Ashley Dixon MHC-LP
Sometimes it can be hard to accept help. In a world where we are taught to meet every challenge with a brave face and a stiff upper lip, “help” can seem like a dirty word. But it is only when we acknowledge our need for help that we can truly begin to progress and flourish. It is this understanding that guides my practice as a therapist. It is this appreciation of the benefits of help that led me to this field.
I have a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Master of Arts in General Psychology, both from CUNY Queens College. Additionally, as an adjunct instructor in the CUNY system for the past 7 years, I stay updated on current trends of research and therapy.
My main approach to therapy combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic perspectives. I also have an interest in feminist therapy and women’s issues. However, I am not limited to these approaches, and will use interventions from many different fields to meet your needs. I have experience working with alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as increasing social skills and self-esteem.
Open and honest communication is the hallmark of any relationship, and the therapeutic one is no exception. I believe a collaborative, respectful relationship with clients will always yield the best results. Therapy is not a one-way street, so input from you will be essential in the work that we do.
My aim is to provide a space where you can speak candidly and truthfully, where you can introspectively reflect on your thoughts and feelings, where you can build and refine tools to help you cope with life’s difficulties, and where your growth can be acknowledged, encouraged, and celebrated.