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Emerge Counseling &
Art Therapy



Who are You?

My clients struggle like you do. Despite being intelligent, creative, and introspective (whether they realize it or not), they overthink everything. They’re dedicated, motivated, hard workers; but they never feel good enough- no matter how much they’ve accomplished.


They're loyal to the people they love,  but nobody knows that deep down they never truly felt like they belonged.


Life is hard.


When they first came in, their relationships were suffering or they realized that for whatever reason they just weren’t happy. They didn’t understand their feelings or how to communicate them, so they let problems build up until they shut down, broke down, or blew up. They avoided conflict like the plague and criticized themselves ruthlessly. They often felt let down by others because they put everyone else first and got nothing in return. This left them feeling empty, lonely, and depressed. Their emotions got in the way of the life they wanted in so many ways. They weren’t the kind of people they wanted to be. They felt like they were failing at life. And the confidence in themselves was tanking.


Before they came to see me, they thought they could solve things themselves. They never liked asking for help, and they were pretty sure that a therapist wouldn't understand.  They tried it anyway because they didn't know what else to do.

Like my clients, you deserve to feel supported and like you matter. The life you desperately want is not out of your reach.  If you want to understand yourself and why you feel the way you do, take a more compassionate stance, gain confidence in yourself, communicate more effectively, and improve your relationships, I’d love to help you get there.

I help people pleasers and over-achievers learn to put themselves first without being selfish or losing the people they love.  Contact me for a free consultation to find out whether we'd be a good fit.

Often it is necessary to clarify a vague content by giving it a visible form.

This can be done by painting, drawing, or modeling.

Often the hands will solve a mystery that intellect has struggled with in vain.

Carl Jung

Meet Ashton


If you're like me, you want healthcare providers who are both competent and caring.   You want to be reassured that you're safe and supported.  You want to know that everything is going to be okay.  If that's what you're looking for then you've come to the right place.

I offer an integrative approach that draws from a variety of treatment modalities and is tailored to your unique needs.  As someone who has experienced the benefits of therapy and using creative expression to facilitate healing, I'm passionate about helping people understand themselves, cultivate self-compassion, and overcome the challenges in their lives.  I believe everyone deserves to be happy and there is always hope- even if you can't see it now.


Those who know me describe me as kind, gentle, compassionate, and understanding.  Since the clients I work with often criticize themselves ruthlessly, I go heavy on the validation while balancing it with strategies to help them make positive changes in their lives.  


I genuinely care for the people I work with and have a lot of patience because I know healing can take time.  I also believe that you are doing the best you can with what you know.  Click the link below to learn about my qualifications.


Get in Touch

818 Bay St Suite 10, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA

(843) 732-0850

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