Counseling has the ability to make you more aware of your own strengths, educate you of your psychological state, fortify your understanding of yourself, and prevent you from feeling isolated. Counseling can help with recent, situational concerns as well as past unresolved histories.
I believe every one has unique, specific abilities to make the best decisions for their situation in order to move forward. As a counselor, I will accompany you as you work towards a goal by offering support, information and assistance. I DO NOT step in front of you and pull but stand next to you and walk alongside you. Your role is committing to your own growth and treatment. The counseling process is a collaborative experience, and the atmosphere is safe and one of acceptance.
Since becoming a counselor, I have been a program director for an inpatient substance abuse treatment and mental health center, counseled families at a domestic violence shelter, a crisis hotline advocate, and an owner of a private practice. I have worked with clients who are experiencing relationship concerns, sexual abuse, relationship violence, families in crisis, depression, anxiety, stress, chronic mental illness, divorce, grief, medical illness, trauma, women's issues and chemical dependency. Given my broad range of experience in different settings and with various clients, I am confident in addressing short and long term therapy goals and a full array of issues.
In my practice, I see adolescents and adults. If your concern is one that is outside my area of expertise or training, I will do my best to provide referral options. I have trained many therapists over the years and have a vast network of excellent therapists to refer.
Ashley Kuehne, LPC-S, LCDC
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional