Counselor / Therapist in Freehold, NJ

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Ashley Staggard, LAC

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Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Specialties: Young Adults, Adolescents, and Children; Anxiety Disorders including OCD, GAD, Phobias, Social and Eating Disorders, Depression, Trauma, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Personality Disorders, Self-Esteem & Identity, Body Image, LGBTQQIIAA+, Sexual Identity, Women’s issues, Turbulent Relationships, Life Transitions, School-Related issues, Emotion-Regulation, Addiction, Skills training including- communication, emotion regulation, stress, anger management, obsessional thinking and self-harm reduction

Therapeutic Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Choice Theory, Mindfulness, Psycho-Educational and other Evidence-Based treatment modalities.

Educational Background: I graduated from Monmouth University from a CACREP accredited Master’s in Counseling Program. My certifications include; Licensed Associate Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and School Counselor. My Bachelor’s degree is from Kean University in Special Education and English.

I commend you for taking this first step- counseling can be a rewarding and transformative journey. As your therapist, we will work together to accomplish your goals and work on skills that you can incorporate into your everyday life. I look at each client as a unique individual and tailor a treatment plan based on your needs. Through my distinct counseling approach, I have helped many people cope with the obstacles that life has thrown at them. I promise to always listen first and to create a safe space for you to explore any topic you would like. Life can be stressful and over-whelming; it is my job to work with you and help you grow into the best version of yourself. I look forward to meeting you!

When I am not in the office, you’ll find me walking through the woods, playing a team sport or trying a new restaurant. I believe in transformative travel and love to explore everything this world has to offer.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
3499 Route 9, Suite 2C Rm 7
FreeholdNJ 07728
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