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Ashley Geist

Telehealth (Remote) Mental Health Professional

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

Approaching mental health and wellness holistically through the mind, body, and spirit is a main focus of both my life and my work. I love to laugh, learn, and bring a sense of fun and curiosity to my work with groups and individuals. I am kind, compassionate, and direct in my approach, and absolutely love to hear peoples’ stories and help my clients to discover their own unique paths and solutions.

I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern State University and Bachelor’s Degrees in English (Creative Writing Focus) and foreign languages, as well as a minor in music. The bulk of my experience has been in higher education settings, working with both traditional and non-traditional college students in various capacities. Currently, I am also a part-time counselor and adjunct faculty member at Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD, specializing in psychology classes and personal health and wellbeing. I also have 3 years experience working in Career Services.

In therapy, I take a person-centered and solution focused approach with clients. My education has included additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and grief work, as well as creative and play-based techniques.

Outside of counseling I enjoy creating fun and informative content through writing and podcasting, and leading educational and wellness groups that are science based, yet leave room for exploring the unknown and intangible pieces of the human story.

My hobbies include traveling with my husband to both big city and beach destinations, cooking plant-based meals, gardening, experiencing the outdoors on long walks, caring for my adopted cats and dog, taking art classes, reading books and magazines, and practicing yoga and Pilates.

I can’t wait to meet you and start our journey together!