Clinicians

Ashley Gibson, Clinical Intern

Specialties:

  • Offers individual therapy for adolescents and adults
  • Specializes in managing grief, life transitions, and building emotional fitness
  • Experience working with anxiety, depression, and ADHD
Ashley Gibson

practice

Ashley Gibson (she/her) provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults. 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), interpersonal theory, 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. She received her certification in Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) via the internationally-recognized Peaceful Heart Network.

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). She enjoys presenting on group therapy models at conferences and speaking engagements throughout the region. Ashley is also a member of the Leadership Metro Richmond class of 2024, supporting initiatives on community mental health.

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.

Highlights

  • M.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
  • Certified in Trauma Tapping Technique

Contact & Insurance

  • Phone: 804-673-0100 x 220
  • Email: agibson@wfpofva.com
  • New Patients: Please contact our therapy referral coordinator via email at therapy@wfpofva.com.
  • Fees: self-pay arrangements only; offers services at a reduced rate; please contact the referral coordinator for more information regarding reduced rates

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