Specialties

Ashley treats a variety of diagnoses and disorders such as the following, and can treat on an individual, couples or family platform:

  • Personality Disorders: These disorders generally encompass the following symptoms:  fear of rejection, strong fear of abandonment, thinking in terms of right or wrong with no in between, unstable relationships, and self-harming behavior.  Ashley has been trained in and is still being trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in order to specifically treat these disorders.
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence Disorders: Ashley has been employed by two (and continues to work part-time in one) substance abuse hospitals.  She has received extensive training and hands-on experience in this area.  She has been certified in twelve step programs, an evidence based practice, in order to treat those with substance abuse/dependence disorders.
  • Trauma: This comes in all shapes and sizes.  Many clients have suffered from sexual, physical or emotional abuse or from an extremely traumatic event.  Ashley has experience counseling clients in a child inpatient program and  in a domestic violence shelter.  In both these areas, she received a great deal of experience in trauma.  Additionally, in the Substance Abuse hospitals,  most patients had a dual diagnosis, with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), accounting for 40% of them.  Those suffering from PTSD (caused by abuse or a traumatic event) have the following symptoms: flashbacks of traumatic event, nightmares, strong reactions to triggers, depression, agitation, anxiety, to name a few. This is another area of which EMDR is a strong evidence based therapy. Ashley uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in her trauma therapy which has proven to be very effective.
  • Depressive disorders: This is an area of which Ashley has extensive experience and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and supportive therapy to treat.  In almost all of the above disorders, a depressive disorder (Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorders 1 and 2) accompanies it.
  • Managing Stressors: Sometimes life becomes difficult and people need a therapist to help them work things out.  They may seek a therapist if the following events are happening: divorce, family or friend death, starting a new job, relocation, work stress, and these are just a few.  Ashley has worked with clients who want to be able to manage stress and live a peaceful life.  Ashley can help you do that.
Modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Client Focused
Family Systems
Solutions Focused Therapy
Behavior Modification
Prolonged Exposure

Ashley currently accepts Medicare, Aetna, Aetna EAP, Health Advocate EAP, and Konterra