for deeper wellbeing
I’m so happy you are here! Successful therapy starts with a strong and trusting relationship between therapist and client. Our work together is a collaboration: You are the master of your own life, and I am here as a trusted guide. I strive to create a safe space for you to process whatever is on your mind. Though it can be hard work, I truly believe therapy can be fun and engaging.
I’m a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) and received my Master’s of Clinical Psychology from UNC-Charlotte. I went back to graduate school in 2017 to get my Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) in Poetry. I consider myself a holistic psychologist but am open to using any healthy healing methods that are important to you. I’m a lifelong learner, endlessly curious, and have a passion for helping people use their passions for healing.
I have special interest in working with empaths, highly sensitive people (HSPs), and anyone who has been told they are "too sensitive.” If you are often overstimulated by the world, feel deeply moved by beauty and sadness, or have the desire to help others but find it difficult to separate your emotions from theirs, then we may be a great fit for your therapy journey.
I am a Mindfulness Instructor, Reiki practitioner, and Poetry Therapist. I embrace diversity and am open to working with anyone who comes from a place of open-mindedness and genuine desire to heal.
When I’m not working, you can find me hiking in nature, especially by water. I am a fan of writing poetry, quaint coffee shops, laughing until I cry, and cats. Please contact me when you are ready to start your healing journey!
The Holistic Approach
The goal of holistic therapy is to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself. Each session is tailored to meet your unique needs. Traditional talk therapy is a very valuable tool but often only addresses your emotional needs. Holistic therapy focuses on the entire person, integrating aspects of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual/life purpose.
Together we will address all aspects of your life in order to provide long-lasting healing from anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or life transitions.
Holistic Therapy IS: Holistic Therapy IS NOT:
Evidence-based Only for 'spiritual' people
Effective for treating anxiety, depression, One size fits all
trauma and more For those who aren't ready to change
Tailored to fit your individual needs
Poetry therapy is an expressive arts therapy utilizing poems, lyrics, metaphors and more to promote healing and growth. Growing research is showing how journaling, creative writing, and poetry all have positive health benefits. Anyone can benefit from using poetry as a healing tool! Writing poems can provide catharsis for troubling emotions, and reading the poems of others can help promote empathy. The goals of poetry therapy are diverse:
ventilate overwhelming emotions
identify and validate thoughts and feelings that are difficult to articulate
promote greater self-esteem through creativity and self-expression
find new or renewed life meaning
create a positive, safe spaces to process emotions
One of my greatest joys is offering Poetry Therapy sessions, either in combination with talk therapy sessions, or as stand-alone sessions. Please send an inquiry to schedule a poetry therapy session, or for more information.
There is no one right way to heal. Everyone's anxiety or depression affects them in different ways. I am here to help you find what method works best for you. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness practices, all of which are proven to help with anxiety, depression, and other life issues. If you are more comfortable with traditional talk therapy, that's a great place for us to start!
I am also an advocate for more non-traditional yet very effective techniques, such as walking in nature (‘walk and talk therapy’), poetry therapy, breathwork, sound healing and many other creative healing modalities. If you have a healing practice that is important to you, I'd love to incorporate that into our sessions.
My approach is humanistic and client-centered which means I believe you are the expert on your own life. You already have all the answers inside you to live the life you want and deserve. It will be our job together to bring those answers to the surface and integrate them into a peaceful existence.
Click below to explore what type of healing works best for you. Most people start with individual therapy sessions but I invite you to find what resonates best.
Let's talk about it! Together we will create a safe space for you to explore your anxiety, depression, or other life difficulties.
Create a mindful life plan specifically for you! Everyone can live a mindful existence. Learn how a few simple practices can radically transform your life.
Exercise your body and mind. Walk and talk sessions have benefits far beyond talk sessions alone!
Learn how to protect your energy and thrive as an HSP or empath in today's chaotic world.
From Forest Bathing to Poetry Therapy and many more. Offered for groups and individuals.
Sliding scale may be available for those with financial hardship. I offer discount packages for multiple sessions and work hard to offer affordable healing sessions for everyone. Please send an inquiry form with any questions about rates.
Clinical Assessment/Initial Session (~60 mins) $140
Psychotherapy Session (45-50mins) $125
*Poetry Healing Sessions are available to clients regardless of location. Please inquire if you live outside of NC.
I am currently private pay only but will offer you the necessary documentation to submit out-of-network claims to your insurance provider. Please contact your provider directly about what out-of-network benefits may be available.
Ashley Steineger Counseling and Wellness requires clients to provide 24 hours advanced notice to change or cancel your appointment. If such notice is not provided, or if you do not attend a scheduled session, a fee equal to a full session rate will be applied to your account.
Your Healing Journey Starts Here:
*Please don't include any sensitive health information in the above form. You may also give me a call or send a direct email to the address below. I look forward to hearing from you!