ashlie manuel, LPC, RPT, CATP
Verified clinicians have had their licenses confirmed by our staff at the time they create their profile. We also require all verified therapists keep their licensing information up to date in order to maintain verified status.
I am a Registered Play Therapist and a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional that is licensed in Virginia. I have over 14 years of working in the mental health field ranging from: working in schools providing day treatment services, intensive in-home counseling, crisis intervention / crisis stabilization, in group home settings, and outpatient therapy.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to: ADHD, Adoption, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Codependency, Depression, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, ODD, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Suicidal Ideations, Teen Violence, and Trauma.
I am not limited to working with children and adolescents though. I also have experience working with adults (18-50). My approach contains trauma informed counseling, an open and non-judgmental space where my clients’ needs are the focus of treatment. My combination of clinical, empathetic, and relational perceptions creates a powerful dynamic that encourages growth and empowerment for my clients.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Adoption & Fostering
- Family Conflict
- Gender Identity
- Grief & Loss
- Mental Health Professionals
- Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
- Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
- Pet Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Identity
- Stress/Stress Management
- Suicide Loss
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Women's Issues
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Play Therapy & Sandtray
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Single Parents
- Trauma Survivors