Hello! My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and registered yoga teacher in Denver, Colorado. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: intensive care, inpatient, residential, and partial-hospitalization care for eating disorder and psychiatric care, crisis responder teams, and as management-administration for community mental health clinics. I work with adolescents and adults affected by eating disorders, self-esteem and body image concerns, depression, anxiety, trauma, lifestyle and relationship challenges. My approach seeks to empower clients to make beneficial changes in the way they relate to their daily thoughts, emotions, stressors, and life purpose.
Originally from Louisiana, I graduated with a degree in English literature from the University of New Orleans, and in 2018 earned a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As an intern I worked with children, families, and couples in group and individual formats. I launched my mental health career in Colorado, and gained experience in crisis response, at-risk youth counseling, counseling individuals on the Autism spectrum, and eating disorder counseling.
My approach to therapy is collaborative: I empower clients to set goals that are meaningful to them, and work with you to provide reflection, resources, and ideas, while also empowering self-direction as new needs may arise in our work together. My work is strengths-based and solution-focused, as it seeks to use the resources and strengths you already have to take effective and valued action in the present moment. We will develop a treatment plan that meets short, medium, and long-term goals, using a mindful approach that honors the past while improving the present moment, and planning for the future.
My therapy interventions are drawn from multiple evidence-based and humanistic approaches. Expressive arts therapy encourages therapeutic creation and play. Somatic therapy explores how we feel through our lives, traumas, and emotions within our bodies. ACT therapy work clarifies life purpose to guide meaningful action. DBT develops mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and coping skills. CBT addresses self-talk, habits, and reframing perspectives. Expressive arts, narrative, and trauma-informed therapy allow us to honor the past, grieve, and get to know ourselves as we are today. Ecosystemic therapy, Gottman and Satir methods, and EFFT consider the families and groups we all come from and belong to, and how to form more harmonious, satisfying, and intimate relationships.
Outside the therapy office, I enjoy true crime, reading, writing, and practicing yoga. You can find me adventure traveling, gardening, painting, playing music, and spending time with friends and family.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's 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), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC.0017344 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
She holds space beautifully. Asks the questions we need to ask ourselves to unfold and dive deeper to the center of issues. The best energy I’ve ever encountered in therapy.
We have been trying to find a therapist for our daughter that had experience with Eating Disorders through our insurance, but it was taking so long we decided to give this a try as we waited. Ashley has been great!! My daughter connects with her and listens to what she is saying. My daughter was reluctant at first to talk to someone but she be some very comfortable talking with Ashley and I’m so glad we found teen counseling!
Ashley is very attentive and aware of my patterns and I feel very comfortable sharing everything including the most embarrassing things. She is a great mirror and soundboard, I feel like I can tell her anything and everything will be fine
Ashley has helped me a lot in the few sessions we have had so far, and I really enjoy my sessions with her because it feels like a judgement free zone!