Eileen Ashby

Individual, Couples, & Trauma Therapy

916-542-1962 | Sacramento, CA

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Eileen Ashby | California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT #93410

Eileen Ashby | California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT #93410

Hello, I’m Eileen!

I’m a Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, but you might also call me:

  • a guide for navigating times of change
  • a relationship coach
  • a trauma therapist
  • a champion of mid-life and beyond!

As a counselor in Sacramento, I help individuals and couples in the second half of life find their way through difficult experiences.

There are common challenges and themes that impact us at mid-life and beyond. Entering and navigating the second half of life seems to involve times of joy and excitement as well as encounters with uncertainty and vulnerability. Our bodies are changing, our relationships are different, people that really matter to us are dying or have passed away, health challenges appear, financial uncertainties can worry us, and we experience our limitations in new ways, quite different from when we were younger.

Clients come to me as they encounter any of the following:

 
  • individuals or couples with relationship concerns
  • coming to terms with a chronic illness or chronic pain
  • challenges connected with aging parents
  • a family member with a health challenge
  • death of a loved one
  • overcoming social isolation
  • addiction and recovery
  • struggling with meaning and purpose in life
  • career change, job loss, retirement
 

When we are going through a significant change in our lives it is a sacred time...

A time to honor all the qualities of our humanity—our hopes, fears, doubts, joy, disappointments, frustrations, excitement, sadness, and worries. We need a time and place to talk about it, feel it, and make sense of it all.

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I am here to listen, support, and guide.

Furthermore, I can help you:

  • weather the storm of overwhelming emotions
  • refocus on what matters most to you
  • see your strengths
  • connect to your own guiding wisdom
  • move in the direction of your dreams

Whatever the challenge, I invite you to trust in the process and take good care of yourself as you find your way through this new experience. 

My Approach

At the heart of my approach as a therapist is the belief that each of us has an inner wisdom available to help us navigate life’s challenges and live out our dreams.  Many of us stopped listening to this inner voice as we made efforts to gain acceptance within family and society.  When we find ourselves out-of-sync with our intuitive wisdom or inner sense of what we yearn for, we may struggle or suffer a loss of vitality and enthusiasm for the life we lead.

I offer a supportive and non-judgmental approach to nurture your process of self-discovery and reconnection to wholeness. 

Always, I will listen, encourage, guide, and support you in connecting to your own internal wisdom.

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Background & Education

I have a diverse background of study in Psychology, Spirituality, and Healing Arts. Areas of study include Jungian/Archetypal Psychology, Mindfulness, Meditation, Trauma-Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, Imago Informed Couples Counseling, Spiritual Counseling, Spiritual Direction, and Shamanism.

License

  • California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT #93410

Education

  • MA, Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
  • BS, Business Administration, Concentration in Management, Meredith College, Raleigh NC

Experience

  • Return 2 Wholeness Counseling and Yoga: Individuals and Couples Therapist
  • Windows of Hope Counseling Center: Individual, Couples, and Family Counselor
  • WEAVE: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Counselor
  • SACASA, Southern AZ Center Against Sexual Assault: Trauma Counselor
  • Cottonwood de Tucson: Addiction and Recovery Counselor 

Advanced Trainings

  • Brainspotting Therapy (BSP)
  • The Hakomi Method, Mindfulness and Body-Centered Psychotherapy
  • IMAGO Approach for Couples Counseling
  • The Medicine Wheel, The Four Winds Society
  • Spiritual Counseling, American Institute of HealthCare Professional
  • The Art of Spiritual Direction, Tacheria Interfaith Spirituality Center