My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota. In addition, I also hold my Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling and am a Minnesota approved supervisor. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients and patients diagnosed with mental health disorders in the capacity of an inpatient mental health setting at a hospital and on an outpatient basis at a community mental health center. I also have 8 years of experience establishing, facilitating and maintaining group therapy sessions. I have a wide range of experience with SPMI and SMI diagnoses such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disoder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, etc.
My clinical approach is person-centered therapy. I thoroughly enjoy being on the journey with the client rather than being the driver. None of us have all the answers in life and being able to have someone to bounce ideas off of and gain new perspectives can be beneficial. I enjoy working with clients and helping them identify their own goals in their life and exploring how we can overcome possible barriers together. I also believe it is important to have fun and laugh so sharing jokes or taking time to share a funny experience can also be part of the therapy session. I am truly fortunate to have a career in which I am involved with people allowing themselves to be vulnerable and growing more than they could have ever imagined! I also utilize motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), illness management and recovery, trauma informed care, IDDT/trans-theoretical model and multi-cultural counseling.
Overcoming stigma and stereotypes related to mental illness is also a passion of mine. It takes great courage and vulnerability to make changes within ourselves and I look forward to working with those who are ready for that journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC CC00876
Ashley listens to my concerns and thoughts. I really feel like she sees me as a whole person and helps me think about multiple ideas and solutions for multiple angles. Im really happy I switched therapists to having her.
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 6 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
Ashley is amazing! She is very flexible and understanding when things come up that interfere with a session.
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ashley is so kind and gentle, but provides wonderful reminders when I need them. I am so so lucky to have her as my therapist. <3
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ashley is consistent, timely, supportive, understanding, and attentive. She remembers things I’ve brought up in prior sessions better than I do!
Written on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue
Ashely sent me informative help pieces and walked me through getting to a more realistic view on a past relationship. It’s all part of my journey and I’m glad that I started therapy with Ashley along the way.
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks
I only used BetterHelp for about 3 weeks, and in those Ashley Becker was phenomenal. She replied within a timely manner, acknowledged me and my concerns, and actually had answers and ideas for me. She even reached out to me just to check in. I would recommend her to anyone, especially if you want someone on the more attentive side.
Written on Jun 12, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue