Ashley Brown, MA, LCMHCA, NCC

Ashley Brown, MA, LCMHCA, NCC

About Ashley

Within my own healing journey towards positive mental health and well-being, I have learned first-hand of how important it is to have a safe space to explore difficult thoughts, emotions, and the self. Through those personal experiences and my studies with counseling, it has ignited my passion for providing that safe environment for others while processing or navigating through their own personal healing journeys. I aim to encourage and empower others to see and embody the strength, that they already possess, in order to move towards their most authentic selves and a positive lifestyle of their own making. I thoroughly enjoy working with members of the LGBTQ community and being a part of their counseling passage. I firmly believe that regardless of background, cultural differences, or lifestyle everyone deserves the opportunity to take steps towards positive mental health and over well-being. I am also very passionate about working with individuals and families affected by Autism and ADHD. Together we can collaborate in untangling what, at first, may seem daunting and impossible to reach a point of peace, acceptance and appreciation. Outside of my passion for counseling others, I love getting outdoors, engaging in anything Harry Potter related and being able to spend some quality time with my husband, two pitbull rescues and my cat!

Specialties

Therapy Style

While I consider myself eclectic in my therapeutic approach, I take on a very person-centered methodology, as sessions are yours to steer, ensuring that client’s feel safe when discussing certain vulnerabilities or difficult thoughts, emotions, or experiences. I also believe that part of self-discovery may include exploring our attachments and relationships with others in our lives, relative to current struggles. Within sessions we may unpack thoughts, emotions, and experiences relating to differing attachments, both positive and negative, to gain a better perspective and understanding about the self and how we relate to others in the here and now. Coming from a Puerto Rican background, I also know it is important to explore cultural aspects within our lives and ensure a safe space to discuss and explore those avenues as well. I always aim to create an environment that is collaborative in nature while utilizing research-based interventions from various therapy methodologies such as, but not limited to: Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

I like to have fun and move within sessions, so some days may not be the typical “sit-and-talk-for-an-hour” type of session. I know it can be difficult and sometimes intimidating to sit and disclose vulnerabilities for an hour; which is why my ultimate goal within sessions is to help you feel comfortable and safe to be yourself while utilizing creative interventions that get us up and moving! Based on personal experiences and my own extensive research on the subject, I have found the use of experiential techniques such as Walk-talk therapy and other forms of Mindful Movement to be highly effective in decreasing stress, anxiety and depression symptomology. With my love for the outdoors and extensive knowledge on the mental health benefits of combining movement, talk-therapy approaches, and the biochemicals of nature, we may engage in this experiential therapeutic adventure if you wish to do so! Overall, I aim to bring my most authentic self into sessions with the hopes that clients will feel safe and comfortable to share their most authentic selves. Together, we will create achievable goals and pave the path to positive mental health.

Background

I have a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Kutztown University and earned my Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Since 2015 I have provided therapeutic services in various work settings within both Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Through undergraduate schooling I interned at a hospice where I shadowed licensed Social Workers providing counseling services to those within hospice care, where I also volunteered to provide small wellness group engagements for geriatric patients. I was also a lead therapist in an after-school program partaking in various professional roles: case management, providing behavioral guidance, implementing therapeutic interventions and teaching social skills classes to children and teens on the Autism spectrum. Once I made the decision to move to North Carolina, I was a part of an Applied Behavioral Analysis program where I provided in-home based behavioral intervention working, again, with children and teens on the Autism Spectrum. From there, during my graduate schooling, I completed my internships here with Halcyon Mental Health, PLLC, where I provided counseling services for
individuals, couples, and families.

I am provisionally licensed through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCA- #A15504) and I am recognized as a National Certified Counselor (#1373484).

