Meet Ashley

Willow Tree Counseling Services

Hello! I am Ashley, and I am so glad you are here.

I am a North Carolina Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Therapist.

I believe that we all have the ability to make the changes needed to feel fulfilled in our lives. However, we also all deserve a little help. I am structured, goal-orientated, and looking forward to providing you with the tools and techniques needed to realize the life that you deserve.

I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology and women and gender studies from Furman University and completed my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Appalachian University. Since 2011, I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and have experience working with adults individually and in groups.

I serve on the board of directors for Postpartum Resource Center of the Triad, a local non-profit focusing on improving the mental health and well-being of parents and partners during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I am also active in our community, serving on the advisory board for the Nurse Family Partnership, and collaborating with The Mom League in Winston Salem.

I share my free time with my family and friends, exploring the special Triad community that we are thankful to call home. I also enjoy reading, traveling, all things coffee and the outdoors.

“The willow does not weep. She hangs, she sways, she hums along to earth’s breaths.”
– Sarah Maria

Some of the modalities I specialize in, include:


I am trained in Level I and II Brainspotting and have additional training using this approach with the perinatal population. This distinctive and innovative therapy technique uses the client’s visual field to help access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT):

This approach focuses on identifying challenging thought and behavior patterns to create change.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

Is an evidenced-based therapy which focuses on mindfulness practices, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and crisis management skills.


Mindfulness is derived from Buddhist teachings and incorporates a non-judgmental awareness of the present moment.