Credentials: LSW, MSW
Monday - Friday (daytime and evening availability)
Personal Practice Website: http://www.newbeginningsfamilycounseling.com
My Counseling Philosophy
I believe that in order to be happy and healthy, we must nourish the whole person. As you begin your journey towards healing, I recognize the great courage it takes to come in for help. My goal is to help you discover your true potential and help you form healthy relationships. I strongly believe that each of us holds the power to change and create the life that we desire. Together we can work to identify problem areas, work towards an understanding of your current motivations and behaviors, and define your values. It is my primary goal to create a safe, trusting, and collaborative relationship with my clients where you can flourish.
Ashley received her Masters in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Indiana University. She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Indiana. Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree (BS) from Brigham Young University in Human Development. Ashley was active in the MFHD Student Association (MFDHSA) where she served as Vice President. She is also fluent in the Spanish Language.
Prior to graduate school, she did event planning for the SLC Chamber of Commerce and sold durable medical equipment, broadening her understanding of complex work environments. She decided to follow her passion for helping others by obtaining her MSW. She has done behavioral consulting and Employee Assistant (EAP) counseling. Prior to joining Imagine Hope, Ashley worked at Unified Solutions and LDS Family Services where she counseled individuals, families, and couples. As a graduate intern, she worked at St. Vincent Stress Center and Supportive Systems, LLC. Ashley has taught and co-facilitated numerous groups addressing issues relating to depression and anxiety, self-esteem and self worth, work-life balance, grief and loss, stress management, and shame. She also specializes in adult/adolescent recovery from childhood sexual abuse.
Ashley enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She has a passion for traveling and other cultures. She has been able to travel internationally, live outside the U.S., and do volunteer work in El Salvador. She lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina while serving a church mission. She enjoys continuous education, learning about integrative health and nutrition, interior design, road biking, serving others, and being active outdoors.
Areas of Expertise
Ashley uses a multi-disciplinary approach primarily Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused (EFT), and Family/Systems Therapies. She also incorporates motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment (ACT), and positive psychology when treating Individuals, couples, adolescents, and families for issues related to:
· Addiction Recovery
· Anger Management
· Attachment Injuries
· Infidelity/Divorce/Trust Issues
· Life Transitions
· Marital Issues/Communication
· Sexual Abuse (adult recovery from childhood sexual abuse)
Additional Areas of Therapeutic Focus:
· Integrative Health/ Whole Body
· Nutrition and Mental Health
· Mindfulness Based Therapeutic Approaches
*Enjoys facilitating Psychoeducation; primary focus on prevention and positive psychology
*Faith based counseling can be incorporated upon request