Ashley Nollenberger, A.P.C.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
There are seasons in life that can feel overwhelming and impossible to move through alone. Yet, it is a vulnerable and sometimes scary decision to reach out and ask for help in navigating some of the most intimate and personal struggles we face. Each of us has a great capacity for growth within. Our successes in achieving personal development stem from the ability we have to form relationships with others and ourselves. As individuals, we crave that connection to those around us—we long to be seen, heard and understood. Counseling is a process of creating a safe space and a therapeutic relationship through which one can nurture acceptance and change through self-exploration, learning new ways to cope with the hard times and being validated in your feelings. I find great honor in working with clients to process through the various circumstances and events that bring you in to my office. It is always a humbling and rewarding experience to work with individuals seeking self-acceptance, growth and healing. Whatever may have led you to read this today, I want to extend encouragement and hope that you are worthwhile and change is possible.
I am Ashley Nollenberger, an Associate Professional Counselor practicing at Focus Forward Counseling and Consulting. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at North Georgia College & State University and received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Georgia. My specialties include working with adults and late adolescents struggling with addiction and/or mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation. I also have experience working with clients facing issues with anger-management, impulse control, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and domestic violence. I approach counseling as an opportunity to build a genuine and therapeutic relationship through which you can develop the tools needed and desired to be your best self. Each client has different needs, and therefore I utilize a number of different therapeutic techniques, including relational, emotional and cognitive focused, in order to best fit your needs. I am eager to meet you in this season and begin walking with you in this process of personal growth and change.