Ashley Boester-Dean, Ph.D., HSPP

Ashley is a Licensed Psychologist with over 17 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. She earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling at Loyola University Chicago and her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University. Ashley highly values the therapeutic relationship and strives to create a warm, safe, and authentic environment where trust can be built together. Ashley’s counseling style is a well-balanced blend of challenging and supporting clients as they move towards the goals that they have for themselves. Ashley works from a variety of insight-oriented approaches but mainly uses interpersonal processing, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapies within a culturally sensitive framework to help empower clients to understand themselves better and make the positive changes they want to see in their lives. Her areas of clinical focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence/abuse, sexual assault, peripartum/postpartum issues, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, and women’s issues. Ashley is also passionate about providing mentorship and supervision for developing counselors. In her personal time, Ashley enjoys reading and discovering new authors, trying her hand at preparing new recipes, traveling, board games, and a good cup of coffee. Her current favorite thing in the world right now though, is chasing her two kids around in the backyard, listening to their little giggles.

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Domestic violence/abuse, Sexual assault, Peripartum/Postpartum issues, Pregnancy loss, Fertility challenges, and Women’s issues

Authentic, warm, safe, mutual trust

Interpersonal processing
Cognitive behavioral therapy

Counseling experience in a variety of settings including a domestic violence agency, community practicum clinic, university counseling centers, and private practice.  Additional experience in training and supervising master’s and doctoral students, as well as counselors working on licensure.