Hi! My name is Ashleigh. I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor. I hold licenses in the states of Ohio, Idaho, Nebraska, and Washington. I have over 16 years experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I have worked in private practice, crisis center, hospital and school settings. I have the most counseling experience in areas of depression, anxiety, couples therapy, identity issues, grief/loss, eating disorders/dysmorphia, family therapy and stress management.
My style of counseling is a CBT, client centered, and solution-focused. I believe in providing a safe environment as a way to encourage open communication. I will walk alongside my clients to help empower them to help themselves feel better, find hope, and reach goals.
Here is some personal information about me: I have been married for 16 years and we have 2 young children. I was born and raised in small town Ohio, but our family recently moved to SW Florida for my husband's career. I wanted to become a counselor after the experience I had in counseling during college. As a freshman, I had an extremely difficult time coping with being away from my family and the added pressure of school, working, and being an athlete. I became anxious, withdrawn, lost my appetite, and could not sleep. My counselor helped me overcome my anxiety and improve my health and refocus. Today I cope with stress through exercise, going to the beach, long showers, and talking openly with my spouse and closest friends.
Even before Covid-19, I left my in-person practice and decided to enter the world of online counseling. I think it is a great option for those with busy schedules, lack of transportation, a transient life-style, no babysitting, or those who feel more comfortable emailing, texting, or chatting virtually.
I would be honored to help you establish and reach your goals to create a healthier you!
Contact me today so we can get started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NE LIMHP 3022
OK LPC 10809
OH LPCC E.0030878
ID LCPC LCPC-8792
Ashleigh is a great support in my life. She listens attentively and offers very realistic solutions to problems and always having the clients best interests at heart. She has been a real gift to me every since I started counselling with her!
Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Ashleigh for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Ashleigh is absolutely amazing. She's help me in more ways than I can count, supported me when I needed it, pushed me when applicable, and done everything to accommodate timing an schedule. Couldn't be happier with Better Help and Ashleigh!
Written on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Ashleigh for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ashleigh is great
Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Ashleigh for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
You are above my expectations for counseling. You are a blessing to me and I thank you very much. I also thank God that he paired us together. Amen
Written on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Ashleigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
You can tell Ashleigh really has a joy and a Passion for what she does, I always feel like I'm speaking to a dear friend or family member, I feel heard and I feel that i'm always moving forward alittle bit after every session. She has a fun, kind, and genuine personality. I was working through, social anxiety, unworthiness, and lack of self confidence. And Ashleigh has helped me tremendously in moving through those challenges, im feel ive taken my power back and my family has seen a positive change in me as well! She is very strong in so many areas, I Would highly recommend.
Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Ashleigh for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
She’s awesome. I’ve only spoken through video chat 1x but really feel comfortable with her. She helped me set some small goals and just with that support I feel I had a much better week. I want to continue to work with her and learn to get myself out of this dark hole. I feel like I have a coach in my pocket with the ability to text or reach out at any time. This is such a good tool for people that struggle. So much better than doing the traditional counseling approach.
Written on Jan 17, 2021 after therapy with Ashleigh for 2 weeks