Ashley McDaniel, LMFT

License #115550
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychoanalysis
Academic Difficulties, Anger Management, Anxiety, Career/Academic Stress, Children, Crisis Stabilization , Dependency, Depression, Faith-Based/Christian, Grief/Loss, Life Transitions, Parenting, Racial/Cultural Identity, Racial Trauma, Relationship Issues, Religious/Spiritual Trauma, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Teens, Women’s Issues
Attachment-Focused, Insight-oriented (Psychodynamic), Trauma Focused
Mornings, Around Noon, Afternoons, Evenings, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Taking new clients
Telehealth
English
Ethera Irvine
Out of Pocket, Superbill
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Meet Ashley McDaniel

Life’s challenges can be overwhelming, especially without support. As a teen, I struggled silently with anxiety and shame, feeling disconnected from those around me. But with guidance, I learned to navigate my thoughts and emotions, finding hope and connection. Now, I help clients of all ages do the same. Whether you’re an adult concerned about your mental health, a parent concerned about your child’s well-being or a teen seeking support, know that you’re not alone. Together, we can navigate life’s challenges and find hope for the future.

I’m rooting for you!

 

What is one thing that you have learned through your own therapy?

I discovered the importance of communication. Even though I’ve been comfortable in social situations, I realized I needed to enhance my communication skills. I learned how to handle challenging conversations in my relationships, and it has truly made a huge difference for me. Now, I feel more acknowledged and understood, and most importantly, I feel much closer to my loved ones.

 

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Becoming a therapist felt like a calling from deep within. I’ve always had a natural care for people and a strong focus on relationships. As I considered different career paths, I realized this was the perfect fit for me. While I didn’t have much exposure to the field before school, my Christian faith showed me the importance of the role of counselors.

 

How have your personal experiences helped your work with your clients?

I’ve had diverse experiences working with people of different ages and cultures through volunteering both abroad and locally. While my previous roles weren’t as a therapist, I’ve always been drawn to building relationships. From a young age, I learned how to connect with others. Now, as a therapist, I have the privilege of supporting amazing individuals in a profound way. My varied experiences have given me an advantage because I’m naturally curious about understanding people in a holistic sense. I want to know about your culture, your generation, your family… your story.

 

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Therapy Styles

Short Term (Solution-focused, etc.) 
Ideal for those who are coming in with a specific problem they’d like to address and gain clarity on. Typically, short term therapies are present focused and do not dive deep into your past.

Structured
Structured therapies are goal and progress oriented. Therapists may incorporate psychoeducation and a specific “curriculum.” In order to stay on track, therapists may provide worksheets and homework.

Insight-oriented (Psychodynamic, Existential, etc.) 
Exploring the past and making connections to present issues can help clients gain insight. Getting to the root of the issue and finding deeper self-awareness can help with long-term change.

Non-directive (Humanistic, Person-centered, etc.)
Going with the flow and seeing where it leads.

Behavioral (CBT, DBT, etc.)
Focuses on changing potentially unhealthy or self-destructive behaviors by addressing problematic thought patterns and specific providing coping skills.

Trauma Focused (EMDR, TF-CBT, etc.)
Recognizing the connection between trauma experiences and your emotional and behavioral responses, trauma focused therapy seeks to help you heal from traumas.