Counselor / Therapist

Ashley Staggard, LAC

Ashley Staggard, LAC photo
Licensed Associate Counselor
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  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 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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