Valerie Hicks Ashley,LPC

Valerie Hicks Ashley,LPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: My hourly rate is $150.00 but I have a sliding scale for those who are in need of financial consideration.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


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.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • 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.

    Also, specialize in helping people to
    understand how trauma impacts work life and career development.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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