Ashley Cooper, LMHC
I think about healing as a continuum- one that holds moments and connections that impact our sense of self, and our sense of belonging and possibility. Sometimes it’s so subtle that we don’t notice our growth until suddenly things feel different – and you realize- you are different.
Just as moments and connections help us heal – some can really hurt. In order to make sense of the pain that we’re alone with, we often turn it inward. This can leave us with even more painful beliefs about ourselves and the world.
Whatever has brought you here, I want to understand. I know that right now I’m a stranger to you, and starting a new relationship can feel overwhelming. We will move at a pace that feels most comfortable for you.
Feeling better is completely possible. Feeling MORE than better is too.
Over the course of therapy, our relationship will evolve as you grow. Sometimes I will offer curiosity, new ideas and techniques. Other times, I will draw from the dynamic that we create to help you understand your experience in the world. Most of all, I will trust in the wisdom and strength you already possess to guide us. We’ll create space for the parts of you stuck in the shadows to come forward to be seen, known and supported. And together, we will help you access your fullest healthiest self.
I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders, trauma, anxiety, and relationship issues. I hold a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from New York University and completed advanced Eating Disorder training from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia. Using my training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), I work intuitively and creatively. I also believe that our bodies hold the keys to true understanding and letting go.
Alongside my passion for psychotherapy, I serve as the Associate Director here at Erika Malm Collective, where I am committed to supporting the growth of a community that aligns with my deepest values.