Counselor / Therapist
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Ashley Staggard, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
3499 Route 9, Suite 2C Rm 7   
FreeholdNJ 07728
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Practice Information:
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.
Bio:
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
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Adoption
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 EMDR Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Hypnotherapy
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychoanalysis
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Psychopharmacology
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Payments Accepted:
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
Hours:
8am-8pm
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Nearby Cities:
 Adelphia  Jackson
 Colts Neck  Marlboro
 Englishtown  Millstone Township
 Farmingdale  Morganville
 Holmdel  Tennent
 Howell  Wickatunk
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