As a therapist and as a human being, I value authenticity. Too often we stifle ourselves in order to fit in or to be what other people want us to be, so I strive to create a therapeutic space in which my clients are given the opportunity to completely and fully be themselves. Because everyone is unique, I draw from multiple theories and techniques in order to best fit the needs of my clients; I especially love to be creative in session, using art, music, mindfulness, and storytelling to foster healing. No matter who you are or what you are passionate about, I want to support you on the journey to find your true and authentic self.
I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, especially with adolescents and young adults. I work with a variety of mental health issues, including eating disorders, body image, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues, self-harm, and suicide prevention.
When I’m not busy with school or work, I am most likely reading comic books, attending a concert, or out catching Pokemon.
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Licensed Therapy Dog/Registered K9 Good Citizen
I am an almost 4 year old Goldendoodle who loves to show compassion and understanding. I help people feel grounded, welcomed, and perhaps work through fears of animals. I am gentle and playful, am hypoallergenic and do not shed. I understand if you are uncomfortable with big dogs so please be sure to tell my collegues and I will sit out of your session.
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Therapy Dog In-Training
Wally is a 5-month-old English Cream Goldendoodle working towards becoming a Therapy Dog with the Fox Valley Humane Association. He loves to greet people and is very friendly. Wally is becoming more aware of reading clients body language and trying to gauge when others may be uncomfortable around him. He works primarily in-office as well as travels to school districts to help meet the needs of clients and their families.
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My therapeutic approach involves recognizing and fostering one’s own strengths. We all develop ways of thinking, behaving, and coping to help us survive or reduce pain in certain situations. Problems arise when we continue to use those patterns in situations or at times when they no longer serve us in a healthy way. But change and healing are more than possible- we are hardwired to grow and heal. This is not to say we need to be “fixed,” but rather we can strive for healthier and more useful ways of living with who we are, what we’re facing, and where we are in life. Wherever you are in life and in your process, together we will approach it with dignity, honor, respect, integrity, and ruthless compassion. Keep hope alive, live with humor and humility, and hold fast to your dreams and authentic self.
Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and master’s degree in Professional Counseling at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her clinical interests include trauma, identity, sexuality, and issues impacting LGBTQ+ populations. She works with individuals across the lifespan in various areas of clinical mental health and wellness, such as anxiety, panic, depression, life changes, and stress. She is trained in Brainspotting, grief, assertiveness, Gottman therapy for couples, and mental health first aid for youth and adults. In her personal life, she loves animals (especially capybaras, otters, and cats), dancing (for fun, from the heart), music (especially hardcore and new wave), movies (especially horror movies), good food (world’s worst sweet tooth over here), and spending time with family and friends (enjoying all of the aforementioned beloved things in life, together).