Ashley Gibson, Clinical Intern
- Offers individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults
- Specializes in managing grief, life transitions, and building emotional fitness
- Experience working with anxiety, depression, and ADHD
Ashley Gibson (she/her) provides individual therapy for all ages. She specializes in grief counseling, navigating life transitions, and building emotional fitness. She has a particular interest in supporting female-identifying persons with ADHD, anxiety, and/or depression.
Ashley helps clients to meet daily challenges and foster long-term resilience. She believes that embracing our universal human condition adds depth to both therapy and our lives, and she enjoys providing a safe space for clients to explore broader questions of meaning and purpose.
Her practice incorporates elements of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), and existential-humanistic therapy. She often utilizes creative, play, and narrative therapy techniques tailored specifically to the client, and makes an effort to address systemic and generational patterns as appropriate.
education & experience
Ashley Gibson is a counseling intern under the supervision of Dr. Allison White Twente. She will graduate with her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William & Mary in 2024. She has received additional training in areas such as mindfulness, self-compassion, and creative interventions for addressing grief.
Ashley was named a 2022 Michele Dowdy Emerging Leader by the Virginia Counselors Association for her commitment to advocacy and inclusion in mental health. She serves as a group counseling facilitator with Comfort Zone Camp, a nonprofit bereavement organization supporting children and teens who are grieving the loss of a parent or sibling. Ashley has a passion for group therapy and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association for Specialists in Group Work (VASGW).
In addition, she has over a decade of experience as a nonprofit management and marketing professional. Ashley lives in Richmond with her family and enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring a variety of creative hobbies.
- Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, College of William & Mary (Graduating Dec. 2024)
- 2022 Michele Dowdy Emerging Leader, Virginia Counselors Association
- Board of Directors, Virginia Association for Specialists for Group Work
- Experience as a bereavement group counselor