Deborah Ashway,LCMHC

Deborah Ashway,LCMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Creative Arts Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), NC Addictions Specialist (LCAS)
Secondary Credential: Addictions Specialist Professional (LCAS) - LCAS-20787
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Military
  • MedCost
  • Tricare
Fees: If I am not paneled with your insurance network I can provide documentation to submit for 'out of network' coverage. I also accept private pay in the following payments:
American Express
Health Savings Account
Fees for sessions are $90 - $140
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


790 Cardinal Rd.
New Bern, North Carolina 28562

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My Approach to Helping

I am trained and certified in trauma focused approaches including EMDR, Expressive Arts, and SITCAP. I am also trained and skilled in several aspects of design, innovation and analysis.

That means that I look for the underlying elements and patterns beneath the framework of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors because these are at the root of almost all issues. This is the structure of our life experience. Structure is what provides support, order and stability to everything including thoughts. Structure gives form and defines boundaries. While structure and boundaries are vital to life and form, the concepts of harmony and balance is where we find inspiration and the force behind healing.

More Info About My Practice

Each individual is unique and not all approaches work the same for everyone. Your treatment will be specifically tailored to your needs and personality. I am a certified EMDR specialist and have consistently found that the most effective approach with the longest lasting results involves targeting the root source. Usually a combination of evidenced based modalities are used together to address different issues.

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

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of experiencing stressful events that often involve a threat to life or safety. Any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn't involve physical harm. Your subjective emotional experience of an event determines a traumatic experience. Trauma can be caused by a single one-time event or by ongoing stress such as living in a violent environment, or struggling with disease. The effects of trauma can have severe and long-lasting results causing anxiety, depression, numbness, trust issues, and dissociative symptoms. When trauma is not resolved, fear and helplessness carries over into all aspects of life. With the right treatment, you can recover and regain balance and control.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and groups. I help people through challenges including trauma, anxiety, depression, toxic relationships, abuse and emotional distress. We work together using a holistic and integrative approach tailored for you that combines evidence-based therapeutic methods with sensory and energy modalities. Through multi-integrative therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Narcissism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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