Meet Ashley

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have spent my career helping people develop coping skills to think, feel, and behave in healthier manners. I am invested in helping clients to create boundaries and build healthy relationships with family, friends, and romantic  partners. If you are in a relationship and feeling more invested in the needs of your partner at the expense of your own needs, therapy can help you exert more  of a balance in your relationships. While caring for a person is an important part of a relationship it can have an adverse impact if not appropriately implemented. I aim to help individuals who identify themselves as "people pleasers" learn how to care for others without experiencing guilt when they assert their own needs. 

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Ashley Sheriff,
MA, LPC
Primary Therapist

Deciding to make changes in life can be extremely difficult and I hope to support you through your process. I will help you to identify the behavior(s) that you believe are holding you back. I work with a lot of individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and codependency. I have also spent 10 years working with incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who are transitioning back into our communities  from prison. This has given me the opportunity to treat an array of issues, such as:

Most of these clients have struggled in engaging in healthy sexual behaviors and have experienced behaviors such as pornography viewing which has made it difficult for them to connect with their partners. I am excited to build on this experience as I am  being mentored by  Sherry Borlabi,  MSMHC, NCC, LPC, CSAT, BSP  and working towards   achieving certification as a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) 

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CREDENTIALS & CERTIFICATIONS
  • MA (Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology )

  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)

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TREATMENT MODALITIES
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Informed

  • MI (Motivational Interviewing)

  • GLM (The Good Lives Model)

  • Attachment- Based

  • Compassion Focused

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Forensic Psychology

  • Person- Centered

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma- Informed

I realized early on in my career that we can engage in behaviors that are not helpful for ourselves in an effort to try to feel better. Therefore, I practice from a trauma informed perspective to develop an understanding with my clients as to why a behavior is occurring, what relief they hope to obtain from that unwanted behavior, and then finally to develop coping skills that provide the relief being sought after. I like to give focus to the strengths that a person possesses and utilize those skills to create healthier coping options. Making the commitment to therapy takes vulnerability and I appreciate your willingness to share your authentic self with me. 

Sometimes you may feel like you are managing stressors beautifully and other times you may feel like you are barely treading water. I hope if you are judging yourself for feeling overwhelmed or that you are not doing "good enough" that you simply being here suggests that you are willing to put forth the effort to be the best you!