When suffering from any mental and emotional instability it is difficult to initiate and navigate change. To begin the journey of change means starting where you are; honoring you as in individual and your own perspective and understanding of yourself and the world. Sometimes that simply means making an appointment for therapy and actually attending the first session.
Through education and skill building, a foundation is built to then form a readiness to begin the journey. Everyone’s journey is different and unique. Understanding the science behind trauma and addiction, and the impact of various life experiences, are critical elements in treatment.
Also of importance is the deep connection between the mind and the body. Our minds and bodies are so amazing! Treating both the mind and the body with gentle kindness is a very important part of healing.
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hours.
Specializing in trauma therapy, anxiety and depression, and addiction treatment, Nicole's approach to therapy is holistic and balanced. Nicole uses a multi-modal approach to therapy, combining the following goals:
She utilizes EMDR, yoga as therapy, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and art therapy.
Hello, my name is Ashley Wright and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. I have been working with clients for a few years now and really enjoy working with children 9-years and up with a focus on teen girls and women who experience depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mental and emotional difficulties. I also specialize in Christian Counseling/Faith Based Counseling.
The interventions I use are always based on individual needs and the goals that we have established together. I integrate the most relevant principles from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, client centered as well as change theory, also known as motivational interviewing.
It is my belief that effective therapy requires an authentic human connection. It requires that all involved are physically and emotionally present and have the courage to be vulnerable. Healing happens within that relationship. The relationship can only be cultivated when a person feels safe, fully accepted, unconditionally supported, and feel that the other person truly has his/her best interest at heart. These are my responsibilities as a therapist. I take them seriously and genuinely see my work as an honor; an opportunity to walk with people through their deepest struggles, sit with them in profound pain, experience the unique joys and challenges of family, glorious success of a new way of doing something, the sweet relief of healing, the unique challenges…it truly is a privilege.
I was born and bred in West Virginia. This I am proud of. One of my favorite songs is "Country Roads." I grew up in Clarksburg. I came to Wood County to teach school. I taught for eight years.
I hold a Master of Arts degree from Marshall University. I also graduated from Ohio University with a Master's degree in Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia and a Licensed Clinical Counselor in Ohio.
I greatly enjoy being with my friends and my pets. I especially enjoy being with my daughter and my grandson, who live in Huntington, WV.
Individual Counseling for children, adolescents and adults
Private yoga sessions