Psychotherapy Sessions

Through acknowledgement of the mind, body and spirit, I support my clients in exploring and expanding their awareness with kindness, gentleness and compassion during psychotherapy sessions.  I believe the therapeutic process is a way to facilitate an individual coming home to themselves on their distinct path.  I hold space for my clients healing process, and do my best to meet them on their journey to bring awareness to their unconscious patterns and habits.

Currently, Ashley has a private practice working with adults, adolescents and families in Burlington, VT.  She is a certified Gestalt Psychotherapist and trained in EMDR and trauma resolution.  Ashley uses her training in psychotherapy and spirituality to bring a unique style to her sessions.  She encourages her clients to take risks and try new things all in order to allow transformations and to bring the unconscious to consciousness.

Clients must know the therapeutic process has both benefits and risks.  Benefits for people who undertake counseling often include a reduction of feelings of distress, more satisfying relationships, and resolution of specific problems.  Growth nearly always brings change, and sometimes changes, even when positive, can cause stress.

Potential dangers of counseling involve recalling unpleasant aspects of your personal history that may bring up distressing thoughts and feelings.  Because of the complexity of human behavior, there are no guarantees that you will feel better or that your problems will be resolved.  No one can guarantee the outcome of therapy, and often how well therapy works depends on the fit between client, therapist and the therapeutic method.

In Ashley’s own personal and spiritual work, she is very aware of the time commitment, the emotional and physical demands, and sometimes unpleasantness of the healing process.

I acknowledge the courage and commitment of my clients to their healing process and I support them on their journey.  We are all powerful creators and the therapeutic process can help you bring more choice, power and consciousness to what you are creating on a daily basis.

Drawing from trainings and extensive work in the field over the past 20 years, Ashley uses a variety of techniques in her therapeutic approach.  Please click on the links below for a description for the following methods: