Ashlee Traasdahl, BS, MC-Intern
Bachelor of Science, Master of Counseling Candidate
Pronouns: she/her/hers (What's This?)
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our own light.”- Brené Brown
Hello, my name is Ashlee and I am a second-year graduate student in the Master of Counseling program at Arizona State University, working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am currently working under the direct supervision of Dr. Sophia Murphy, DBH,LPC, CPT, SXI.
As a counselor, I believe that as individuals, we experience life through a lens shaped by many environmental, biological, and societal factors. Through better understanding our experiences and becoming aware of these factors that shaped us, we are able to move forward through life more authentically. I believe that finding meaning in life’s pain can bring great healing and that the broken-ness we feel is indicative of the journey of life. I believe that therapy can be a great tool in discovering one’s potential and uncovering beliefs that are keeping us stuck in the pain. I believe that you are the expert in your life and that you inherently possess the tools needed to
I work primarily from an existential and person-centered framework and find great power in incorporating different techniques and modalities from other theories if/when the situation is right. Throughout clinical practicum, I worked with a range of individuals with a variety of life concerns including work concerns, interpersonal issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am an LGBTQ+ allied provider and have a deep passion for working with individuals that may be experiencing stressors related to these identities. My hope for our journey together is that you feel supported and empowered to live a life of authenticity.