Ashley Medford

(LMHC)
Therapist Ashley Medford Photo

About Me

Hello, my name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I hold a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC. My fifteen years of therapeutic experience includes a clinical setting at an inpatient psychiatric hospital that served adolescents and adults, as well as, a university counseling center. I have worked with clients impacted by depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, and relationship challenges affecting their home and work life.

I provide individual counseling, for adults. I believe in a person-centered counseling approach, creating a supportive and encouraging environment for clients. And, motivational interviewing skills, exploring areas with you that might be barriers to change, and considering, together, ways to move through those blocks into places of freedom and hope. Your goals are what are important to me and will be the foundation of our therapeutic journey together. Techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, exploring the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions, are also used in my practice. I have received training in trauma techniques, specifically EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. Trauma-focused therapy helps reduce responses that come from past trauma. I am actively seeking to become fully certified in these modalities.

I have personal experience living abroad for five years. Through those experiences, I developed the value of understanding the complexities that surround cultural identity and family, in cultures different from my own. Additionally, the stigma of mental health counseling continues to exist around the world. I know the courage it takes to step out and ask for help. I hope that together we can explore areas of growth that lead to healing while respecting your cultural values and the unique challenges you might be facing.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #8084 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I feel very good in our sessions and Ashley has had great advice so far.

Written by E.L. on Aug 06, 2021 after counseling with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Ashley helps me explore prt of myself that I didn’t know exists.
She’s very professional, kind and patient whenever I need to take a moment to seek the answers within myself.
In a short time*, I’ve learned more about me than I have all these years trying to figure it out on my own. I still have a long journey, but for the first time I’m quite excited to have someone alongside me with the knowledge, wisdom and expertise to navigate me through it.

Written by C.H. on Jul 27, 2021 after counseling with Ashley for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

This is my first time trying any sort of therapy or counseling. I was pretty nervous to start, but Ashley made me feel very comfortable and welcome. She is a wonderful listener and has given me practical advice to conquer what I'm going through. I strongly recommend her for any situation you're going through.

Written by S.T. on Jul 14, 2021 after counseling with Ashley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

In the month that I have been in counseling with Ashley I have already discovered the root to multiple things that were making my life harder, and that two other therapist never helped me discover. I am so grateful for her patience, understanding and especially for the great questions she asks. I spend a lot of time in my head, so having someone ask specific questions helps me out my thoughts and even feelings into words and to connect the dots. Thank you!