"Courage doesn't happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life." - Shannon Adler.
As a mental health therapist I believe that all individuals strive for success, connection, feelings of acceptance, significance, and respect. However, negative life experiences influence what we do and how we feel in the present moment resulting in feelings of inferiority and inadequacy.
My role as your therapist is to assist in the exploration of your personal story and help uncover sources of distress while helping you develop tools necessary to create a sense of self-worth, confidence, empowerment, and healing.
I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field in various capacities working extensively with adults. My areas of expertise include depression, adjustment issues, adult children of dysfunctional families, anxiety, family of origin issues, military, substance use, trauma, and first responders and their families.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH18705
Ashley is fantastic. I really feel like she understands my concerns and supports my growth. She has helped me take a tough year and turn into a very productive one. I look forward to our sessions and regularly reflect on our conversations.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Ashley is an amazing therapist. There are no words that can accurately describe my gratitude for her help and guidance.
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd
Ashley is the best!!
Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ashley is exceptionally easy to talk to and offers challenging but rewarding input. I was very nervous about completely online therapy but within the first few minutes of our first session I felt more than comfortable to discuss my issues without fear of judgment.
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ashley is an extremely supportive therapist who listens attentively, without judgment and offers concrete advise and solutions. I feel at ease when speaking to Ashley and am very grateful for her help and guidance.
Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Ashely, has been very kind and helpful.
Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue