Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Meet Ashley, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Ashley has a passion for integrating animals into the therapeutic process. Ashley is kind, compassionate, knowledgable and passionate about mental health.
I completed my Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I am devoted to enhancing the wellbeing of others and am committed to applying the knowledge I gained from my studies to my work with clients.
I have long aspired to work as a psychotherapist and have focused my career, academic pursuits, and volunteer efforts thus far around fulfilling that dream. I have experience working as a peer support volunteer and have been involved in several initiatives that advocate for systemic change in the youth mental health system. These experiences have given me an unwavering drive to make a difference.
I am both ASIST (suicide intervention skills training program) and ASK (Assessing for Suicide in Kids) certified.
In terms of my therapeutic style, I carry compassion, warmth, and an empathetic disposition. I understand that every individual is different, so I focus primarily on the subjective nature of each client to ensure that their wellbeing is cared for in a well-suited, non-judgmental way. I believe in the importance of working collaboratively with my clients and am committed to embracing their unique needs through thoughtful goal setting and treatment planning. My hope is to facilitate positive change through hope, self-acceptance, and realized potential.
In terms of treatment modalities, I use an integrative approach with areas of interest in Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.
My love for animals has also inspired me to explore the benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy and the powerful bond that is created between animals and humans.
Availability: Accepting new clients
Works with: Individuals 14 years old and over