Counseling DirectorAs the Counseling Director and a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern at Beit T’Shuvah, Ashley coordinates counseling services and training for counselors, and also works directly with clients as both a counselor and a therapist. Ashley believes in the sanctity and power of the therapeutic relationship and in the ability of every person to recover and transform through mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.
A native of Los Angeles, Ashley received her BA in Psychology from UCLA, where she worked on a study that was published in the Journal of Social Influence. She went on to receive her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Ashley received extensive training in the theories, research, and practice of psychotherapy and wrote her thesis on the relationship between trauma and substance abuse. She completed her practicum training at the CLARE Foundation in Santa Monica, a residential substance abuse facility, where she received training in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 12-step oriented treatment. Ashley began working at Beit T’Shuvah in 2012 and has counseled individuals, couples, and families. She is a fluent Farsi speaker and bilingual therapist.