Therapist Spotlight 5.1 - Ashley Swift, LCPC
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Almost a new season - back to our Therapist Spotlight interviews! This is an opportunity to get to know a little bit more about our therapists and learn what it might be like to work with them. Finding a therapist can be hard, it is a big step. You have to choose to make a change in your life and trust in a person you don't know. For many that is the most influential part of therapy - making a connection, so take some time to learn about our therapists!
Therapist Interview #5 - Featuring: Ashley Swift LCPC
What brought you to the helping profession?
"A combination of personal and professional experiences led me to the helping field. I’ve always gravitated towards being a support for others, using problem solving, and understanding people. This along with the interest and curiosity in why/how people are the way they are, led me to major in psychology. In my personal life, I’ve witnessed the burdens of grief, anxiety, and depression on my friends and family. In my coursework, I learned the subtle differences in the helping field with social work, counseling, and psychology. Counseling felt the most natural fit with the focus being training during the therapy sessions and on the therapeutic relationship. My work with clients ultimately supported this choice; seeing the changes that can be done through therapy and building a support team."
What do you hope clients gain from working with you?
Ideally improvement in what brings them to treatment! I hope they gain more tools for coping and problem-solving while being supported and validated.
I hope they gain more tools for coping and problem-solving while being supported and validated.
What are some challenges that your clients face?
My clients typically face stressors from anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, communication, life transitions, and identity/self esteem. I enjoy working with translational age, meaning those life changes during teenage years through young adulthood. There’s so much pressure to achieve/have a plan for everything that the extra support therapy can provide is so important.
There’s so much pressure to achieve/have a plan for everything that the extra support therapy can provide is so important.
Curious to find out more? Part 2 will be posted next week! Think Ashley would be a good fit? Email her to schedule an appointment today!