Valerie Hicks Ashley, M.S., N.C.C.

Trauma and EMDR-Trained Therapist

Valerie Hicks Ashley, M.S., N.C.C.

Trauma and EMDR-Trained Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: Other
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: My hourly rate is $120.00 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

Clients have told me that I have a way of looking at the world that helps them make sense of themselves and others. It allows them to explore their feelings, change behaviors, and heal and grow. I think it takes a lot of courage to deal with trauma and create a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your experiences at your own pace.

More Info About My Practice

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

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.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    As a therapist working with 20 years of experience in trauma and PTSD, I have counseled adult survivors of domestic violence, emotional abuse, physical abuse, neglect, sexual assault, and people who are grieving significant losses and who are in recovery from substance misuse. I also help adults with childhood trauma that impacts their ability to create successful and sustainable work lives.

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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