Ashley Cooley is a marriage and family therapist, and currently registered by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT # 123757). She received a Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy with a specialization in sex therapy, from Thomas Jefferson University. Ashley has extensive knowledge and clinical experience in the assessment and diagnosis of eating disorders at all ages.
She has experience working in a variety of eating disorder settings and levels-of-care, including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient.
In addition to eating disorders, Ashley’s clinical areas of expertise include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, LGBTQ+, boundaries, communication and trauma. She is trained in evidence-based practice modalities, pre- and post-modernist theories. Her clinical methodology is utilizing systemic therapy, emotion focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Ashley’s style is tailored to each patient but emphasizes working from a trauma-informed and intersectional approach. Her goal as a therapist is to encourage patients to use their own unique strengths and resources to help develop the skills to recover.
In her personal time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies exploring nature. Ashley practices amateur photography and enjoys capturing the beauty of the outdoors. At home, Ashley is an avid puzzler, a true-crime podcast enthusiast, and a passionate reader.