Welcome! Thank you for considering me as your partner in mental wellness. Together, I trust we can work toward the personal goals you establish. I have counseled individuals for 28 years in a variety of settings, utilizing client-centered care that recognizes human commonality and uniquity. I strive to empathically understand the root cause of pain to help transform negative patterns arising from trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship conflict, and medical issues. My clinical approaches include research-based practices like Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as holistic options recognized in integrative care. I appreciate your taking this first step in the therapeutic process of learning about me; now, I'd like to learn about you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C003754
Ashlea is kind, empathetic, insightful, and has a wonderful flexibility to her approach. She’s been a godsend to me, and really helped me focus on the things I can control and identify the things I can work on. She’s dynamic in her approach when there’s an opportunity to process unresolved issues we identify in our sessions. She’s pragmatic and offers support in brainstorming and identifying resources for lots of problems.
Written on Apr 09, 2023 after therapy with Ashlea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ashlea is wonderful. I've just started with her and she makes me feel at ease and asks the difficult questions.
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Ashlea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ashlea has been very helpful and professional. She is prompt and has sent me work sheets and questionnaires for me to explore between sessions. The sessions are productive and helpful in expanding my understanding. I feel more at ease. I highly recommend her as a therapist and I plan to continue seeing her.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Ashlea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I had sessions with Ashlea for just over a year, and it was without a doubt one of the best things I have done for myself. Seeing her weekly became an incredibly safe space for me, and her ability to know exactly what I was going through and make me understand the causes and consequences of how I felt improved my mental health significantly. Coming from a past of a lot of therapy, which I never found useful, I was very hesitant to start seeing Ashlea, but the tools I picked up have quite frankly changed my life.
Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Ashlea for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
She is everything I wanted in a therapist and more. She is understanding of what I'm comfortable discussing and never makes me feel rushed to talk, and she was able to provide a different type of therapy (EDMR) that I had not heard of but helped more than I could have guessed.
Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Ashlea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Ashlea really listens in a respectful way and offers great insight. She makes me think about things in a different light when another perspective can be helpful, and I've found this to be really refreshing. She also remembers a lot of detail about things we've spoken about in the past and this really helps foster the trust.
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Ashlea for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes