Ashley, a Licensed Social Worker, received her Master of Social Work from Marywood University and previously obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with concentrations in Lifespan Development and Counseling, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Ashley is currently pursuing her license in clinical social work.
During her time as an undergraduate, Ashley developed her skills as a counselor for individuals struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) and those serving time in county jail. She gained experience working with families, groups, and individuals. Ashley had the opportunity as an undergraduate to study abroad in Belize. There she learned about international relations, multiculturalism, environmentalism, and economics. Advancing her skills and knowledge further, Ashley deepened her understanding of cultural competency while working with individuals who immigrated to the U.S. and were seeking citizenship. She also educated those looking to further their skills in English, and refugees arriving in the States for the first time due to various forms of unrest in their countries. Additionally, Ashley has gained skills in the treatment of various trauma and related disorders throughout the lifespan.
Ashley holds strong beliefs in social justice and strives to positively affect the lives of her clients through a person-centered, strengths based, collaborative approach to therapy where the person is not the problem; the problem is the problem. She seeks to empower individuals through their personal strengths and resiliency, helping clients to reach their fullest potential with holistic healing using mindfulness, person centered practices.
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, levels I and II (CCTP/ CCTP II)
- Cognitive Psychology
- Coping Skills
- Crisis Intervention
- Personality Disorders
- Social Psychology
- Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
- Immigration issues
- Multicultural competency
- Individual therapy (late adolescents and adults)
- Group Therapy (late adolescents and adults)
Evidence Based Therapies:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Narrative Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Trauma Informed Care