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About Dr. Ashley Jacobson
I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, and families who are experiencing challenges that are impacting school, relationships, communication, or other aspects of life. If your child or teen is feeling hopeless, stressed out, is an overthinker, or is not enjoying activities they once did, I strive to offer a supportive environment to work through those hard feelings while also instilling hope and learning skills to make healthy changes. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental, filled with trust, and geared towards building motivation for change. I prioritize allowing space to process difficult feelings and work with parents to develop plans that will allow for positive change, both in and out of the home.
I frequently work with clients that struggle with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, insomnia, chronic pain, chronic illness, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD), and difficulty adapting to change. I have specialized experience working with individuals that have chronic or other medical illnesses. If you have a new medical diagnosis and need space to process how that might impact your life, or if you are having difficulty adapting to a “new normal” because of that illness, I offer a warm and supportive environment to navigate the mixture of feelings associated with illness. In addition to therapy, I also provide comprehensive psychological evaluations to assess for learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, & mood disorders.
I am clinically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I utilize techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play Therapy, and Family Focused Therapy. I tailor treatment to each individual client; therefore, I do not believe any one therapeutic modality fits all. When working with children, I emphasize fostering independence and learning emotional expression. Often, children have a hard time expressing their wants, needs, and how they are feeling. By being able to help children effectively communicate how they are feeling, allows room for effective communication and problem solving between children and their parents.
I completed my undergraduate degree at LaGrange College in Georgia and received my doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. When I am not in the office, you can find me spending time with my dog Gracie, horseback riding when I can, traveling, participating in running races, or having a beach day. I am also a huge soccer fan and actively support Orlando City soccer. To learn more about me and the services I provide, reach out today to schedule a complementary 15-minute phone consultation.
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