I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nevada with almost 10 years of experience working in mental health. I value putting the patient first, and I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, dignity and compassion. I seek to educate patients and their loved ones on mental health and alleviate any stigmatizing labels associated with mental health treatment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, existential and compassion focused therapy, with a focus on mindful body and emotion awareness, mindful self-compassion and radical acceptance. I believe in a person/client centered approach, which focuses on tailoring my approach based on the unique, and individual needs of each patient. It takes courage to seek help with improving your emotional wellbeing and mental health. Together we can work towards achieving a more fulfilling and happier quality of life, and becoming the best version of yourself. My desire is to provide you with all the tools necessary to empower you in achieving your goals.
I really believe in the the effectiveness of the platform due largely to the the excellent mental health tools and resources included with your service. I highly encourage patients to fully utilize some of these unique features that you have full access to:
Groupinars: You have access to scheduled group seminars that cover a variety of mental health and relational topics that may be relevant to your treatment that you can attend as often as you like: https://www.betterhelp.com/groupinars/
Live Sessions: You can meet weekly with your counselor for 45 minutes via live video, phone or chat session, and this too is included with your service. Live sessions are where most of your treatment will take place.
Goals: Together we will create therapy goals and you can update your goals regularly as you progress towards achieving them. This can help improve your confidence and show you what areas you are improving vs. needing more attention.
Worksheets: I will send you worksheets in follow up to our live sessions and throughout the week. These worksheets are more like tools to help you with individually improving your mental and emotional health outside of live sessions. Worksheets are really helpful and will help you with working towards your therapy goals and you can save them so you have them even after therapy is ended.
Journaling: This is a great and effective tool to help you practice mindful awareness and better process your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Your journal entries are private and can only be seen unless you share them with your counselor. If you run into any challenges between sessions and would like feed back, you can share your journal entries with me and I can provide you with feedback.
Messaging: The messaging feature I like to use in the event there is an issue that needs attention between sessions such as scheduling changes or immediate concerns, which you can also mark as URGENT and get a sooner response from your counselor.
These are all very unique feature that most typical counseling/therapy platforms wont necessarily provide you with full access to during treatment. I am excited for you to have a positive therapy experience on your path to healing and wellness and I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems
NC LCSW C010059
NV LCSW 8953-C
Ashley is a kind, empathetic professional who will gently challenge your assumptions about why you may be struggling and will help you find peace in your pain. I'm thankful I had the chance to learn from her.
Written on Nov 25, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
Ashley is amazing! She is kind & listens before speaking. She provides very specific help for whatever we are discussing that week & I would recommend her to anyone & everyone!
Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Ashley is such a nice person and a great listener. She is not judgmental at all and always helps to reach solutions to issues that I may have. She provides good information and “homework” that helps me to understand the issues i may have and how to work through them. I would highly recommend her!
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She is amazing, she can read in between the lines of what you are saying without saying it, if that makes sense. I have dealt with post grad depression and family issues and Ashley really helped me out with making me feel more confident in my boundaries and doing what I need to do for me without regard to others' feelings. She really talked to me like the firm voice in my head that I needed to support me in the unique ways that I deal with things and to be confident and unapologetic about it. She is a great listener and mentor and I highly recommend her as a therapist, you will be eternally grateful :)
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes
Within my first 2 sessions, Ashley made me feel truly heard and helped me start digging in to improve myself and manage some anxiety/stress I’ve been having. She listens and offers advice without judgement and I’ve noticed a huge difference in myself since I began therapy. I would highly recommend Ashley to anyone looking for a therapist!
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes