Becoming Dr. Ashlei

My NBCC Fellowship year has come to an end. :-(

In February 2017, I received a life-changing phone call telling me I received a fellowship I'd applied for some months prior. I was numb.  I was in shock.  And I'm pretty sure I stopped breathing for about 10 seconds.  Further, in March 2017, a press release was sent out through various listservs, newspapers, and pages… Continue reading My NBCC Fellowship year has come to an end. 😦

Counselor 2 Counselor · Mental Health & Wellness

I’m a Therapist, NOT a “Healer”.

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”.

Counselor 2 Counselor

What’s in My Counseling Toolbox: The 5 Must-Haves

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