Hi. I am Ashton Fuchs. Who I am as a therapist revolves around you, my client. By design, therapy is one sided; it is about you. Every action I take is directed toward one goal—helping you. To do this, the therapy we engage in is purposeful and pragmatic, moving deliberately toward one or more mutually negotiated goals, and what I suggest to you—the course of action, the explanations and interventions—is evidence-based. I recognize that you come for an experience—a healing, corrective experience which requires understanding, empathy, attention, acceptance, and encouragement. A healthy and strong rapport and trust are two defining factors for a strong and effective experience. Generally, the best predictor of success in therapy is rapport—feelings of trust and respect between you and me; a therapeutic alliance. Additionally, truth must be safe within therapy. Therapy creates a space that invites, expects, and is quite purposely designed for frank, probing, and revealing dialogue. It’s a safe space for you to express yourself honestly, get to understand your true feelings, and work with the me to figure out how to use that information in your journey. As part of my approach, if the therapy process is not moving in the direction of improving you resilience, independence, decision-making, and life competence, then therapy is not taking place. All therapy, in a fundamental sense, is self-therapy. Since therapy is to work for you, you have to work for the therapy. As the old joke goes: How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: One, but the light bulb has to want to change.
I graduated from the University of Madison-Wisconsin School of Social Work with a Master's in Clinical Social Work and from Arizona State University with a Master's in Education specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis. I hold a License in Clinical Social Work and a Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. I have a number of years of experience working with adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including life transitions, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anger management, and coping with life stressors. If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to support and empower you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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LCSW #8768-123 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
I feel Ashton works very hard to understand my concerns and what my goals are. She is very prompt in replying. She is respectful and knowledgeable, and is able to make connections that I didn't realize were there
Ashton listens empathetically to my concerns and the difficulties that I am facing in my life. She gives me practical but powerful resources and exercises so I can heal and continue to grow my own personal mental health.
Ashton really listens to me. She knows my primary concerns and what to do about them. I was feeling so lost, and she has helped me get back on track. It feels nice to be understood and heard.
Ashton is phenomenal. She makes me feel very heard and validates the work that I’ve done. She also provides me with a lot of concrete tools and exercises to think about what I’m going through when I’m not actively engaged in a conversation with her.
Ashton is friendly, makes sure to check in, and offers really helpful advice - and follows up in asking about if the advice helped or not. She gives considerate and helpful replies and truly listens.
She’s super nice and is helping me a lot in just the short time we’ve been in contact.
Ashton is awesome!