Ashley Perkins, MA

Ashley Perkins is a dedicated Pre-Doctoral Intern on her journey towards earning a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology under the guidance of Dr. John Glovan, Psy.D and Dr. Barbara Ballash, Psy.D at The Behavioral Wellness Group (BWG). Within this role, Ashley provides both individual and group therapy, drawing upon her expertise in trauma-informed care to foster healing and resilience. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, Ashley co-facilitates Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) at BWG, utilizing solution-based methods and integrating modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to tailor treatment to the unique needs and goals of each client.

A proud alumna of Clark Atlanta University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in Atlanta, GA, Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work degree. She furthered her education with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Meridian University and is currently a fourth-year doctoral student at the same institution.

Ashley's clinical experience spans across diverse populations, including children, adults, and families grappling with a spectrum of challenges, from life transitions to complex trauma. She has a particular passion for supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) individuals and creating inclusive, safe spaces for healing and growth.

Favorite Quote

In her practice, Ashley is guided by the belief encapsulated in her favorite quote: "Everything that the harvest is going to be, the seed already is." This sentiment underscores her commitment to empowering individuals to realize their inherent potential for growth and transformation.

Ashley Perkins, MA
Pre-Doctoral Trainee

Contact

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

Phone:
440-392-2222

Fax:
440.565.2349

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