Valerie Hicks Ashley, M.S.

Trauma and EMDR-Trained Therapist

Valerie Hicks Ashley, M.S.

Trauma and EMDR-Trained Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: Other
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: My hourly rate is $125.00 but I have a sliding scale for those who are in need of financial consideration.
Evening Availability

Offices

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

My Approach to Helping

It takes a lot of internal strength and courage to heal from trauma and abuse. My goal is to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand how trauma may be impacting you, your life, your work, and your relationships and then provide the tools and support to help you reach your goals.

More Info About My Practice

My treatment methods include Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Person-Centered Therapy, and Traumatic Grief Counseling.

I have a specialty in how trauma impacts your ability to develop and maintain a successful and sustainable work life. Below is a Podcast URL that you are welcome to listen to if you would like more information on this topic.
www.lightaftertrauma.libsyn.comepisode-2-the-impact-of-trauma-on-career-development

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have devoted my work life to helping people who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma and who are suffering from the consequences of that trauma.

    Trauma makes you feel unsafe in the world, and worst of all it can make you feel unsafe in your own mind. Often you can feel as if something is fundamentally wrong with you, but truly nothing wrong with you at all. You are living in reaction to your trauma. I will help you understand your specific trauma responses and how to change them.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Neuropsychology
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited (TRU)

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