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Ashley Newton MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC specializes in helping those who find themselves using avoidance and numbing as coping mechanisms to manage the challenges of life. She recognizes that while these unhealthy coping mechanisms work, they also rob individuals of joy, meaning, and connection. She has extensive training in addiction treatment and is passionate about identifying the roots of problematic substance use and addictive behaviors. Her goal is to guide her clients in cultivating healthy coping skills while also maintaining authenticity and repairing relationships. Ashley has ample experience supporting the healing of those who are hurting due to a family member struggles with addiction. She also provides care for those who have achieved long term sobriety and simply need help living life on life’s terms.

Ashley’s approach to counseling draws from a foundation of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. She applies various treatment modalities ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She believes in tailoring the therapy experience to meet the unique circumstances and needs of each client. She embraces a holistic approach to therapy which helps her clients resolve underlying issues, integrate self-care and mindfulness techniques, and learn healthier coping skills. She aids her clients in setting realistic goals in order to achieve their desired outcomes.

Ashley graduated with her Master’s in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed clinical addiction specialist (LCAS) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC). She also completed and maintains her clinical trauma professional certification (CCTP) and her status as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT-200).

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson