Individual and Couples Therapy
You’re exasperated that the good and seemingly simple things of life are just out of your reach. Love. Happiness. Peace. Purpose. Connection. We both know I could go on. You’re tired of putting on a brave face, then suppressing your anger, resorting to crying by yourself. You haven’t given up yet though, not on yourself or anyone else. Hope still exists as a faint glimmer. You just need to reconnect with that light.
I will empower you to connect with yourself and/or your partner by using proven tools to identify and communicate your emotions, needs and values. We will practice these skills in session, so you know how to implement them when you need them most: outside of session.
You freaking got this, you still have that fight in you. You just need to take the next step to take care of yourself. Reach out to schedule your 15 minute phone consultation, so we can talk about how I can help YOU, specifically. If you know you’re ready to schedule, email me, so I can get your first session paperwork to you.
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ASHLEY GRAY, LCSW, MFTC
Passion and Practice
Let’s address my credentials first. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, my Master of Social Work from Colorado State University and my post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Denver Family Institute. I work with clients through attachment and systems based theories, which means that I work with your relationships and environment in mind. At times this may include looking at social justice issues and their impact on your life.
And then there is me as a person. You need to know that you can always ask to see a picture of my dog, but I’m going to need to see a picture of your pet, too. You can’t just keep all that awesomeness to yourself! Let’s be honest, these are the creatures that keep us afloat somedays.
I’m very happily married to my best friend and I want you to be, too.
My favorite things to binge watch are The Office, Insecure, Modern Family and anything else that can make me laugh or make me think.
I love being outside. It’s my favorite place. I love hiking when it isn’t sweltering or frigid. I’ve also started flirting with stand up paddle boarding as of late.
Things I can’t do: parallel park, whistle, roll my “r’s”, “fix” your partner, or make someone do the work they don’t want to do. Come ready to jump into the work or at least stand at the edge while we explore how to take the next step.
I love facts and data, so I love reading books about how we function as people (lucky for you!). What I really, really, love is sharing that information with you, so that you can use it in your own life to help you realize your goals. When we work together, I’m always going to give you things you need to bring it home, whether it is a pdf that you can print off and hang up or a quiz or assessment to help you better understand the issue. We’re going to turn over every stone in our search for what is best for you.
You can find my office off of Wadsworth Blvd and West 80th Avenue in Arvada. My office is located in a Key Bank building that is behind King Soopers and McDonald's and across from Target.
From US-36: take the CO-95/Sheridan Blvd exit, follow signs to merge onto Sheridan Blvd, head south on Sheridan Blvd, head west on 88th Ave, take a left onto Wadsworth Blvd, right onto W. Pomona Dr., turn left onto Yarrow St. turn right onto W. 80th Pl., turn left into parking lot
From I-25: Take I-25 to US-36, take the US-287 N/N Federal Blvd exit, head W. on W. 80th Ave, turn right onto Yarrow St., turn left onto the first cross street onto W. 80th Pl., turn left into the parking lot
From I-76: Head southwest from I-76, take the CO 121 N/ Wadsworth exit, head north on Wadsworth, turn left onto W. 80th Ave, turn right onto Yarrow St., turn left onto the first cross street onto W. 80th Pl., turn left into the parking lot