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Bio

Ashley Latendresse

Psychotherapy Intern

At the forefront of my therapeutic style is my intention to work with each client to best suit their unique needs and preference. The goal of therapy is not to necessarily “change” you but rather to support and guide you through a process that enhances your view of yourself, your life, and your relationships. Following a client-centred approach, you, as the client, are the expert of your own life and mind. We will deconstruct what you are feeling, what you have experienced, and your current situation to facilitate meaningful change.

I recognize that it takes an immense amount of strength and courage to confront life’s challenges. Our time together through your therapy will promote healing by amplifying your strengths to transcend these struggles.

Ashley is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University. She previously attended Trent University to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and subsequently completed a specialization in Addictions and Mental Health at Durham College.

To deepen her learnings and experience, Ashley has volunteered for over three years at Distress Centre Durham as a Crisis Line Responder and mentor for incoming volunteers. She has worked as a Residential Counsellor and completed extensive supplementary training focused on theories and models of behaviour change and suicide prevention and intervention to support her role.

Client Focus:

Adults, Teens (13+)

Types of Therapy:

CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy

Issues:

Depression, Anxiety and Stress, Alcohol/Substance Use, Suicidality, Relationship Conflicts, Self Esteem, Coping Strategies

More Than Just My Work:

I am also a person: a daughter, sister, friend, and partner. Outside of my professional role, I dedicate my time to connecting with others and replenishing my spirit through long walks and hot cups of tea. I also embrace my “dog lady” status as I proudly spoil my 13-year old dog (or any fur baby for that matter) with love.