A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
I am a Relationship Psychotherapist based in Los Angeles, CA specializing in working with individuals and couples via teletherapy. I help my clients navigate the human experience so that life doesn't feel so heavy. I have experience with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, infidelity, divorce and overall life dissatisfaction. My natural curiosity about interpersonal relationships and what makes them work in the most optimal ways is what led me to a career in Psychology. Throughout my life, people have looked to me for advice or when they really needed to feel heard. These personality traits, along with the wisdom that my life experience has provided me, have helped to guide me toward a career as a Psychotherapist.
MY THERAPY APPROACH:
I strongly believe that connection and chemistry between a therapist and a client is of utmost importance in order to get the work done. My therapy style is unique in that it's based on empowering clients to realize their worth and consequently improve the relationships that surround them. My approach is encouraging, interactive, productive and caring. I utilize an integrative approach to draw upon the most valuable life lessons and tools I have learned through my education and practice; things I wish I had learned as a young adult and I believe everyone would benefit from learning early on in life, but typically don't.
ABOUT MY PRACTICE:
My practice is 100% virtual, utilizing a secure teletherapy platform. This allows my clients to engage in therapy from the comfort of their own home, workplace or while traveling. I help my clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, codependence, life transitions, marital issues, trauma, infidelity, divorce and overall life dissatisfaction. I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches into my work such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Attachment-Based and Emotionally Focused Therapies.
I believe in providing a safe and comforting space free of judgment in which I will help you navigate through a range of challenges life can bring. Through a collaborative and constructive approach, I seek to learn the inner world of my clients. Together, we can identify negative thinking patterns that cause unhappiness and work to create narratives that serve you and bring you closer to the life you want. I will help you find solutions and work towards a more fulfilled life in which the focus will be creating happiness from within and finding your inner power that you may not be aware existed.
Most importantly, I want you to know you that although your life is your unique journey, you are not alone.
"one day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."
- ;letter from sigmund freud to carl jung 1907
Individual therapy can be life changing. Together, you and I will figure out what's working and not working in your life and why. We will explore what's getting in the way of living the life you desire and come up with strategies to find a more fulfilling existence. Life is challenging, with unexpected events, changes and layers of history that we aren't meant to navigate alone. I'm here to walk through it with you and uncover the authentic and most healthy version of yourself.
Marriage requires a lot of work and dedicated "practice". Often people become complacent with negative patterns of communication and behavior in their marriages and the respect they once had for each other is compromised. Couples face many hurdles such as parenting differences, communication struggles, lack of passion, infidelity and financial strains. I serve as a neutral voice to help couples sift through the issues they are dealing with to find solutions and answers. I also share helpful information that can help change the way both of you exist within the relationship and expose you to a different perspective of your marriage than you previously had.
Therapy is an intensely intimate experience and is most effective when you are working with a therapist who you have the right chemistry with. When it's a good fit, amazing transformations can happen. In order for you to feel comfortable and get a sense for who I am and what my style is, I offer a 15 minute free phone consultation before we schedule a session. This allows me to get an idea of who you are and what you seek to accomplish. We want to make sure it's the right fit on both sides so that you pursue your growth in the most optimal ways possible.
Ashley C. Kennedy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 124882