She/Her/HersMarriage and Family Therapist, MFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Ashley Hamilton is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the Mission district. She welcomes adults of all ages. Many individuals bravely arrive to her therapy office to address anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship challenges, and adjustment to parenthood; all of which often shake our foundation and sense of self. Ashley is particularly passionate about supporting adults with anxiety and adults healing from earlier life experiences. She also has advanced training in the areas of anxiety, trauma and attachment wounding, informed by the latest research on neurobiology.
Ashley is trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Building trust in the therapeutic relationship allows for safe exploration of coping patterns, underlying emotions and experiences. From there, Ashley helps to expand your capacity to lower anxiety, shame, guilt and experience deeper held emotions. This leads to a more authentic, confident, and strong relationship with yourself and others.
In session, Ashley focuses on slowing down together to lower anxiety and observe what happens in your body and mind that are causing distress. You will begin noticing patterns that may have helped you at one point and now cost you something. You will be safely guided to process emotions that feel too overwhelming to face alone. This approach supports clients to experience within themselves resilience, inner wisdom, self-actualization, energy, and fulfillment. They often feel more present, engaged, confident, and authentic in their relationships or other areas. They develop tools and practices to self-regulate and meet their experiences with agency and openness.
Ashley's style is warm, active, and genuinely caring. When clients first start therapy, they will cultivate a space of compassion and healing, where their strengths and courage to grow are authentically recognized.
Ashley received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The Wright Institute, Berkeley. Outside of private practice, she keeps up with her energetic 2.5 year old and Vizsla dog.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Ashley Hamilton is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, LMFT, 2018 - Present
RAMS, Inc., Behavioral Therapist, 2015 - 2018
StarVista , Psychotherapist, 2014 - 2015
The Wright Institute, Berkeley, MA Counseling Psychology, 2015
University of California, Santa Cruz, BA Global Economics, 2008