Ashley E. Poklar, PhD

Dr. Poklar is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the state of Ohio. She currently serves in the capacity of Clinical Coordinator at The Behavioral Wellness Group. She assists Dr. John Glovan, Psy.D. and other Coordinators/Supervisors in providing supervision to pre and post-doctoral level psychology trainees.

Dr. Poklar earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education from College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Cleveland State University. She completed her Post-Doctoral year at The Behavioral Wellness Group between the years of 2018 and 2019. Dr. Poklar has engaged in therapy and assessments in several community based agencies in the Cleveland area and completed her predoctoral internship at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton, OH. She provides therapy and consultation services at a local private school.

"I have found growth can occur in many different ways: upwards, outwards, and inwards."

Ashley E. Poklar, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Contact

Address:
8224 Mentor Ave., Suite 208
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Email:
apoklar@behavioralwellnessgroup.com

Phone:
440-392-2222

Articles

Managing the Fourth Trimester

Managing the Fourth Trimester The fourth trimester is the 12-week period after your baby is born. It is made up of emotional and physical changes as you adjust to being a parent. During the fourth trimester, it can be helpful to be mindful and aware of how you are feeling so you can best show up for yourself and your new baby. Below are some tips that can help you manage the fourth trimester after your child is born:● Create…

Mentor Local Buzz – Spotlight on Wellness

Spotlight on Wellness: Celebrating a Decade of Distinctive Care with The Behavioral Wellness Group Located in the heart of Mentor, Ohio, The Behavioral Wellness Group (BWG) stands as a beacon of hope and innovation in the field of mental health care. This year, as they approach their 10th anniversary in June, BWG reflects on a decade dedicated to transforming lives and fostering wellness in the community. Founded by two close friends united by a vision to offer unparalleled mental health services, BWG has evolved into a thriving…

Self Harm Awareness

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Pressing the Pause Button: Managing Distress with Mindfulness

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we often find ourselves swept away by the currents of stress and anxiety. It can feel like we’re caught in a whirlwind in these moments, reacting instinctively rather than responding thoughtfully. However, there is a simple yet effective tool at our disposal: the power of pressing the pause button. By consciously choosing to pause, we can shift from a reactive state driven by our primal instincts to a more mindful approach rooted…

Winter 2024 Seasonal Letter 

Best Wishes to you and yours as we enter the New Year! The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you and the care of your clients in this New Year! Thanks to your ongoing confidence in us, BWG has increased our number of therapists and services in other states (see website above for details) to meet the demands of our clientele. Our programs are CARF Re-Accredited for the maximum allowable duration which is a testament to our commitment to meeting…

Becoming More of a Positive Person In Today’s World

We often hear about how we need to engage in physical exercise in order to be healthy. There are many options for physical exercise. We can do aerobic exercise to increase breathing and heart rate; there are anaerobic options which strengthen muscles; flexibility exercises stretch muscles and help keep us limber; balance exercises are very important to prevent falls, especially as we age. All of these activities strengthen and reprogram specific parts of the brain. However, how often do we…