- Position: Marriage and Family Therapist Graduate
- Supervision: Dr. Afshana Haque, LMFT-S (TX 201198)
- Specialties: Grief - Delayed or Complicated, Life Transitions - Career or Identity, Childhood and Relational Trauma
About Ashley Matthews
The journey through the human experience can often be challenging, as it encompasses aspects like trauma, self-esteem, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship struggles. Seeking healing and help during times of struggle can be stigmatized. While we may be strangers, please know that I recognize your struggles and value your resilience. Going through tough issues takes its toll but you don’t have to do it alone. The path you choose to address these conflicts and challenging situations is a personal journey, and only you can determine when you are prepared to embark on the path of healing.
As a Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Clinician, I am trained in different therapeutic modalities. I have experience in working with abused children and adolescents utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My specialization is working with couples dealing with intimacy, sexual, and relational challenges. As an African American woman, I am committed to raising awareness about mental health and addressing trauma within the BIPOC community.
As a therapist, I believe that all humans are capable of growth no matter the season of their life. My approach is collaborative, but I also incorporate aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Music Therapy. We all process, heal, and grow in unique ways — so sessions will always be centered around my clients.
I prefer to walk with my clients on their journey. I will never stop learning because life never stops teaching. A client’s willingness to heal and grow is what motivates me — as just another human navigating life. Allowing me to be a part of your journey is your choice, but providing a safe, comfortable, and healing space is my commitment. There is a John Mayer lyric that states: “I’m in repair. I’m not together but I’m getting there.” All that matters is that you’re getting there.