Life can be challenging, am I right?
Perhaps we all need a little help working through these challenges.
I am a Nationally Certified and Professional Counselor with experience treating Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health challenges and obstacles you and others may face.
My belief is we all have the ability to make changes and improvements in our lives, and some of the most challenging experiences can lead to valuable insights and the opportunity for self-growth.
I also respect we all have differences, therefore, being seen and heard without judgement by another can be one of the most healing experiences we can have.
My goal is to empower you to find solutions, learn new ways, explore your strengths, work toward healing from past experiences, and stay focused on becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.
I wish to be a collaborative guide who helps you gain self-awareness, view your thoughts and life in a more positive way, and develop strategies to cope and regulate your emotions in a healthy manner. I will encourage you through the process of gaining greater self-confidence, self-compassion, a stronger sense of identity, and trusting your own decisions.
I consider myself to be a strong community and social services professional who holds a Master of Arts - MA focused in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts - BA focused in Clinical Mental Health Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
I draw from many evidence-based theories, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Person-Centered Therapy; Emotion-Focused Therapy; Trauma-Focused Therapy; Psychodynamic Therapy; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness practices.
I've worked with clients aged 4 through 88 experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, ADHD, trauma, loss, behavioral, emotional, and developmental challenges, among others.
"Before every session I take a moment to remember my humanity. There is no experience this man has I cannot share with him, no fear I cannot understand, no suffering I cannot care about, because I too am human." -Carl Rogers
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC011793 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Ashley has been patient with me as I discussed many life changing issues. Our sessions brought me more self awareness and self compassion. It allowed me to take a step back to not blame my self for every single thing that goes wrong in life. (I’m still working on it). During the times I felt like I had no one to talk about my issues - Ashley was someone I could confide in and vent to. She listened to me like a friend, tried to understand where I am coming from without judging or assuming. She directly communicated with me by making me feel safe and comfortable enough to open up about my life. Thank you Ashley being a part of my the crazy life changes during the last 6 months!
Ashley is the only therapist I have worked with who has had the patience and care to help me process intense trauma and shame for my closeted LGBT feelings. I am experiencing healing from a life time of abuse with her help. She is simply the best.
Ashley is my favorite counselor that I've worked with in my life. She is a great listener and always offers really great advice.
I’ve only been seeing Ashley for a couple weeks but I have complete faith that I can make progress with her. I haven’t connected with any past therapist the way I’ve connected with her. She is a great listener but also knows when to chime in. She is very perceptive and knows exactly how to lead a productive session. There is a great balance between listening and talking. Ashley is very kind and I leave every interaction feeling more hopeful.
Ashley has a very open mind to varying lifestyles and is very good at understanding and helping investigate feelings and create tools for her clients. She has helped me a ton and makes me very comfortable.
Ashley's great! She really helped me to start a conversation with myself.
Ashley is very attentive and compassionate. She is easy to talk to and creates a thought provoking atmosphere to really help me find the clarity Im looking for