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Ashley Mcguffee, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and board approved supervisor (LPC-S), governed by the LOUISIANA Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners #3997. I earned a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2002. I have been licensed since 2007. I enjoy working with all age groups from age 2-elderly clients. I am comfortable working in individual settings and group settings. I have received continuing education in telehealth (ecounseling). The conditions I have the most experience in treating include depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, relationship/family issues, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD, OCD, eating disorder, PTSD, childhood and adult trauma, comorbid health conditions, and various addictions. As a parent of 3 children, I am able to empathize with struggles of today's unique generation of parents. I am a christian and enjoy including faith-based therapy if you are okay with that.
My therapeutic approach would best be described as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with "a touch of Solution Focused Therapy." CBT is powerful in creating newer, positive thought patterns that can change your life. I am an experienced CBT therapist. I often give homework assignments often worksheets that BetterHelp provides designed to reinforce techniques taught in sessions, so that you can generalized these skills more quickly and easily so that you may not need me forever. My therapy is strength based, unlocking your own potential!
As a disclaimer, I must tell you that I CAN and WILL break confidentiality in the following situations: abuse or neglect to child, abuse or neglect to elder, suicidal or homocidal, and I also have duty to warn. I uphold the ethics set in the LA LPC Board of Examiners code of ethics. In addition, when counseling children or teens, I reserve the right to inform the guardian if I think their is danger to their child. Before breaking confidentiality in the latter circumstance, I uphold my duty to consult with another professional unless their is immediate danger.
Therapy is not a sign of weakness! It is a sign of STRENGTH. Let me help you build on your strengths to assist you in becoming a healthier you! Thank you for reading about me and BLESS you during your times of struggle.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, 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), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

LA LPC 3997

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ashley Mcguffee. 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 great. She’s been a great help to me and I love our sessions. She’s put me in a positive mood each time we talk.

Written on Nov 01, 2018 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Wonderful woman very nice and she helped me a lot even though we only had a little bit of time.

Written on Oct 04, 2018 after therapy with Ashley for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Super nice lady really helping me in this difficult time really making a difference already. Highly recommended.

Written on Sep 24, 2018 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Professional and very nice and understanding also has a funny personality. She makes you feel comfortable.

Written on Sep 23, 2018 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt

Ashley is by far the best councillor I have ever had! She is so lovely, she put me right at ease from the very first session and helped me so much! Thank you so much Ashley!!

Written on Sep 17, 2018 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

She offered generous and sincere advice while providing a scientific approach. I felt constantly that my concerns and emotions were heard.

Written on Aug 30, 2018 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career