I am licensed to provide mental health counseling in Iowa and Nebraska. I earned my Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling in 2012. I have helped clients with a variety of issues in different therapeutic settings over the past 11 years. I have counseled children, adolescents, and adults as well as provided individual, group, and family therapy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting struggles, relational problems, and trauma.
I provide a compassionate and accepting space for clients to discuss their issues and work toward making positive changes they desire. I am passionate about empowering clients in the counseling process. I aim to help clients live the best version of themselves. I utilize client-centered, strengths-based, mindfulness oriented, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. I have additional experience in using DBT, EMDR, PCIT, and hypnosis. I focus on helping clients harness their strengths and identify steps toward achieving their goals. I have immense experience in helping clients develop healthy coping skills and adaptive beliefs. I tailor my approach to fit what works best for each client.
I firmly believe it takes a brave person to reach out for help. I am here to support you when you are ready to take the first step. I am grateful to be part of your journey toward developing a more fulfilling life!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LMHC 078696
NE LIMHP 3089
A compassionate, kind, intuitive and very client focused therapist. I am so happy to have been able to work with someone who gave me hope that I can truly overcome my trauma, with the added blessing of not having to relive it. Would definitely recommend.
Written on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse
Ashley responds timely with an in depth answer to your concerns and reminds you that you're progressing well. In our short time I've shared a lot with her and she's always had great insight and brings up points I may have overlooked. Would definitely recommend.
Written on Oct 18, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
She listens. She understands. She rephrases and really shows her understanding. She gets me.
Written on Mar 24, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues