Ashley Ashton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Midwest. Ashley welcomes individuals 18+ into both individual and group tele-therapy sessions to create change in their lives. Many of Ashley’s clients bring a history of childhood trauma that has shaped the way clients navigate themselves, relationships, and the world. Ashley is sensitive to clients’ experiences and engages them as experts of their own life.
Ashley practices from a strengths-based and person-centered approach. Her sessions are rooted in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, both evidenced-based practices that focus on how one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. Therapy sessions with Ashley integrate both insight oriented and skills-based techniques to increase client awareness of this connection.
As a trauma-informed clinician, Ashley is cognizant to the influence past experiences have on present challenges and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative in a way that empowers them. Together, Ashley and her clients work to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of mindfulness to aid in developing responses versus reactions in their day-to-day interactions.