Change That Lasts


Mental Health Counseling with Real Results


I Help Create Transformation That Lasts

Asking for help is difficult enough but you find yourself feeling like Goldilocks trying to find the right mental health therapist who is juuuuust right for you.

You understand that therapy is an investment and you have no interest in wasting your valuable time, energy, and money…and neither do I!

You’ve learned coping skills and you do a pretty good job managing everyday life on your own but lately you’ve hit a roadblock and you just don’t know how to get through it without some additional help.

You tend to concern yourself with the big questions and loathe superficial, small talk.

You can easily become bogged down by the overwhelming amount of negativity in the world and it leaves you feeling insignificant, not good enough, unworthy, unlovable, and like you don’t matter.

You have no interest in the cookie-cutter, mainstream and if one more person tells you to “just breathe” or “think positive” you’re going to scream!

If it were that simple, you would have fixed the problem already!

Ashley provides trauma & PTSD counseling, anxiety treatment & depression therapy. Holistic mental health services including Reiki in Charlotte, NC.

Are you….?

  • Having trouble saying “no” and setting boundaries without feeling like a bad person

  • Creative and/or artistic (even if closeted) and find great relief and inspiration in your craft but you’re just not sure how to connect and/or reconnect with it

  • Having trouble being vulnerable and letting others close to you for fear of rejection and/or judgment

  • Playing small because you think you can’t make a real difference in the world

  • Blaming yourself because you don’t want to hurt others’ feelings

  • Accused of being “too sensitive” and feel as though you just need to “toughen up” in order to be successful

  • Feeling misunderstood, insignificant, not seen, and not heard

  • Drawn toward or currently practice a naturalistic lifestyle and prefer not to use medication if it can be helped

Counseling will help you:

  • Identify the problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are keeping you stuck and help you to change your relationship with them so that they work for you and not against you

  • Find the good in life by identifying what brings you joy and retraining the brain to focus on the positive

  • Take pride in who you are and stop apologizing for it

  • Identify and digest stuck, past memories that are keeping you from moving forward

  • Uncover your true Self and learn how to stand in your authenticity in the face of pressure and disagreement

  • Learn individually-tailored, natural ways to calm your worry, lift your mood, and improve your outlook by getting clear on who you are why you’re here

What Sets Me Apart From Other Mental Health Therapists

Data shows that “76% of potential consumers of therapy services identified low confidence in the outcome of therapy as the major reason for not seeking treatment, far more than other factors traditionally thought to deter people from seeing a therapist, e.g. stigma, 53%; length of treatment, 59%; lack of knowledge, 47%.”

Based on data I’ve gathered over the past ten years, 87% of clients see remarkable improvement within 3 months of therapy. Interestingly, it’s also been found that 67% are less motivated to work on goals and achieve less success if they are in therapy longer than 6 months (certain exceptions do apply).

Therapy shouldn’t be a waste of your time, energy, and resources, it should replenish them! I am committed to supporting you by teaching you the tools that you need, hold you accountable to your results, and let you get back to living your best life in as short amount of time as possible!

I believe that you ALREADY have what it takes to heal yourself, you just need a guide to get you on the right path. Further, staying any longer than is necessary in therapy creates dependency and isn’t encouraging you to dig down deep to do the dirty work that is necessary for lasting change.

That stops now!

What’s the Solution?

The formula is simple: set clear and concise goals, track your progress, be held accountable, achieve your goals, and start living your best life!

No more going to therapy and hoping it will work

No more guessing which therapist is right for you

No more not being able to tell if you’re making progress

No more nodding, robotic therapists who make you feel good but aren’t committed to real results

You are in the right place

If any of the above sounds familiar, you are in the right place.

Listen closely as I say this - there is nothing wrong with who you are. Your existence is not some cosmic joke. No, you were not sent here as an experiment of the universe to see just how much heartache and pain one human can possibly take!

Connect with one of the best licensed therapists in Charlotte, NC - one who truly understands and accepts you just the way you are.

Counseling in Charlotte, NC with a trauma therapist specializing in Reiki, introverts, LGBT affirming, depression, anxiety & PTSD treatment.

Tell Me More About the Mental Health Therapist

Check out my story and see for yourself how I “practice what I preach” and live a life consistent with all that I teach.

Check out my 28 Day Detox-a-mentary to learn more about how I treat my own clinical depression and anxiety naturally by maintaining a clean diet and ridding my body of toxins. Spoiler alert: it was a WILD ride!

Like and subscribe to my YouTube channel to gain access to even more free helpful tips to improve your mental health naturally!

Whether you are struggling with depression, a history of trauma, severe anxiety or struggling to adjust to the world around you; I can help!

Voice-to-voice communication not your style?

I offer 24/7 online scheduling, an online client portal, and phone sessions (some exclusions do apply).

Looking for additional information?

Visit my weekly updated blog and start learning tips that you can start using today for free. I share a lot of great information about various mental health topics including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, LGBT issues, spirituality, & overall mental wellness.

Also, join our email list. This way, you will stay up-to-date on all of the latest updates on the practice. You’ll receive the weekly blog directly to your inbox filled with mental health information & practical tips!

I encourage you to take a look around and if you like what you see, visit the client portal and book a free 15 minute phone consultation. I’ll answer all of your questions about counseling, Reiki or the difference my holistic approach to mental health can make.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is Your Counseling Office Located?

My office is located in the heart of SouthPark at the corner of Park Rd. and Selwyn Rd.

How Long Does Therapy Last?

Check out my 3 Month Treatment Plan to learn more about my philosophy on change and what to expect during your therapeutic journey.

Do You Have Evening Counseling Appointments Available?

Yes! I have counseling appointments as late as 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and until 5pm on Fridays. Evening counseling appointments are high in demand and often book up weeks in advance. Book your free 15 minute phone consultation online now!

Do You Take Insurance for Mental Health Services?

Blue Sage Counseling and Wellness is considered out-of-network with all insurance panels. Click here for more info on fees and insurance.

Counseling for introverts, LGBT, women, depression, anxiety & trauma in Charlotte, NC. Reiki & holistic mental health services.


My experience with Ashley has been literally life changing. I was at the lowest point when I began seeing her. Through time, effort, communication, and tremendous support she helped me out of the darkness and back into the light. My life will forever be better for having spent time with her. Her warm, inviting and open spirit allowed me to open up to her easily. She’s fantastic!”
— JB
Ashley is a well-rounded professional offering a wide variety of options of care and alternative therapies. I would highly recommend Ashley’s counseling and wellness initiatives to anyone in search of insightful care and personalized counseling.
— CC

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