Ashley Lott, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Hi my name is Ashley Lott
Hello… My name is Ashley. I have over 10 years’ experience assisting and guiding people to becoming a better version of themselves. My educational experience started out at Texas Woman’s University where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies with an emphasis on child development in 2007. From there I transitioned four years later to earn my Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce and finished it in 2013.
I got into this field and I always took it personal because I started out wanting to become a Guardian Ad Litem. I felt that children didn’t ask to be in this world and I wanted to be an advocate for them in the court systems. From there, my journey progressed because I saw how unhealthy and dysfunctional the relationships people sometimes have to participate in and tolerate. I vowed that I didn’t want to live my life that way, and that I could possibly help others figure theirs out as well.
I have worked both in-patient and outpatient treatment facilities that include: working with children in their homes for behavior management and emotional regulation, working with women and children in a domestic violence shelter, helping parents with parenting skills and psychoeducation regarding child development, and working with men and men's issues.
Areas of proficiency:
Co-occurring disorders - (Substance abuse and the Issues behind it)
My foundation has always been in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) because as humans we rely on our thoughts and feelings to determine how will act or react to life’s circumstances. Because each person is unique I include other theories to fit with the personality of each client. I like using ACT therapy, solution focused, Trauma Focused-CBT as well as mindfulness techniques to get clients through their pain and forward to a healthier future.
Most of us define the definition of insanity as doing the same thing expecting different results, so I must ask you, if what you’ve been doing hasn’t been working then why not try something new and different? The first step my friend, is to come in and just sit and talk with me and let me help you do so in a safe environment.
Warm and Empathetic Regards,