Ashley WheatStaff Counselor
Ashley Wheat holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in Christian Counseling from Liberty University, in Lynchburg Virginia. Ashley will be interning with Community Christian Counseling, beginning January 2018, to complete a Master of Fine Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been married for 8 years and has two young children. Ashley has experience working with children and their families through areas including, but not limited to, drug and alcohol use, financial hardship, divorce/separation, foster care/adoption, and education or employment planning. Ashley has a particular interest in working with young children, using approaches from play and behavioral therapies. She has experience working with children who are struggling academically, emotionally, and relationally. Ashley strongly believes that the optimal approach to counseling lies within the integration of modern psychology and traditional biblical principles. She also firmly believes that God has plans for all who choose to follow Him, even when the present circumstance does not seem to “make sense” in this life. Ashley finds fulfillment in walking alongside people who are broken and hurting, in order to help them discover or re-discover the joy God wants them to have.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” (Isaiah 61:1-3, NIV)