As my following continues to grow (thank you all so much!), I am starting to get a lot of similar questions from my Facebook, Instagram, and via my site. I noticed a number of common themes throughout the questions I've received since launching in March 2018, so I decided to compile this FAQ list so as… Continue reading FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) About Me & CounselorAshlei.com
How can you show acceptance for each of your clients whilst going about your everyday life as a counselor? Don't fret; I have three simple ways to incorporate social justice into your daily practice.
Shockingly enough, therapists are people too.
I've seen a number of fellow therapists/counselors call themselves "healers", and it never sat well with me for some odd reason. I could never bring myself to identify as one who "heals" people who seek therapy. heal·er ˈhēlər/ 1. a person who claims to be able to cure a disease of injury using special powers 2.… Continue reading I’m a Therapist, NOT a “Healer”.
Being a therapist is truly hard work. The intense emotional demands (all day, every day), the sheer number of clients and all of their unique concerns, and not to mention all the required paperwork...! I often find myself searching for things that can enhance my clinical practice and make my #TherapistLife a little bit easier.… Continue reading What’s in My Counseling Toolbox: The 5 Must-Haves
The language we use in conversations with others either contributes to the stigma against mental health or contributes to ending the stigma.