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Ashley Geist

Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisee

Title:

NCC, LPC-Supervisee, M.S.Ed.


It’s common to feel alone in our struggles and that everyone else has things “figured out”. No matter what our age or stage of life, there is a lot of pressure to be

more, do more, to feel a certain way, or to do things “right” the first time.

I approach counseling as a team effort; working with my clients to get to know them and collaborating with them to build paths forward to feeling better in their own

time.


I seek to know my clients’ strengths and joys as well as their challenges, and to approach the therapy process as a journey of growth that we go on, not a destination to reach.


Ashley is a Nationally Certified Counselor and is currently earning her Licensed Professional Counselor licensure in the state of South Dakota. She holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern State University and has worked primarily with young adults in college settings, at Northern State University and most recently at Presentation College. Her experience also includes providing telehealth services for both teenage and adult clients at The Support Circle, Mobridge location, for two and a half years. In addition to her clinical work, Ashley has taught as an Adjunct Faculty Member at both Presentation College and NSU, teaching psychology, counseling, health, and wellbeing classes. She also has three years experience in Career Services and an additional seven years experience working in mentorship, service, and educational roles with college students.


Client Focus:

College Students, Middle and Later Adulthood, Teens, Children age 10 and up, and Couples.


Types of Therapy:

Ashley utilizes therapeutic techniques from CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Person Centered approaches. She incorporates play-based and creative techniques as well.


Issues:

Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief & Loss (Death and Non-Death Loss), Relationship Struggles, Stress Management, Social Skill Building, and adjustment to new seasons or stages of life.


Specializations:

Ashley has extensive experience working with young adults in higher education settings and helping adult learners navigate continuing education and career shifts.

More Than Just Work:

I’m a creative spirit at heart – I love writing, music, gardening, and I am a dance instructor for children, teens, and adults. I absolutely love to read and consider myself a lifelong learner.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ash


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