Ashley Mullica


Ashley Mullica


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW-24141
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW 15152
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare West
Fees: I offer free brief phone consultations to try and ensure it is a good fit and to help you feel more comfortable coming in to see me. My session rates are quite affordable as I believe everyone should have access to high quality counseling. Initial assessment sessions are $100, subsequent 60 minute sessions are $85. I accept cash, check, creditdebit cards including HSA and FSA cards via Square and PayPal. I can also provide a superbill if needed for you to submit to to your insurance provider if you have out of out of network coverage.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


6120 Paseo Del Norte
Suite L-1
Carlsbad, California 92011

My Approach to Helping

Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stuck, overwhelmed or lost? If so, I can help! I specialize in treating anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, divorce, and children's behavioral issues/parenting concerns. I would be honored to partner with you or your child/teen to help address these or any of the other issues I treat. I provide honest, straight forward and practical interventions to assist you in achieving the life you want. I am a compassionate, client centered, and interactive therapist who will help you problem solve, build coping skills and unlock your full potential. I treat every client, couple or family as unique and customize my therapeutic approach to your specific needs to help you achieve the most optimal outcomes for you.

More Info About My Practice

I have over fifteen years of experience as a social worker and have worked with diverse populations in many different settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, schools and hospitals. I provide individual therapy, couples counseling, family therapy and parent coaching to children, teens and adults. Please check out my website for more information. I also offer free phone consultations so we can ensure it is a good fit and you feel comfortable. For your convenience, evening, early morning and weekend appointments are available. I try to be very flexible and accomodate clients' schedules as much as possible.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in treating adolescents and young adults. I have experience working with children with behavioral and emotional issues and my treatment with children includes a strong partnership and collaboration with parents and interaction with the child's school including attending IEP meetings if needed. I also have experience and training in adoptions and am well aware of the specific potential issues that can surface before, during and after this process. Additionally, I am skilled at treating people with symptoms related to PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, abuse, anxiety, depression, women's issues/post-partum depression, infertility, chronic illness/disability adjustment, and school/work adjustment issues.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I feel very honored to have the opportunity to work with individuals, couples and families, especially during what is oftentimes a very difficult time. I chose this profession because my passion is helping others and honestly there is no greater joy than seeing my clients find happiness and achieve their goals. I have immense admiration for people who pursue therapy as it can be scary, but also extremely rewarding. I truly believe that if you are feeling stuck, counseling with a skilled therapist can be one of the very best gifts you can give to yourself.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals, couples and families. I specialize in treating teens and young adults. I also work with kids with behavioral and attention issues as well as kids whose parents are going through a divorce. Most of my clients I see suffer from anxiety, PTSD, trauma and griefloss related issues. I also work with clients on relationship skills to help improve and strengthen their relationships.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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