Ashley Sutherland, LCSW, Owner

Transition can be tricky, especially if you’re navigating a new chapter of your life that may not be accepted by your loved ones. I want to help you cope with life’s curveballs, from leaving relationships and belief systems to coming out. We’ll partner together to find ways to honor your relationships while living the life you want. With a background in stress and anxiety disorders, I’m ready to help you live in the present and look to the future as we resolve past traumas. I love seeing my clients move past their fears and into bold, fulfilling lifestyles.

About Ashley

Before coming to Salt Lake City in 2008, I worked in the south and west sides of Chicago, supporting pregnant and parenting teens in the public school system. Prior to that, in 2007 I received my degree from Loyola University Chicago. Since coming to Salt Lake City I’ve worked with the University of Utah emergency department and the Neuropsychiatric Institute as well as the foster care system of Salt Lake City. As a mental health specialist for the SLC foster care system, I ensured that children received adequate mental health care during transitions in and out of placement. In 2011 I opened Creative Life Counseling and have delighted in seeing the practice grow since then!

I have extensive training in evidence based treatment for stress and anxiety disorders.  I enjoy working with OCD and phobias using Exposure Response Prevention to reduce symptoms.  I’m currently interested and training  in treatment of Trichotillomania , hoarding disorder along with adopting best practices for neurodiverse populations including people with ADHD.

When I have a spare moment, I like to spend it with my family hiking, dreaming about our next trip abroad, growing heirloom plants from seed in my urban garden or adding a new plant to our house jungle.

I am currently accepting new clients.  Click here to request a free 10 minute consultation or to schedule your first appointment.