Ashley  Mesey

Ashley Mesey

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Updated January 12, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Child mental health
  • Chronic illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Ashley Mesey is a therapist in central Illinois who specializes in Dual-Diagnosis (Mental Health and Addictions). She has been practicing in this capacity since 2010, and works will all age groups, backgrounds, and needs. Her journey in the field has lead her to be proficient in an assortment of mental health, addictions, trauma, grief, coping skills, etc...

Ashley works to provide a treatment approach that best fits the needs and goals of the client. This would include, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, etc...

She earned her Bachelors of Arts from Blackburn College and her Master's of Science from Capella University. In her journey, Ashley has also earned recognition as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, as well as National Certified Counselor. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.

Ashley is currently serving Northeast Family Services as a telehealth therapist, working via phone or zoom calls. Her schedule is flexible and can accommodate day, afternoon, and evening sessions.


Message to clients

Opening up to someone about your life can be hard, and I respect that you are willing to give it a try. I will do my absolute best to ensure you are comfortable during your sessions. I encourage you to be open and honest with me, and I vow to be open and honest with you.

My goal for all of my clients is to reach a point where they can confidently make the statement "I no longer need you and I am doing well on my own." This mean for me, identifying what you struggle with, making an plan to address those struggles, adjusting to new situations as they arise, and building a self-care plan that will help you maintain the life you want.

I cannot promise that therapy will provide you with a solution to all your problems. I CAN promise you therapy will help you get prepared and put a plan in place for when life hits hard.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Initial session: $250 (120min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $160 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Northeast Family Services, Telehealth Therapist , 2024 - Present
Litchfield Family Practice , Care Manager, 2022 - 2023
Locust Street Resource Center , Therapist, 2017 - 2023
Memorial Behavioral Health, Access Clinician, 2013 - 2017
Community Education Centers, Addictions Therapist , 2010 - 2013

Capella University, Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2020
National Board for Certified Counselors, National Certified Counselor, 2020
Illinois Certification Board, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, 2012
Blackburn College, Bachelor's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, 2009


Licensure

Illinois: 178.016770


Languages

English