“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors. You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” – The Tenth Doctor
Ashley Myhre, M.A., LMFT, RYT-200
AAMFT & MN Board Approved Supervisor (LMFT, LPC, LPCC)
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant
Board Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Transgender Care Therapist
Certified Safe & Sound Provider + Remote Facilitator
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Level II
Certified in Integrative Medicine & Nutrition for Trauma Treatment
I want this information to help you decide if we will work well together. To do that, you probably want to know a little about me and what it would be like to work with me. I have included information about what I do, why I do it, how I do it, and my qualifications for doing it.
I was motivated to specialize in working with my fellow nerds, geeks, and weirdos, because I learned how hard it was to turn off that part of myself in other jobs and arenas. When people didn’t get my pop culture references, unique type of awkwardness, or just couldn’t understand my newest object of enthusiasm, it was always a bit of a let down. I wanted to be a therapist, supervisor, teacher, coach, and consultant who really got it, and have built my practice to be a welcoming space, where you don’t have to tone down your enthusiasm, gifts, and passions.
Clients and colleagues tell me that I am gentle, yet direct. I work to create a safe, calm, and nonjudgmental atmosphere, while holding space to acknowledge and process difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations, and experiences. My approach tends to focus on strengths: I operate from the viewpoint that we are all doing the best we can at any given moment, and that we are each the experts on our own lives and experiences.
I work best with people who are motivated and are ready to make some changes or movement toward their goals. I like incorporating humor and creative elements into my work. I also tend to provide information and education about how and why things impact our mental health, perceptions, and experiences. Transparency is important to me, and I want you to understand the work we do together.
For the people who like to know about qualifications: I have a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Argosy University, Twin Cities, and am currently completing a PhD in clinical sexology. I frequently engage in continuing education to better help my clients who are facing challenges that might fall a little more outside of the mainstream. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in human services, nonprofit management, and business administration. I have a bachelor’s degree in business from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a master’s degree in human resource management from Concordia University, Saint Paul.
I have had specialized training related to trauma, birth trauma, LGBTQIA+ concerns and affirmative therapy, somatic interventions, anxiety disorders, neurobiology, psychological first aid, sexuality, poly and kink relationships, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman Method Couple Therapy, among other things. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant, Certified Transgender Care Therapist, Certified Safe & Sound Provider and Remote Provider, and certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. I also have a certificate in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International, am trained in AIR Network, and am a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). Additionally, I am an AAMFT and MN Board Approved Supervisor (LMFT/LPC/LPCC), providing training and learning opportunities for students and individuals seeking licensure as therapists in MN.
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