Fees

  • Intake Assessment: $150
  • Individual, Couples, or Family 55-min office session: $120
  • Teletherapy 55-min session: $120
  • Professional Consultation: $120
  • Insurance Accepted: Out of Network Benefits

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Aimee Whaley, MS, LPC, NCC

About Ashley

Within my own healing journey towards positive mental health and well-being, I have learned first-hand of how important it is to have a safe space to explore difficult thoughts, emotions, and the self. Through those personal experiences and my studies with counseling, it has ignited my passion for providing that safe environment for others while processing or navigating through their own personal healing journeys. I aim to encourage and empower others to see and embody the strength, that they already possess, in order to move towards their most authentic selves and a positive lifestyle of their own making. I thoroughly enjoy working with members of the LGBTQ community and being a part of their counseling passage. I firmly believe that regardless of background, cultural differences, or lifestyle everyone deserves the opportunity to take steps towards positive mental health and over well-being. I am also very passionate about working with individuals and families affected by Autism and ADHD. Together we can collaborate in untangling what, at first, may seem daunting and impossible to reach a point of peace , acceptance and appreciation. Outside of my passion for counseling others, I
love getting outdoors, engaging in anything Harry Potter related and being able to spend some quality time with my husband, two pitbull rescues and my cat!

Specialties

Therapy Style

While I consider myself eclectic in my therapeutic approach, I take on a very person-centered methodology, as sessions are yours to steer, ensuring that client’s feel safe when discussing certain vulnerabilities or difficult thoughts, emotions, or experiences. I also believe that part of self-discovery may include exploring our attachments and relationships with others in our lives, relative to current struggles. Within sessions we may unpack thoughts, emotions, and experiences relating to differing attachments, both positive and negative, to gain a better perspective and understanding about the self and how we relate to others in the here and now. Coming from a Puerto Rican background, I also know it is important to explore cultural aspects within our lives and ensure a safe space to discuss and explore those avenues as well. I always aim to create an environment that is collaborative in nature while utilizing research-based
interventions from various therapy methodologies such as, but not limited to: Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

I like to have fun and move within sessions, so some days may not be the typical “sit-and-talk-for-an-hour” type of session. I know it can be difficult and sometimes intimidating to sit and disclose vulnerabilities for an hour; which is why my ultimate goal within sessions is to help you feel comfortable and safe to be yourself while utilizing creative interventions that get us up and moving! Based on personal experiences and my own extensive research on the subject, I have found the use of experiential techniques such as Walk-talk therapy and other forms of Mindful Movement to be highly effective in decreasing stress, anxiety and depression symptomology. With my love for the outdoors and extensive knowledge on the mental health benefits of combining movement, talk-therapy approaches, and the biochemicals of nature, we may engage in this experiential therapeutic adventure if you wish to do so! Overall, I aim to bring my most authentic self into sessions with the hopes that clients will feel safe and comfortable to share their most authentic selves. Together, we will create achievable goals and pave the path to positive mental health.

Background

I have a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Kutztown University and earned my Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Since 2015 I have provided therapeutic services in various work settings within both Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Through undergraduate schooling I interned at a hospice where I shadowed licensed Social Workers providing counseling services to those within hospice care, where I also volunteered to provide small wellness group engagements for geriatric patients. I was also a lead therapist in an after-school program partaking in various professional roles: case management, providing behavioral guidance, implementing therapeutic interventions and teaching social skills classes to children and teens on the Autism spectrum. Once I made the decision to move to North Carolina, I was a part of an Applied Behavioral Analysis program where I provided in-home based behavioral intervention working, again, with children and teens on the Autism Spectrum. From there, during my graduate schooling, I completed my internships here with Halcyon Mental Health, PLLC, where I provided counseling services for
individuals, couples, and families.

I am provisionally licensed through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCA- #A15504) and I am recognized as a National Certified Counselor (#1373484).

Fees

  • Intake Assessment: $150
  • Individual, Couples, or Family 55-min office session: $120
  • Teletherapy 55-min session: $120
  • Professional Consultation: $120
  • Insurance Accepted: Out of Network Benefits

Contact Ashley

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  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.