Welcome! I am Ashley. I am a big believer in living your best life and finding the necessary ingredients that are specific to each person in order to do just that. I care about helping people find their own healing, connection, balance and vibrancy. My journey to become a Clinician was not a straight one and I believe these life experiences help me in connecting with others. I am also thrilled, I landed here!
Prior to starting my private practice, I worked in non-profits, community agencies and treatment centers for people experiencing challenges with their mental health or substance use. I have been providing individual therapy, group therapy and education class for almost 10 years.
I am a Florida native whom from a young age wanted to make a difference in the world and I spent a lot time in different courses and programs trying to figure out how to do this my own way, that was in line with my values. When I am not seeing clients I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my pup! I love being outside, gardening, reading, learning, making new recipes and running. I am also trying to learn to knit (TBD on that one!)
I am very passionate about helping someone find overall wellness and balance. I do this with a variety of approaches including dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, body awareness and a little bit of humor and compassion. I tend to have a more person-centered approach where I focus on treating the whole person and how thoughts feelings and behaviors influence you. Together, we identify your goals and values and frame our sessions around these. I feel my ability to meet someone where they are and ability to connect with people are some of my strongest clinical abilities.
Education and Credentials
B.S. in Health Education and Behavior - University of Florida
Masters of Clinical Social Work (MSW) - Saint Leo University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Florida # 14547
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Louisiana # 14599
International Association of Trauma Professionals