Hello! Thank you for taking the time to practice self-care today. My belief is that searching for help is the first step in the process of healing and as a therapist my personal mission is to provide each client with supports, tools and a safe space to express themselves.
I am a licensed therapist within the state of Maryland. I attained my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Washington Adventist University and hold a B.A. in Psychology from American University. I have worked tirelessly within inpatient, community based and outpatient mental health facilities with a focus on mood, personality and conduct disorders. During my employment within the inpatient mental health facility I oversaw patient care, conducted daily meetings with the psychiatric team, and performed multiple group and individual therapy sessions per day. I reconstructed the behavior modification system for the child unit in collaboration with the president of the hospital and was a primary team member in the “Go Live” process for the first electronic medical record system within the hospital’s history. Since then, I have enjoyed the privilege of working with low income individuals within a community-based agency and currently manage a private practice catering to all ages. My focus is currently on supporting emerging therapists while still providing counseling to those in need.
My approach to working with clients is considered “client centered.” This means my goal is to provide you with a professional support system that will help guide you in understanding how to meet the goals you have set for yourself. As part of my client centered approach, I do ask that clients are “active participants” in the therapeutic process. As an active participant, you will be able to try various methods to improve and develop the life that you wish to have. I value a holistic approach to therapy which includes examination of the person and how they respond to their behaviors, beliefs, and the community around them by incorporating talk therapy and some expressive therapeutic techniques.
I look forward to meeting with you soon!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy
MD LCPC LC10426
Ashley has been instrumental in helping me process past traumas. I have gone from being housebound from severe anxiety to being able to feel part of my family and community again.
Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
She has made me feel more valued within myself and provides so much support and understanding to me! I would highly recommend her to a friend or family member
Written on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching
She is not vague or general with her advises which is what I really appreciate about her. I feel our sessions are personalized and I am grateful for that.
Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Ashley is intelligent, kind, considerate and extremely patient. I’ve been in therapy for almost 20 years and she’s by far the best I’ve ever had. I pay as much a month for this as I do my healthcare plan and will continue just to have her
Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Has managed to make me believe i can be better
Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Ashley for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and career difficulties
She’s great, simple as that.
Written on Nov 01, 2020 after therapy with Ashley for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd