Ashley Applewhite, MA, NCC, LPC-Intern
Supervised by Maria Field, MS, LPC-Supervisor
Ashley received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University in 2014 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2010 and has been working with adolescents, teens, and adults in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex area for the past 2 1/2 years. Ashley specializes in helping individuals who have experienced trauma; especially sexual abuse, domestic violence, family violence, physical abuse, and associated injuries. She also has experience working with topics such as anger management, self-esteem, grief, anxiety, and depression. She has worked at a children’s advocacy center, a domestic violence shelter, and a domestic violence resource center. Ashley is highly skilled in working with both individuals and group settings. Her approach to counseling involves genuine caring, acceptance, and non-judgment. She works with clients from a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach in order to help individuals recognize how their thoughts and feelings can influence their behavior. Through the use of CBT, individuals learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior enabling them to feel more satisfied with their lives. Ashley uses her clinical skills with the intentions of empowering and improving the mental/emotional well-being of her clients so they can live happier, healthier and more productive lives.