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Ashley Benakis(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
ColoradoNorth Carolina
Anxiety - Depression-Men's issues- Trauma-Burnout-ADHD-

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Professional statement

Ashley Benakis is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor based in the Charlotte, North Carolina Area. Ashley is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado. Ashley works with individuals across the lifespan, with a focus on childhood trauma and the recognition that early childhood experiences do shape our brains. However, we are not a victim to those experiences due to our brain's incredible neuroplasticity. Ashley's clients have found great success in their growth and healing through working with her. Ashley is particularly sensitive to clients experiencing life transitions and grief as well as depression and anxiety.

Ashley's approach is rooted in Humanistic and Person Centered theories, meaning Ashley meets her clients where they are on their healing and life journey. Ashley helps clients understand the power of and importance of emotions, while learning to play a more active role in responding to a dysregulated nervous system. Ashley integrates neuroscience and psychoeducation, CBT, ACT, DBT existential and spiritual approaches to help her clients become the most self-actualized version of themselves.

Ashley is focused on ensuring her clients see real progress: her style is integrative, humorous, non-judgmental, and empowers her clients to view themselves as the greatest experts in their lives and their own journey. Ashley is a trauma-informed therapist, and has actively engages in continuing education to ensure clinical competency.

Ashley works with clients both in person in her Mooresville, NC office as well as virtually.

Work and Education

University of New Mexico, MA Counseling, 2015


Colorado: LPC.0014692 - North Carolina: 18324




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure


  • Adults (24+)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$130 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

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