Words cannot express my gratitude for Ashley. I found her during a time in my life when my whole world felt like it was turned upside down due to my anxiety. Having never experienced symptoms like this before, I felt completely lost. Ashley has a very caring and nurturing personality that helps put you at ease during your first conversation with her. Not only is she accepting, non-judgmental and totally approachable, she also knows what she's talking about. While having your best interest at heart, she helps you build the tools you need to overcome the thoughts and anxieties you're experiencing to help you move on with your life. Quit looking for a person to talk to about your anxieties. You found her. Ashley is your gal.
Having our 9 year old son see Ashley for CBIT was one the best decisions we have ever made. I was skeptical about doing online therapy (we are in Alaska), but after the first session I knew it was a good choice. Our son had severe motor and vocal tics, which are almost non-existent at this point. We worked through CBIT for 9 weeks with Ashley and saw dramatic improvement!
Janise, mother to son with Tourette
The OCD Expert! In a very short amount of time Ashley has helped me make amazing progress with my OCD. OCD is different for every person, and Ashley was quick to understand the fundamental "rules" that were governing my behavior and how to overturn them quickly. She was always receptive to my feedback but made her expectations clear, pushing me every day to go just a little bit further than I would have been willing to go without her guidance. She has always been receptive to my questions and provided clear explanations for why she was setting me on a certain path. She has truly changed my life and I can't thank her enough.
I am so thankful we found Ashley. She was able to help my teenage daughter control her severe anxiety. After seeing Ashley a few times we could see a remarkable difference in our daughter's demeanor. We now feel like we have our old daughter back, thanks to her help.
After suffering from social anxiety for the majority of my adult life, I felt as though I was destined for a life of solitude. After losing several opportunities within my company due to lack of engagement in social settings, I decided to seek help. I progressed weekly through treatment with Ashley, and finished treatment after roughly 3 months. I now feel confident at work, making small talk on the golf course, and in one day pursuing a relationship. I only wish I sought out therapy sooner.
As a retired adult dealing with severe skin-picking, I thought the battle was hopeless. Then, I found Ashley. She renewed my hope and was, by far, the most knowledgeable therapist I've spoken to about BRFBs. She gave me tangible tools to use immediately to get this behavior under control. I still slip from time to time, but overall my picking has dropped by leaps and bounds.
Our 10 year old daughter pulled out her eyelashes since she was in preschool. It was something we learned to live with, but as our daughter aged, she asked for help to stop. We found Ashley and our daughter was pull-free in about 8 weeks. Our daughter has so much more confidence now, not only because she now has her beautiful eye lashes back but because she feels a sense of control over this behavior.
Oh my gosh! I slept the entire last night and I cried when I woke up this morning because I felt so good! Today is the best day I've had in a very long time... Possibly the best I've felt in my entire life! Thank you so much for helping me!
We are excited to welcome Jack into the practice. His skill set and expertise, especially within ACT will be a valuable addition
Ashley L. Annestedt, LCSW — Clinical Director & Therapist at Beyond Borders CBT