Ashley Simpson, LPC, MLAP, ICAD, ACRPS, SAP, MAC
Ashley is the Founder and Owner of Professional Counseling Associates. She is a Christian Counselor who acknowledges that most addictions are based on a person’s attempt to try to fill the void that God created for communication with Him. She has been in practice and helping people with addictions for more than 17 years. She fought and overcame addiction and alcoholism herself, giving her a ready ear and understanding heart to others struggling with addictive habits.
Ashley has been instrumental in the development of chemical dependency treatment programs at The Shoulder Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, The Harbor Behavioral Healthcare at Thomas Hospital, and at The Home of Grace for Women – all in Baldwin County, Alabama.
In April, 2006, she became an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS) by completing training with Terence Gorski, an internationally recognized expert and author in the field of addiction. Ashley also is qualified by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
Ashley graduated from the University of Mobile with a Master of Art Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Her knowledge and experience in treating Systemic Family Issues is why she specializes in Marriage/Family Counseling and Addictive Disorders.
Ashley is skilled in the treatment of addiction and related disorders. She has experience in evaluating and treating a wide range of mental health issues, some of which include: AD/HD in children and adults, Bipolar, Trauma-related disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression and Anxiety.