Welcome! I want to commend you for taking the step to explore therapy as an option. I know this is no small feat, especially if you’re battling the idea that therapy is seen as a weakness and not a solution. I assure you; therapy can be a valuable and useful tool for your life. So again, I welcome you.
To me, therapy really comes down to two people in a room building a foundation of trust. I promote an environment of engagement, reflection, and growth. My goal is to help you understand yourself and understand that you are more than what has happened to you. You are far greater than your worst day.
I believe that therapy is a space of non-judgment, a space for bouncing around new ideas, a space for creating solutions, and a space for forming a better relationship with oneself.
I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Neuro-Psychology, gaining an understanding of the connections between our bodies, our minds, and our behavior. I earned my Master of Science in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill University, embracing the idea that everyone can live a healthier, more fulfilling life no matter the hardships they’ve been forced to endure. My therapeutic style is eclectic and depends on the needs of the person I’m working with because every patient is unique. I have almost a decade of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings working with severe trauma and crisis in both children and adults. My experience this past decade has included being a residential counselor, therapist, and Assistant Director at a mental health crisis program for many years. I also have experience working in the clinical trial world, linking person-centered mental health care with safe and effective medication to improve wellness and quality of life for individuals suffering from mental illness.
I have had the opportunity to work with clients with anxiety disorders (OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc.), depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse, co-occurring substance abuse/mental health diagnoses, relationship conflicts, bereavement, and behavioral diagnosis.
Grief and Loss
Trauma and Stress Disorders
Thank you for considering therapy and remember:
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. -Maya Angelou
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , First Responder Issues , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Multicultural Concerns , Sexual Assault and Abuse Read more...
Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC011771 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Ashley has been my first experience with any therapist and I'm glad i finally took the leap of Faith to regularly talk to a therapist. My sessions have helped me see things I didn't see before and expand my hopes even on my bad days.
Ashley is patient, kind, and honest! Exactly what I need!
Ashley is a compassionate listener and non-judgemental. I would recommend her to anyone experiencing grief
My first time doing therapy and Ashley is marvelous! She gives me concrete and honest feedback in a calming and informative way. She has documents, references, and worksheets handy to help guide me through my personal journey. Highly recommended!
Ashley is able to forge meaningful connections quickly. Her focus on growth allows for meaningful conversations to lead to impactful realizations. She is constantly learning and shares her knowledge is an easy to understand and helpful way.
She's wonderful. She meets me where I am, and empowers me to take control of my own story and how I choose to share it. After decades of stumbling to phrase myself in ways other therapists could understand, it's so freeing to have someone like Ashley.
Ashley is so helpful. She is not just excellent at reading a situation to provide excellent advice, she follows up to make sure you are making steady progress.
She’s very knowledgeable and passionate in her job.
Ashley was an incredible listener. Even over the phone you could sense how much she truly cared, which is so hard to find in a therapist.