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Ashley Kingston, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Welcome!

My passion lies in helping people find their authentic selves and to improve their overall well-being. I work with individuals suffering from depression/mood disorders, anxiety, conduct disorders, extreme aggression, personality disorders, trauma/abuse (physical, verbal, sexual, and neglect) PTSD, addiction and substance use, self-harming, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship-issues, and grief. I am a national board-certified counselor and a licensed clinical professional counselor in Montana. My education includes a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in addiction from Walden University.

My primary therapy orientation is person-centered, as a therapist should not tell you what to do or try to direct your life. Think of the proverb: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, and you feed him for life." I will help you learn to solve your own problems, rather than solving them for you. I incorporate some holistic psychotherapy, which fosters wellness by integrating complementary and alternative treatment methods such as, yoga, breathwork, essential oils, and meditation alongside traditional psychotherapy approaches. It has roots in traditional and ancient medicine, as well as non-traditional therapeutic approaches, including energy and spiritual healing. I also use theory and techniques from CBT/TFCBT, DBT, Existential Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Mindfulness, Psychoeducation, and Solution-Focused Therapy among other modalities.

Additionally, I am certified in providing Telehealth Therapy (THTC).

I look forward to helping you in your journey toward wellness!

My practice hours are 9am-2pm Monday-Friday. I generally can respond at least once per morning and once per evening, sometimes more! You can also book a live session with me ahead of time.

Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. If you are thinking about suicide or if you are considering harming yourself or others or if you feel that any other person may be in any danger or if you have any medical emergency, you should immediately call the emergency service number (911 in the US and 999 in the UK) and notify the relevant authorities. Seek immediate in-person assistance. This platform is not designed for use in crisis situations and the counselors cannot provide the assistance required in any of the aforementioned cases. If you are having thoughts of harming yourself please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away, or call, text, or chat 988, to be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.
UK-Non-emergency: 111, Option 2
24/7 Helpline: 116
Shout: Text "DESERVE" TO 85258

If you are in a situation involving domestic violence or relationship abuse:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233). Call the hotline for crisis intervention and referrals to resources, such as women's shelters.
You can also see the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website at https://ncadv.org/resources to find programs that offer shelter and legal support.

Relationship abuse is about one partner having power & control over the other. This can look like physical violence, controlling who someone can talk to, or even what they wear. Understanding the dynamic of power & control can help you ID abuse.



Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Cancer, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MT LCPC BBH-LCPC-LIC-50264

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ashley Kingston. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ashley is a really good listener and what stands out to me is the fact that she remembers things I say - even the small things. This makes me feel really happy. She helps me approach my problems in a reasonable way, and in a way that’s easy to digest and understand. I feel open when talking to her and I genuinely look forward to our meetings each week. I don’t ever feel judged either. I have opened up about some really hard topics which is something I wasn’t able to do with past therapists. I also really like the homework she assigns me, I feel like they’re always on point and help me work on my issues.

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ashley is really awesome! She understands me well and gives me very good tips every time. I have noticed many improvements since I work with her and I always look forward to our sessions :)!

Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

I love having a listener not to judge

Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is absolutely amazing.

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is a wonderful therapist, who actively listens and provides helpful recommendations on how to manage anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to support themselves through therapy.

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Very reassuring and sustains positive outlook throughout the therapy

Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue