Ashley Walko, LMHC, Practice Owner
Ashley primarily works with teenagers, young adults and middle aged adults through a psychoanalytic, relational framework. She infuses her background in inpatient behavioral health, school-based mental health and having educated at the collegiate level into her clinical work. Ashley appreciates the impact that childhood and family dynamics have had on the development of the presenting problems. She helps her clients gain greater insight, acceptance and then forgiveness for the people and situations that have hurt them. She collaborates with clients to identify relational and behavioral patterns through gentle, non-directive exploration.
In the beginning of treatment, trust building is of the utmost importance, assessment is prioritized and goal setting is implemented. Throughout the course of treatment, clients utilize the therapy space by delving deeper within themselves to get to the root of the issues they've been experiencing. By doing so, healthier and more adaptive approaches to life become apparent. Ashley meets her clients wherever they are in their development and helps bring them closer towards greater awareness of themselves and their core values.
Whitney Harnen, MHC
Whitney Harnen has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Her goal is to ensure that her clients feel safe, comfortable, understood, and supported within a therapeutic environment.
If you are someone who is looking to create and maintain a meaningful life, trying to navigate through life transitions, or experiencing issues such as those related to grief, relationships, or stress, Whitney can offer you guidance and support. She understand pain and distress can feel debilitating, but she also believes in the strength and potential of every individual to overcome when given the appropriate care.
Whitney has experience working with a variety of problems within a diverse population, including young adults, adults, and older adults. She believes it is imperative to provide services that are collaborative and unique to each individual and their experience. Whitney strives to provide a space where people can exercise autonomy, feel empowered, and talk freely with no judgement, while working towards specific goals for an optimal lifestyle.
Liz Rogers, MHC
Liz believes that the therapeutic relationship itself is the key to transformation and growth. She works with children, adolescents and adults, using Person Centered, Solution Focused, DBT, Mindfulness and Expressive Arts Therapy, addressing a wide and diverse terrain of experiences and issues.
Therapy with children takes place in the context of play. LIz invites children to express their experiences through drawing, painting, clay work and sand-tray. These modalities help support children as they navigate stages of development, changes to family structure such as separation and divorce and a range of emotions and behaviors.
Liz's work with adolescents is based on dialogue but supported by Expressive Art Therapy including sand tray. In sand tray the adolescent can choose objects that symbolize and reveal themes such as, family dynamics, social issues at school as well as inner states such as anxiety and depression.
In Liz's work with adults, relationship conflicts, substance use, grief and loss, 12-step recovery and life pursuits are some of the themes addressed through a combination of traditional talk therapy as well as Mindfulness and sometimes Expressive Arts Therapy. Family of origin is often explored to understand how early relationships have impacted present life behaviors. Identifying and encouraging individual strengths is also key to supporting positive change.