Katie Ashby, M.A., LPC
Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a deep passion for integrating her clinical training and Christian faith. Katie desires to walk alongside clients that experience anxiety, relationship distress, or the effects of trauma and unresolved wounds from the past. She also works with many young couples seeking who desire premarital counseling. You can trust Katie to cultivate a sacred space for her clients to find healing, guidance, and understanding.
Katie supports clients in embracing vulnerability and courage in the midst of their pain. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and uses this tool to help clients resolve disturbing material or distressing memories. Katie helps clients identify their internal strengths and resources and put them into action in overcoming life’s obstacles.
Katie’s therapeutic approaches are rooted in Christian beliefs and center on helping men and women heal from past wounds, find freedom and hope in areas of struggle, and grow in confidence. She understands that in times of pain and conflict, people often lose their way and compromise those things most valuable to them. Working through issues of anxiety, grief, shame, codependence, boundary issues, betrayal, and faith confusion are common goals for Katie’s clients.
In the therapy room, Katie helps her clients strengthen their connection to truths that promote peace and the ability to self-regulate. She utilizes Restoration Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to enable both individuals and couples to be more mindful and empowered in living.
Katie earned her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Communications from Vanderbilt University in 1997 and completed her Masters in Counseling from Houston Graduate School of Theology in 2015. She has been married for 23 years and is a mother to three daughters.