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
Shockingly enough, therapists are people too.
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. 😦
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”.
So what exactly do all those letters behind mental health professionals' names mean? I'm here to HELP!
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
PhD programs are extremely selective, so how in the world did I do it?!
Where I've been.. & Where I'm 'bout to go.
A counselor's path to healing