About Me

 

Hello! I’m Ashley

Licensed Therapist

I graduated from the University of Albany, School of Social Work in 2009. Since then I have worked in various settings including community counseling agencies providing therapy for adults and intensive in-home services with children and families. I worked at Central Regional Hospital as a Geriatric Social Worker and was a certified trainer for the Dementia Capable Care program. I was also a Behavioral Health Consultant at Duke Outpatient Clinic providing integrated health care services to patients in a primary care clinic.

I am a huge believer in life balance; Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two beautiful children and our dog Jenna Bear. I also enjoy the outdoors, traveling, exercise and spending time with friends.

My Approach & Values

As a therapist, I like to keep it real. I am always professional and sensitive, but you will find that I am also able to appropriately use humor in session to help you feel comfortable.

During treatment, I keep track of metrics. I use tools to track your symptoms so that we know where you started and how you are progressing through therapy. I am a sponge for learning I’m continuously looking to improve my skill set as a therapist by attending trainings, reading about the latest evidence-based treatments and learning from other professionals.

As a therapist, I practice a blend of evidence-based therapies but I tend to mostly focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy and positive psychology. I use this blend of therapy to help people learn how to slow down, to think more about who they are, what they want and what might be getting in the way of this goal. I believe the past shapes who we are today but doesn’t define us.

My Experience

  • Central Regional Hospital
  • Duke University Outpatient Clinic
  • Community Counseling Agencies

My Education

  • Masters Degree from University of Albany

Individual Therapy

I work with adults 18 years and up. I will also work with older teens on a case by case basis.

Video Counseling

I offer video counseling (Teletherapy) on a limited basis.

Perinatal Mental Health

Are you pregnant or within your first year after giving birth and feeling overwhelmed, sad, irritable or agitated?