Ashlee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified School Counselor in New Jersey. Ashlee earned her BA degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey. After graduating, Ashlee worked full-time for a behavioral healthcare system providing support to adolescents, teens, and adults on both psychiatric inpatient and residential levels. Ashlee returned to school and received her Master’s degree in School Counseling as well as her Educational Specialist Degree in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University. After passing her licensing exam Ashlee spent the next four years working as a primary therapist at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient level where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Ashlee has also provided in-home services for children and teens in Burlington and Camden county through New Jersey’s Children’s System of Care. Ashlee has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has run skills groups for both adolescents and adults. Ashlee also has experience working with those struggling with addiction on both an inpatient and outpatient level.
Ashlee’s Approach to Helping:
Ashlee believes that by learning behavioral skills clients can enhance their capabilities to live the life that they want to live. Our feelings are closely connected to how we perceive situations and if those perceptions are distorted or inaccurate it can lead to feelings of distress including anxiety and depression. By using evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can be explored to achieve more adaptive and accurate perspectives. The journey through therapy is about finding a balance between acceptance and change so that one can work towards achieving their goals.