Hello and welcome! I am a clinical social worker/psychotherapist who has been in the mental health profession for over 15 years. I have a laidback and warm personality and encourage my clients to not censor themselves and to ask questions. I like to say that therapy is YOUR time. It is your time to vent, process and identify you needs, wants and goals. I thoroughly enjoy helping individuals help themselves.
I offer a safe and open-minded environment to allow my clients to feel welcome and comfortable. I utilize a client-focused approach and strongly feel that is it imperative to focus on the client's immediate symptoms and needs. I encourage my clients to be who they are and reassure them that they do not need to censor their problems, emotions and needs. I am creative and considerate when choosing my interventions and open to hearing feedback from clients. I feel that being open to feedback allows me to better assist my patients by identifying their likes, dislikes and comfort level.
My mission is to educate and empower humans, of all ages, about how to take care of ourselves and others; mind, body and soul. It is also to teach the importance of consistency, empathy and setting boundaries. Because consistency is calming; empathy is essential and boundaries are beautiful. I am here to help and guide you in whatever capacity I can. Please free to ask questions, I am here to listen, engage and help you help yourself.
I enjoy working with clients ages 13 and up, providing assessments, individual and family therapy. I am absolutely committed to maintaining a positive rapport throughout the treatment process, so my clients feel comfortable providing me with the necessary feedback to help them move forward in therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, 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, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching
Very understanding and focused on the issues.
Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ashley is a great listener. She makes opening up easy and gives great suggestions on how to build confidence in myself.
Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ashley is fantastic and I feel like I have made a lot of really important strides in my battles with anger, and have a much better grasp on how to identify and express my feelings in much healthier ways.
Written on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Ashley is very knowledgeable and I trust that she has the expertise required to affectively administer counseling. Most importantly, it is evident that she reads/listens to all of my messages, addresses all of my concerns, and truly invests herself in helping me improve. She can sometimes take a while to respond (even during the week), but for me, that isn't too big of an issue as I consider myself to be mentally stable and my messages are generally not urgent.
Written on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem