Ashley Jean Taylor, LPC Intern
Supervised by June Williams, LPC Supervisor
Hello and welcome! Life brings many changes to us. Some are expected while others are not. Life can move so fast, and the biggest change can happen when we slow down. I strive to create a safe and collaborative space to pause, explore, and reflect through implementing compassion-based approaches to wellness such as mindfulness, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and ecotherapy. Through these approaches, we are able to dive deeper into thoughts, behaviors and patterns that may or may not be serving you. Through this introspection, we gain insight on how the inner workings of our minds can influence the relationship with ourselves and others, the connection between our thoughts, emotions and actions, and how to ground ourselves in those times of triumph and difficulty. The steps you take continue to move you forward—no matter how small—will bring about shifts in your life. This journey takes courage, vulnerability, and a willingness to examine what we want to change and how we want to invest in ourselves. I applaud you for beginning this journey.
As a mental health therapist, I have worked in a variety of settings such as schools, universities, mental health clinics and mental health crisis response. It’s my specialty to work collaboratively with individuals experiencing life transitions, LGBTQIA specific issues, career dissatisfaction, substance use, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and trauma.
A little bit more about me. I have lived in the southwest for the last 12 years and recently moved to Austin, TX. Prior to Austin, I lived in Albuquerque, NM where I completed my Bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish, followed by my Master’s in Clinical Counseling and School Counseling. While in New Mexico, I explored the combination of art, nature and mindfulness to find deeper meaning in my relationships and identity. Each of these areas provided a gentle way to peel back the layers of patterns that did not create the balance or peace for the life that I wanted to create. My introduction to mindfulness began in 2012 as I prepared for knee surgery after a soccer injury. At that time, I found myself feeling restless, frustrated, overwhelmed, and seeking more from my life. It was through the implementation of mindfulness that I was able to explore thoughts or behaviors that were not serving me, and to find balance, strengthen relationships, achieve career and life goals, and experience new adventures.
Contact me today for to see if we are a good fit by calling 512/201-4501, ext. 183 or filling out the online form here.