Ashley Coombs, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC embraces an Existential theoretical approach to counseling. Existential therapy centers on meaning-making and mastering the art of fulfilled living. Ashley’s counseling and wellness philosophy offers individuals and couples opportunities to address concerns related to universal human conditions that impede healthy connection with others, through the unique and evidence based therapy interventions. Existential therapy is effective for clients, couples, and families improve their overall mental health and enjoy enhanced well-being. It is Ashley’s goal to form a collaborative relationship with the clients feels engaging and honoring their feelings thoughts and needs as the cornerstone of the counseling process, individuals can engage with interpersonal growth strategies that influence sustained change throughout their life and love.
Throughout Ashley’s counseling career, she has focused her work in helping clients who are struggling within the following diverse clinical specialties: substance use disorders Ashley is well qualified to treat this as a certified addiction specialist. Ashley understands that mental health disorders often occur together and she can help to treat Co-occurring disorders, particularly addiction and other mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression. Ashley has helped trauma survivors manage their symptoms and heal from PTSD and acute stress disorder. Mourning be a life long process and Ashley is able to help clients healing from grief & loss concerns. Ashley also works with the gamut of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, chronic mental health disorders. If your concern is relational, Ashley Coombs can help you by offering all forms of marriage and family issues including conflict, communication, parenting, and intimacy, and adjustment/life transition concerns.
Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ashley is an avid academic and she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she also teaches a few courses to other counselors who are earning their masters degrees. Ashley holds current professional designations as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Board Certified Counselor (NCC), and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Ashley’s prior clinical counseling experiences involve many years of providing clinical mental health and also substance use counseling in both outpatient and community-based settings.
Ashley counts herself as a professional first and being a PhD student with all of its trappings comes first, she spends most of her time counseling, studying, and engaging in professional development activities. When she does have occasional downtime, Ashley enjoys planning and embarking on travel adventures near and far with her family and friends. She especially enjoys playing fetch and any time she can relax while snuggling with her little dog.