Ashley J. Winslow is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing independently in the state of Colorado. She has a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College (2007) and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University (2012). She provides therapeutic services to those interested in improving their social and emotional well-being. The population served includes individuals (teens and adults), couples (any two people that are in an intimate relationship both traditional and nontraditional) and families (nuclear and extended). She provides individualized therapeutic services based on systemic, client-centered, trauma–informed, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, attachment therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and motivational interviewing.
Ashley can assist you in managing relational difficulties and mental health challenges. She believes that everyone has the ability to make new decisions to improve their life in a way that is healthy and increases their happiness. Ashley can help you improve your relationships and satisfaction in life by learning to cope with emotional stress/pain or anxiety, feelings of loneliness, communication problems, isolation, depression, moodiness, sexual disturbances, unexplained fatigue, family conflict or tension, divorce, separation, fear, anger, guilt, or grief.
The therapeutic approach used is based on your individual needs according to your personal and family history, relationships, attempted solutions, personality, and the current issue you are having difficulty with. The theory she uses guides her questions/interventions as you engage in a collaborative process to learn more about what is driving your behavior, mood/feelings, and thoughts to gain the insight needed to make effective and lasting change. Ashley is on this journey of personal growth with you and will guide and support you along the way. She is compassionate, understanding, and nonjudgmental which creates a relaxed and accepting environment to explore deep, personal issues that are difficult to face.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
ART uses eye movements and image replacement to directly reprogram the way distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. It is effective with traumatic memories, PTSD, phobias, OCD, sexual assault/childhood sexual abuse, and other disorders. You can find more information at https://acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com/.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT explores the negative cycle of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are contributing to your conflict with your loved one. Each of you will take responsibility for your part in this cycle and begin to speak to each other in a more honest and vulnerable way. This process will help you learn new ways of responding that produces a more desired result that strengthens the relationship and increase closeness and safety. We will explore the underlying attachment needs (closeness, acceptance, understanding, connection, etc.) and examine any barriers in the relationship or from your past experiences with others (i.e. primary caregivers in childhood or early partners) that prevent you from reaching for what you need from your partner. You can learn more about this approach from https://iceeft.com/
If you are struggling with addiction, Ashley will help you understand the roots of your dependency on alcohol, drugs, or other activities such as porn, gambling, etc., as well as the ongoing “triggers” that inspire their use by providing services using the Matrix Model for addiction. Once a therapeutic relationship is established, you will work with Ashley using behavioral interventions, processing emotions, and having sessions with family members as appropriate. The client-counselor relationship is highly collaborative and personal, with a great deal of intense and honest interaction. Recovery is a lifelong process; not only must the chemical dependency be over-come, but changes in lifestyle and patterns of thinking and interaction must be made as well. You will create a unique relationship with Ashley based upon hope, recovery, empathy, and belief in the possibility of ongoing self-improvement.
Payment is accepted from several insurance companies including Aetna, Tricare, Kaiser/Beacon Health Options, United Health Care/OPTUM, Anthem BCBS, and is accepted from several EAP panels including Beacon Health Options, Lyra Health, Centura Health, and Military One Source. If requested, Ashley offers a free 30-minute consultation to evaluate compatibility and to answer any questions about the therapeutic process. If using insurance, your insurance company will determine the fee and your co-pay. You must call , text, or email to cancel an appointment at least 48 hours (2 days) before the time of the appointment or you may be charged.
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