Ashlee Armstrong, LPC
Ashlee has always considered herself a learner, naturally curious about the the people and systems around her. Since childhood, she has been a voracious reader and has always been fascinated by understanding characters and their relationships. As a young adult, Ashlee personally experienced the benefits of therapy in connecting to her own strength and resiliency. Her curiosity and personal experience has driven her with a passion for better understanding social problems, how they manifest within individuals and families, and the way people and relationships become balanced and well.
These personal qualities and experiences have led her to apply mindfulness practices, an emphasis on creating and maintaining connections, and a belief in human capacity for growth, both personally and professionally. In a therapeutic relationship, she brings a curiosity about how presenting concerns arise for each unique family system without making assumptions. Ashlee also discusses the value related to the importance of authenticity, humor, and ease within the therapeutic relationship.
All people have a core self that is distinct from what might bring them to therapy, capable of responding to and overcoming complex and painful experiences. Ashlee helps clients build a felt sense of core function of their presenting concerns as attempts to solve present or past problems, rather than personal deficits. Together, she partners with her clients to harness their inherent capacity to develop sustainable solutions that serve their individual and family system goals.
Ashlee is a lifelong Oregonian and has been a therapist in the Lane County community for over 5 years. She brings dynamic clinical experience including: women with complex trauma, substance use concerns in individuals and families, attachment ruptures, couple communication concerns, anxiety, gender and sexuality concerns, depression, and adolescent populations. Ashlee is an EMDR therapist and draw upon Internal Family Systems as well as Dialectial Behavioral Therapy approaches. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling and Family and Human Services with a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and approved by the state of Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.