Ashley J Britton
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Ashley J Britton

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD Clinical Psychologist, CP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated January 3, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Chronic illness
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Weight loss & management
  • Academic challenges

Professional statement

Dr. Ashley J. Britton is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist serving North Carolina residents. She welcomes individuals (ages 18+) seeking to create change in their lives. She’s committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice that serves as a safe space for LGBTQ+ members. Dr. Britton is also uniquely skilled in working with those experiencing chronic pain or illness, and other serious medical conditions with a unique awareness to the healing power of the mind-body connection. Many clients struggle to navigate overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression and impact how they function at work and in relationships. Clients will explore core beliefs about themselves, others, and their existing systems to co-create practical strategies for their personal circumstances.

Dr. Britton’s therapeutic approach is rooted in the Transtheoretical Model (TTM), an integrative model of intentional behavior change. The TTM integrates key components from other theories into a comprehensive change model that applies to various behaviors, populations, and settings. Therapy sessions with Dr. Britton integrate insight-oriented and skills-based approaches with an emphasis on practical strategies (e.g., relaxation and guided imagery) to help clients feel better in session. Sessions with Dr. Britton will gently challenge clients to explore the root cause of their symptoms while promoting new awareness of emotional and relationship patterns.

Dr. Britton’s priority with new clients is ensuring they feel safe, heard, and an equal partners in the therapeutic process. Her style is interactive and non-judgmental and positions clients as the experts of their lives and future. A trauma-informed therapist, Dr. Britton is sensitive to the impact past experiences have on present challenges; Together, Dr. Britton works with clients to reframe their life narrative to improve self-confidence and compassion. A seasoned telehealth provider, Dr. Britton offers convenient remote sessions to make therapy a core component of your healthcare.


Message to clients

Greetings! I appreciate you considering working with me to assist you with implementing real change in your life, regarding health and wellness. Currently, my private practice is part-time and I'm currently only offering telehealth services.

I'm a trained clinical health psychologist specializing in working with medically-complex patients (e.g., trauma, surgery, cancer, complex medical course, prolonged hospitalization) who also struggle with various mental health problems as well as issues related to major life events. In therapy, I target pertinent socio-cultural factors impacting health behaviors, chronic illness, psychological functioning. In every session, I make concerted efforts for you to feel heard and validated. I use integrated and solution-focused interventions for health behavior change, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, other complex health issues and insomnia. Each visit, you will gain a practical adaptive coping strategy to add to your coping tool-kit and/or a practical solution to a specific problem.


Specialties

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia through behavioral sleep medicine.

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances (i.e., relocation, relationship transitions, child-rearing, or career changes); skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety. Strengthening effective ways of coping with daily stressors and managing expectations of self and others.

Weight loss & management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image

Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $175 (75min)
  • Coaching/Brief Solution-Focused Session: $75 (30min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

After the free phone consultation, we will schedule your initial intake assessment to review your history, presenting concerns and goals for therapy. At the conclusion of the initial intake assessment, we will discuss the frequency of follow up visits that is most appropriate and how this will be reflected by billing. If you are using self-pay, the rate will be discussed and mutually agreed upon.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 5pm - 7pm
  • Wed 5pm - 7pm
  • Thu 4:30pm - 7pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

East Carolina University/ ECU Health Medical Center, Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor, 2019 - Present
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017 - 2018
Henry Ford Health Sciences Center, Clinical Health Psychology Predoctoral Resident, 2016 - 2017

Evergreen Certifications, LLC, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) , 2023
Evergreen Certifications, LLC, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), 2023
National Register for Health Service Psychologists, Certified HSPP, 2021
University of Georgia, PhD, 2017
University of Miami, MSEd, 2012


Licensure

North Carolina: 5551


Languages

English