Anxiety and Couples Therapist in New York and New Jersey Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Level 2 Trained in Gottman Couples Therapy
Ashley Williams is the Founder and Clinical Director of Cardinal Hope Mental Health Counseling Services
Who I Help?
I help those who are overwhelmed and tired of the daily hamster wheel of thoughts. My clients typically struggle to remain in the present moment because of their overthinking and persistent anxious thinking patterns take control.
I also work with couples who are feeling unheard, seen or validated within their relationship. My ideal couple is frustrated with their current absence of communication and conflict resolution skills and they are motivated to create a positive change within their relationship.
How I Help?
It is important to recognize the cultural factors that impact our therapeutic journey. My staff and myself take into consideration external factors that shape your current presenting problems. We understand the uniqueness of your story and want to make sure our therapy goals are reflective of that.
Some of my treatment approaches include the following:
Using Cognitive Behavorial Therapy(CBT) to assist you in identifying the unhealthy and anxious thinking pattern and create reframing statements. I also use this technique to help guide you into connect the role of thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
I use Gottman Therapy within my couples work. As a level 2 trained therapist in this modality, I have found this evidence approach to be most effective with couples. We use this intervention to explore shared meaning, conflict and communication skill building.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Counselor. I am a LPC which allows me to service New Jersey clients through telehalth. I received my bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from Morrisville State College. I obtained my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies Certification from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Let me help you to quite the noise of your anxiety-based thoughts or assist you to improving the relationships within your life. Contact me today!