Welcome! My name is Ashley Wallace and I have been in the counseling profession for about 5 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and received both my Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. My current role is working with primarily young adults and athletes struggling with a variety of issues including but not limited to mental health, trauma, disordered eating, family/relationship conflict and transitional issues. However, I have much expertise in the realm of trauma, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse and have worked with foster children. I have worked with all ages including individual, family and group work. I also am currently working on getting my LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) and Somatic Experiencing Certification. My approach is very relational and client centered. I tend not to gravitate towards one particular model of therapy; however, I draw from various models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness.
Life can be overwhelming for people who have experienced a trauma or have lost hope in finding happiness from within. This results in maladaptive coping skills and an unhealthy lifestyle. I believe in strengthening clients and their families to restore healthy lives. My calming and supportive presence allows a safe environment for clients to freely express their thoughts and feelings. Once a therapeutic relationship is established, I believe in guiding clients through working through their trauma/mental health/relationship issues, etc. by listening to their narratives and guiding them in the direction of their individual goals.
Therapy can be challenging and emotionally draining but I am here to work along side you as an equal partner/team member. I believe in empowering my clients to make their own choices and decide how they want their lives to look. This is and will always be a judgement free zone.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Family, Grief, Eating, Parenting, Self esteem
LCSW #58366 (Expires: 2019-05-31)
Ashley was wonderful. She was compassionate and I feel that she truly listened to me. I was very comfortable talking to her and I’ve had just one session.
Ashley is awesome! She’s a great sounding board. She really listens and provides solid insight and perspective. I was immediately comfortable talking to her. And she’s funny so that’s a bonus!
Thank you Ashley for helping me out with my problems and doing what you can shouts out to you for showing me what I should do with my life I appreciate it I really do :)
We have only had a few sessions but I feel like Ashley really listens to me without being worried about calling me out when I’m spiraling or not taking responsibility. She is firm but I don’t feel like I’m being criticized with “tough love." She is going out of her way to find me readings to help me better understand where my head is at.
Ashley is very sweet and actually listens to you. I appreciate that she gives me advice but doesn’t push anything on me. She also goes into detail with her responses so that you understand everything being talked about and you are never confused or mislead. I would definitely recommend Ashley to anyone needing therapy.