Not currently accepting new clients
Session format options:
Virtual / Telehealth
Ashton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked with children ages 2.5-18, and their families since 2014. Ashton has worked in a variety of settings, always meeting clients where they are and focusing their treatment toward the strengths clients bring into the therapeutic process.
Ashton is passionate about helping families and children heal from trauma and gain skills that will bring harmony to their home life. She helps families target goals that are important to them, such as: reducing challenging behaviors, learning new coping skills, and improving overall family dynamics.
Ashton first started out working with families in their homes, and believes in a natural and comfortable counseling process that puts clients at ease. Having worked with families in crisis situations and with children in a developmental pediatric clinic, Ashton comes with a unique skillset to meet client needs, no matter their circumstances.
Motivated to find the best ways to help her clients, Ashton is certified in multiple evidenced-based models to serve her families most effectively.
Ashton McCurry, LCSW (she/her)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NC#C012012)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Rostered Clinician
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Rostered Clinician
Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS)
Parent behavior management skills
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
"There are so many things I love about being a therapist...
however, building relationships and empowering my clients are my absolute favorite things.
Growing up, I knew I wanted to work with kids, and originally went to school to become a teacher. After experiencing my own grief and loss, I quickly realized my passion for mental health. Now, I love that I get to teach kids tools that will serve them throughout their entire lives.
Watching kids grasp and implement coping skills, grow their mental strength, and heal from trauma brings me hope for the future. I often tell them, "You're learning things most adults don't know how to do!" I strive to make sure my clients understand the goals we are working on and how it will help them in their every day lives.
I also believe in fortifying parents with the skills needed to raise children in this day and age. As we know, there's no "handbook," but there are tools to build confidence in managing the natural challenges of being a parent. I always involve parents in sessions so they can learn, too, and help their child later apply the skills they discover in session to daily life at home.
If kids or teens prefer to chat alone, that is always welcomed. My counseling sessions are a mixture of conversation, games, activities, arts and crafts, and always some laughter.
When I'm not playing on the floor with my clients, you'll find me spending time with loved ones. My husband and I love to walk our dog Olaf and play games with our friends. My family lives in Fayetteville and we love spending time together at the beach. I also teach yoga locally and have a small Disney travel agency with my best friend. When I'm at home, I love to read and make our space feel "homey." Relationships are very important to me, especially the one I have with myself. I can't wait to learn about what makes you special and how I can help you feel more at peace in your everyday life!