Ashley Randall is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), a licensed professional counselor associate (LPCA), and RYT-200 Yoga Instructor with a Master's degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from UNC Chapel Hill. Ashley specializes in helping individuals with chronic illness, psychiatric disabilities, eating disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, those are in a major life transition, and those with a history of trauma. Her approach to counseling is client-centered and she utilizes acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral techniques, goal setting, and solution-focused techniques in her practice.
Ashley believes including the body in mental health treatment is an important part of the healing process. As a result, Ashley offers the option to implement yogic-techniques, such as breath work (pranayama), simple yoga poses (asana), and meditation, into your counseling session. These can be particularly effective for individuals with eating disorders and those with a history of trauma or PTSD. The yogic techniques utilized in counseling are different from individual or group yoga sessions and can be done entirely from a chair. No yoga experience is required.
- Individual Counseling
- Couples Sessions
- Mental Wellness Yoga
- Yoga for PTSD or Complex Trauma
- Group Sessions
- All clients have the option to add yogic-techniques into their treatment
- Please request a current pricing schedule
Mental Wellness Yoga
Mental wellness yoga utilizes yogic-techniques in conjunction with counseling and mindfulness techniques to promote wellness and reconnect the mind and body. Often, the mind-body connection is interrupted when we experience challenges and traumatic events. Mental wellness yoga relies on the principles of trauma-sensitive yoga, an evidence-based treatment for complex trauma and complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Sessions are designed to use yogic techniques to help individuals increase interoception (feeling the internal body- such as the heartbeat) and reestablish mind-body connections. Mental wellness yoga includes all three components of yoga – breathing (pranayama), bodily forms or poses (asana), and meditation. This yoga is different from yoga you might experience in private instruction or in a class setting; it can be done entirely from a chair. Mental wellness yoga is available as both a stand-alone service, or as an add-on to rehabilitation counseling. Including yogic components in the counseling process is an extremely effective way to enhance coping skills and begin establishing the connection between mind and body.
Rehabilitation counseling helps people reach their personal, career, and life goals. Through the counseling process, individuals address life challenges, learn to effectively set and achieve goals and are given the tools to begin making appropriate changes. Rehabilitation counselors create a safe space to explore challenges and discuss coping strategies. Rehabilitation counseling can help individuals with chronic illness, psychiatric disabilities, mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety), adjustment disorders, those who are going through major life changes, and those with a history of trauma, lead successful, happy, and independent lives. Mental wellness yoga complements rehabilitation counseling. Individuals in rehabilitation counseling have the option to include mental wellness yoga into their sessions.