Ashley Huntington is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Story-Informed Trauma Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (a childhood trauma model), Trauma Processing Model, EMDR, and The Gottman Method. Ashley also heavily utilizes concepts from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy in her therapy approach. In the next year, Ashley is also working towards becoming trained and being able to offer neurofeedback services to clients.
Ashley worked as a crisis intervention counselor at a community center on the Westbank of New Orleans during graduate school, and since graduating in May of 2020, she has been working in private practice seeing children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Her therapy approach is to first ensure that the therapeutic environment is one of safety and empathy where clients can feel safe enough to risk the vulnerability required for therapy to be successful.
Ashley is passionate about the transformative process that therapy can be in order to create lasting change, growth, and healing for individuals. Her approach is also attachment-based, meaning that she recognizes the impact that one's relationships has had on their health and well-being. With that being said, she's especially passionate about equipping her clients to have healthy, authentic, and fulfilling relationships with others.
Ashley believes that while one's investment therapy is invaluable, it is also hard work. She is committed to honoring that investment by being patient as her clients are working towards being able to understand and accept their own story.