Welcome! I am glad you are here.
I am Ashton, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida, and dually licensed in Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am also a Registered Play Therapist and qualified to supervise clinicians in Florida seeking licensure.
I received my Bachelor in Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, majoring in Psychology, and my Master's in Education from George Mason University, specializing in Community Agency Counseling.
My background consists of working in schools, communities, private practice, and non-profit sectors with children, teens, and young adults who are just in need of care and support, and who are open to discussing/implementing new tools to help with a variety of life circumstances.
My specialities include play therapy, where I can help children aged 5-12 reconcile what is going on in their world and offer strategies for coping with tough ordeals experienced within the family, school, or community.
I also love to incorporate mind, body, spirit practices via mindfulness, movement, art, yoga, nature, and storytelling with clients who are dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress-related situations, changes/adjustments, familial concerns to help one connect intimately with self and identify what one needs to feel better and more equipped to respond to those needs.
I look forward to our connection and working alongside you.