Hello, my name is Ashley Pratt. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and have been in practice for the past seven years. Over that time, I have refined my counseling skills by providing individual, couples, and family counseling to individuals five to older adult in inpatient psychiatric settings, residential settings, community outreach programs, and in private practice. I have a direct, solution-focused approach, which aids individuals in addressing problematic behaviors and thought processes which are negatively impacting their life. I have experience supporting individuals in managing anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, trauma, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and substance use. I also have experience working with individuals who are managing chronic medical conditions as well as mental health issues.
My philosophy focuses on building a respectful, honest, and collaborative relationship with my clients. I believe each client is the expert on themselves and their needs. Through providing a warm, safe, and supportive therapeutic space, my hope is to help individuals identify their own goals for therapy and guide them in managing hurdles in their life. In our work together, we will search for the root of the issues you are experiencing and learn to nurture the underlying issues. My personal areas of expertise include a holistic and eclectic approach using Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, and trauma informed approaches. I enjoy teaching interventions which can be used in a variety of settings, such as relaxation techniques and thought reframing. I believe we cannot address challenges in life in isolation, and I hope to offer the support needed to overcome any challenges in life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.011412
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Ashley has helped me reframe things in a healthier way. She is excellent at creating a judgment free zone where I feel safe to be honest about my struggles. I am grateful to have been matched with her!
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
I appreciate her very much
Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ashley has been able to assist me with so much in the last two years we have worked together. I find myself in a better place from when our meetings started.
Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ashley has been a huge help in my life for over two years now. At a time I was really stuck in a rut, she helped make sense of my feelings and directed me with a framework where I walked out of it with intention and purpose. Can't thank her enough!
Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Smart, insightful. Meets you halfway to create understanding between the two of you. She takes your problems, identifies your patterns, and helps you with a solution. Or she can just be really good to vent to, if that's what you need.
Written on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Ashley is great at listening and provides helpful insights. A wonderful counselor!
Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety