My name is Ashley House, and I am an Associate Professional Counselor at Grace Counseling of Athens. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health from Regent University and my Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Georgia.
As a counselor, I believe many are searching for a place to belong; a place to feel loved and accepted. For some it comes easily, but for many it means going on a journey, a path that involves inner healing from rejection, loss, fears, and worries. I feel called to walk alongside those in need of such help.
Over the past ten years I have worked closely with young people in both church and formal work settings. I have spent the last two years working at Wellsprings Psychological Resources in Royston, Georgia where I acquired extensive experience in play therapy, family therapy, and trauma. I have worked with a wide variety of people including children, pre-teens, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents.
One of my passions is working with families, using a family systems approach. My experience working with children has led me to believe in the importance of incorporating family therapy into individual therapy. I love watching children and young people begin to change, as their family starts to grow and thrive. Each of us is at a different point on our journey, and I look forward to helping people feel safe and comfortable so they can find that inner healing.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for just over 6 years, and we have a sweet and spunky 16-month-old daughter! My family and I live for adventure and enjoy snowboarding, hiking, and camping.