Ashley obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University. Her clinical experience includes working with children, teens, and adults of all ages in multiple settings providing individual and group counseling.
Ashley is passionate about helping women, children, teens and their families develop positive interpersonal relationships, increase communication, set appropriate boundaries, and form their home into a safe, loving, and supportive environment for all. She has experience working with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Eating disorders, Negative Self-Image as well as other emotional and behavioral difficulties. She has worked with clients on social skills, grief and loss, life transitions, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, suicidal thoughts/ideation, aggression and parenting skills.
Ashley understands the power of expressive arts as an alternative form of communication and often implements that expression in the therapeutic process. She uses DBT and CBT techniques in her practice to help clients learn and develop the skills needed to cope with emotions and navigate life’s stressors. She also utilizes Mindfulness techniques to help create emotional awareness and help clients experience life in the present moment.
*Ashley is under the direction and supervision of Tiffany Derrick, MS, LPC, LCPC, CPCS consistent with GA Rule 135.