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Ashley Patrican

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Ashley Patrican

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Ashley Patrican

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Client Focus

  • Adolescents 13-17
  • Adults 18-64
  • Adults 65+
  • Children 6-12
  • Couples
  • Family

Payment options

  • Insurance
  • Self Pay

Insurance accepted

Aetna Insurance
Anthem BCBS Insurance
Tricare East Insurance
Amerihealth Insurance
Optum Health Insurance
Cigna Insurance
United Healthcare Insurance

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Ashley Patrican

About Me

My name is Ashley Patrican. My ambition is reflected in my career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. My background shows my eagerness to seek experience and gain knowledge from people experiencing difficult circumstances and having them teach me what it means to become proficient in my field. While in Graduate school I became involved in an internship that allowed me the opportunity to work with clients in crisis at a residential facility. This is where I facilitated group therapy sessions as well as incorporate art therapy principles. I have been an avid supporter of the use of art in therapy since I first decided to become a counselor. I have worked as an In-Home counselor which allowed me the opportunity to to get an up close and personal look at my clients and at their livelihood. I later went into group private practice settings were I remained for many years harnessing my skill set with all age ranges.I am dedicated to treating the whole person and I believe in this field because it represents what I value, not only as a counselor but as a person as well. Giving back to the community and helping people heal is a worthwhile endeavor.


FAQs

I once worked with a 7y/o hispanic female and her family to assist with her diagnosis of Autism and ADHD. The client was non-verbal and was perceived by the family as unable to make requests and or clothe herself. The break-through is that she started to clothe herself, make requests using PECS for food and listen to directions. During a session she was even able to speak for the first time.

Our sessions will be collaborative and mutually autonomous. Each session will reflect on progress and practice conducted by client outside of each session. My approach in talk therapy is to be goal oriented and direct as appropriate.

It involves an assessment about presenting symptoms, genogram of the family, family mental history and medical and mental health history. Then it is exploring briefly some areas of concern that may be of focus for treatment.

Making a difference in a person's life to be their best self is my ultimate motivator.

Highlights

    What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

    Clients can expect that I will be goal and action oriented. I will meet them where they are at but also encourage them to practice skills learned outside of session. I like to use humor when appropriate to uplift the mood. I also enjoy using alternative means of communication when talking proves difficult i.e. writing, messaging or drawing. There will me monthly check ins to see how progress with treatment goals is going.

    What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

    I utilize evidence-based therapies, including: Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy & Art Therapies.

    Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

    My biggest strengths are working with people who experience mood disorders,  trauma and have Autism and/or ADHD. I am experienced working with children who have Autism and have several on-hand resources to provide parents and/or  clients with to improve their adaptability to their environment. I have experience working with people who have mood and/or personality disorders. I have bibliotherapy resources that I provide as well. I also have experience working with people who have borderline personality disorder and will work with them from an attachment based therapy approach.

Specialities

  • Academic
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit
  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Career
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Grief / Loss
  • Health
  • Life Adjustments
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage
  • Medical
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic
  • Peak Performance
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Relationships
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma (PTSD)

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