Ashley Atwood, M.S.

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My main goal is to provide a safe, warm, and inviting place for you or your child to feel fully accepted, through compassion. It is essential to me that my office is a place you can welcome and experience all your emotions, ideas, worries, thoughts, goals etc. It is the place you can be you.
 
I can help with issues in adults and children such as: 
 
  • Attachment issues
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce/separation
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Behavioral issues
  • Parenting issues

Benefits of therapy may include: 
 
  • Empowerment
  • Greater self-esteem
  • Reduced symptoms
  • Greater understanding of self
  • Improved relationships
  • Fewer power struggles with children

 
The following approaches are used: 
 
  • Expressive Therapies: A variety of techniques are used to access and integrate both sides of the brain. This includes hands on experiences such as therapeutic art, Sand tray therapy, or play therapy. In addition to talk therapy, this give the client the opportunity to "get out of their head" and explore their "self" in a new way.
  • Synergetic Play Therapy: Synergetic play therapy is a play therapy approach informed by interpersonal neurobiology. This approach uses the interpersonal relationship to facilitate healing with the child through play, the natural language of the child. 
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology: My practice is informed by the studies and knowledge gained from interpersonal neurobiology. This is the study of how the brain interacts with others and how this effects our daily lives. We use this information to work towards a more integrated brain. 
  • Family or Couples Counseling: This service provides clients the opportunity to focus on the relationship and become a more healthy and attached family or couple. 
  • Parent Consultation:  Parenting is by far the most difficult adventure we will be on. Depending on different developmental stages, family experiences, and family strengths the issues can vary. This service provides the parent an opportunity to work individually with me on what may help alleviate some of the stress in parenting. My approach is unique to each client, non judgmental, and realistic. 
  • Mindfulness: Mindfulness skills are a universal tool chest of coping skills that allow clients to live a more regulated present life. These skills are practiced throughout treatment as a way to improve regulation and decrease symptoms. 

Cost:
 
  • Individual sessions are $80.00 per session and last 50 mins (40 for play therapy)
  • Intake sessions last 90 mins
  • Couples or family sessions may last longer
  • If the cost is of concern for you financially we can determine a lower fee using a sliding scale based on your annual income.
Location and Hours: 
 
  • My office location is 2308 1st Tillamook, OR 97141- Brown building located behind the CARE and HealthyStart offices. 
  • Phone: 503-567-9646
  • Hours: Saturday 8-5 with other times/days available based on your needs  
  • In-home or in-school counseling may be available based on my discretion
Education and Training:
 
  • Bachelors of Arts in Child Development- Central Michigan University
  • Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling- Capella University
  • Extensive training in: Play Therapy, Domestic Violence, Group Work, Parenting, Family/couples
  • A Registered Intern with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
  • Supervised by Michelle Pliske, MSW LCSW RPT-S

 
 


Ashley Atwood Reaches

Tillamook OR