Ashley Revels, MS, NCC, LPC (she/her) has extensive experience working with individuals facing difficulties managing symptoms related to mood disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. As a PTSD therapist, she understands that these symptoms can be challenging for anyone to navigate. With a strengths-based approach and a focus on skill acquisition, Ashley aims to help individuals progress towards their therapy goals.
Ashley aspires to support her clients in better understanding themselves while also cultivating more meaningful relationships. She acknowledges the complexities of life, whether it’s struggling to manage mental health symptoms, experiencing significant life changes, or desiring a deeper connection with loved ones. With her expertise as a PTSD therapist and dedication, Ashley is here to assist you on your journey towards greater self-awareness and improved well-being.
When working with families, Ashley emphasizes the importance of family members working towards goals together. She takes a structural family therapy approach which focuses on analyzing patterns of dysfunction and re-adjusting the family structure through setting new boundaries that better serve the family. Every family has their own history, culture, and world view, so family members are the driving force in determining what structural changes work best for them.
Ashley focuses on collaboration and honesty in therapy. She understands that change can be scary and aims to create a therapeutic space that morphs fear and nerves into hope and excitement about the future. She believes that everyone is capable of making lasting changes when provided with the time, care, feedback, and skills to grow.
Education and Experience
Ashley attended the University of Pittsburgh where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She continued her studies at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 2019.
Ashley has experience working in community-based, inpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential settings. She has primarily worked with adolescents who have experienced stressful life events, resulting in behavioral concerns such as aggression, self-injury, and suicidal ideation. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based approach for treating PTSD symptoms in teenagers and adults. She has also worked with families to help manage these behavioral concerns through psychoeducation, exploration of unhelpful patterns within the family system, and restructuring of family roles.
Ashley has also been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Structural Family Therapy. She has experience working with individuals who want help to manage symptoms related to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and trauma. She also has extensive experience working with families who want to explore unhelpful patterns and improve communication.
Hobbies and Interests
When the weather is nice, Ashley enjoys running, hiking, and taking pictures of nature. She values quality time with her loved ones. Ashley is a big believer in hobbies that promote creativity and relaxation. Some of these hobbies include hanging out with her cat, reading, painting, playing piano, writing, and baking.
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