About Me

Greetings and welcome!

My name is Ashley Smith and I’d like to begin by acknowledging the courage that it takes to seek out therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. It has been a privilege to provide counseling to individuals and families for the past 12 years for a variety of different challenges. I’ve helped clients address their depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, mild autism, parenting issues, and much more. I also have an interest in helping to treat perinatal mental health, as well as the unique challenges that have presented themselves related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The reality of life is that it is HARD! Yes, there are beautiful moments, but the difficult times are very real too. I genuinely love what I do because I get to help people learn how to find ways to make the hard times feel more manageable, and find and create more of the beautiful moments. It truly is an honor to be able to walk alongside someone as they discover how to improve their life journey. The amazing news is that there is always hope to work toward this!

I consider myself to be both compassionate and supportive, as well as approachable if you have any additional concerns. My style is client-centered, as I believe it is important to meet you right where you’re at on your journey. I generally also draw from Cognitive Behavioral techniques, as I believe our mind is incredible…incredibly complex yet also malleable. As I said, there is always hope to learn new and better ways to tackle life’s challenges.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and I hope to meet you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LMFT #51947 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ashley Smith. 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.

Written by D.A. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Ashley is caring, supportive and very helpful with suggestions on how to cope with life’s struggles and challenges. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to heal.

Written by M.I. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amazing!
Best therapy I’ve had in my life, better than in person and very responsive and detailed in her responses.

Written by S.H. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Everything is good

Written by Y.S. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I've been working with Ashley for a few months now, and she has helped me a lot. She responds quickly, sends tips, helpful advice, and most importantly, she understands my needs. I'd recommend her to anyone!

Written by S.E. on Nov 26, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Ashley is kind-hearted, sympathetic, and consistent in working with you. Even if you don't have the motivation to check this app for a week, she will give you your space but also check in with you and make sure you're doing alright. I have grown in my several months of working with her and I have recommended her to many different people because of it!

Written by C.O. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ashley is present, helpful, and caring. Her passion for helping others shines through and I am grateful to have connected with her.

Written by D.I. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Ashley is amazing! She's intelligent, caring, thorough, and dependable. She responds quickly, while still taking the time to write thoughtful responses. I've learned so much by working with her already and I'm looking forward to her helping me become the person I've always wanted to be.

Written by A.L. on May 28, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Ashley is great at listening and makes relevant suggestions as needed. She responds to messages in a timely manner and is terrific at checking in on how I am progressing with my goals. She is wonderful at her job. I highly recommend her as a counselor.

Work with me!