Outpatient Mental Health Professional
More About Ashley Bartha
I enjoy working with college-age adults and those with various concerns surrounding anxiety, depression, career development, interpersonal relationships, and life changes. I also enjoy working with late diagnosed adults on the Autism Spectrum, adults with ADHD struggles and navigating organizations and schedules, individuals coping with life challenges, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and with clients on a variety of sexual health concerns and relationships matters. I have additional specialized training in working through trauma-based counseling, sexual health matters, art therapy, and something called the Game to Grow Method – which is a method in how videogames and tabletop role-playing games can help process aspects of anxiety and depression and can help with cultivating stronger interpersonal relationships and navigating areas of distress tolerance.
Being the professional you come to for guidance and support is a great honor. I take a very person-centered approach to care by meeting my clients where they are and offering a strengths-based, narrative, and holistic approach to care and wellness. Every person is different and brings their own strengths to therapy, therefore I strive to create a positive, therapeutic relationship and utilize a variety of counseling techniques including humanistic theories supported by cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and artistic and gaming therapies.
In my free time I enjoy crafting, baking, reading, playing video games, and playing Dungeons and Dragons (I play in two different games twice a week). I am also a huge movie buff and will always discuss films and television, as well as anything related to books and videogames with anyone who will listen and wants to chat about their favorites. When not being a hobbit indoors, I also really enjoy being out in nature and frequently go hiking and kayaking around the area with my partner and our two dogs (we also have two cats, but they enjoy the finer things in life and are our indoor relaxation buddies).