We consider it a great honor and a high calling to be invited into this chapter in the story of families' lives. Thank you for considering us!

Emily Jamison lives in Asheville with her husband and three children. She holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (Bachelor's Degree in Psychology + Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies) as well as UNC-Charlotte (Master's Degree in Social Work), is licensed under the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board (license #C009672), and is currently pursuing doula certification under DONA. She completed doula training with Chama Woydak, LCCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) in March 2017, and bereavement doula training with Sherokee Ilse in February 2017.