Ashley Grinonneau-Denton, M.A., PCC-S, IMFT-S, AASECT CSTS , M.A., AASECT Approved Certified Sex Therapist/Counselor Supervisor, Supervising Clinical Counselor, Independent Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor/AAMFT Approved Supervisor
I am a genuine, direct, and dedicated therapist interested in helping to guide you in finding personal fulfillment and happiness in the relationships in your life. I work from an integrative family systems, client-centered approach to therapy. I am not the "smile and nod" type of therapist as I believe wholeheartedly that neutrality will only go so far in the therapy arena. I believe in operating in a manner that is respectful yet gets to the core of the presenting concerns at hand. Whether the challenges you are facing pertain to your relationship with yourself, your partner, and/or friends and family members, my uniquely provocative approach is designed to help you traverse life's most complex challenges. It is my personal and professional philosophy that life's challenges are best navigated by facing the storms of life head on. If you are looking for a candid, multiculturally-sensitive, LGBTQIA+ and kink-friendly, and down-to-earth therapist, you have come to the right place. I am dually licensed as a Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC-S) and a Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT) who has earned the AAMFT Approved Supervision Designation. I am also a nationally certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Supervisor of aspiring sex therapists and counselors through AASECT, and a PhD candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy. I also have a deep passion for training new therapists in the helping professionals (particularly those who are interested in treating sexual issues and/or beginning their journey in private practice) as well as medical professionals (pelvic floor PTs, gynecologists, urogynecologists, physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners) looking to become certified as Sex Counselors. I have extensive training in individual, relationship-based, and relational and medically-informed sex therapy approaches and treat a wide variety of clinical concerns. I specialize in treating sexual health concerns with a particular focus on couples' issues in both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships , including sexual dysfunction in both men and women, kink, sexuality and disability, sexuality and aging, paraphilias, sexual abuse and trauma, sexual fetishism, postpartum difficulties, sexually compulsive behaviors across the lifespan, pelvic pain, infertility, infidelity, gender identity exploration. I am a LGBTQIA+ and kink friendly therapist and I am open to working with individuals from all walks of life, races, spiritual/religious affiliations, and cultural identities.I have treated a variety of clinical concerns including general anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, co-parenting in the face of divorce, adolescents grappling with gender identity, grief and loss, abuse and trauma, maternal and paternal depression, self-esteem and body image concerns, as well as ways to gain assertiveness and self-empowerment in many areas of life.