Born and raised in Lakeland, Florida- Ashley Hebert is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern serving those in and around the Polk County area. In 2012, she graduated from Florida State University with her bachelor’s degree in English Education. She spent the following years teaching at George Jenkins High School. It was during that time that Ashley discovered her calling towards a career in counseling, after being exposed to the pressures and brokenness teens face in today’s culture. Ashley enrolled at Southeastern University where she received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017.
Ashley’s clinical experience began at Holladay Child Development Services, a therapy office for children diagnosed with autism. She developed a counseling program and gained extensive experience working with individuals and families who were caring for a child with special needs. She has also completed additional coursework for counseling couples in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), has run a variety of group therapy sessions, and has thrived in her work with adolescents and young adults through the ministry, Young Life.
As a Christian counselor, I believe that we were designed to be truly known, connected and loved. We all have a unique journey to live, and sometimes on the road we may experience roadblocks, valleys, and struggles that we do not want to face alone. I am passionate about walking alongside adolescents, individuals, families, and couples who are willing to let me join them in their life journey, so that we can learn and grow together. I believe that healing begins when you are heard, so I provide a safe, welcoming place for others to come and share their story. I enjoy exploring life with my clients and discovering ways they can overcome their challenges, live life to its fullness in freedom, and thrive.