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Ashley Niehaus, PhD

Are you seeking help with women’s health related concerns? Are an adult or older teen dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, or problems in living? If so, we may be a good fit to work together in pursuit of your mental health goals.

Reaching out for help can be hard, and I applaud you for taking that difficult first step. I work hard to create a warm, inviting therapeutic environment where clients are received with compassion and can have a safe space to address concerns. Using client-centered and evidence-based therapies, I look forward to building a strong therapist-client relationship that enables us to identify your strengths, build new skills, and generally get unstuck. I offer appointments both in office and virtually.

Approach to Therapy

Dr. Ashley Niehaus is a clinical psychologist who provides individual therapy for adults and older teens. She specializes in women’s issues including women’s health, eating disorders, perinatal and postpartum mood issues, reproductive health issues, adjusting to motherhood, and parenting concerns. She has a strong background in trauma informed care for individuals with PTSD but also depression, anxiety, and adjustment difficulties. Clinically, she practices from a client-centered and trauma-informed perspective, using evidence-based therapies tailored to the individual client including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is trained in trauma-focused treatments such a
Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Educational Background and Experience

Dr. Niehaus earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia and completed her clinical psychology internship at the Durham VAMC. She went on to pursue postdoctoral training at VA Boston in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD. She has received training in multiple settings including the VA hospital, college counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, community mental health centers, and an inpatient psychiatric facility. Additionally, Dr. Niehaus served as the Clinical and Program
Development Coordinator for the VA’s Military Sexual Trauma Support Team which enabled her to work with clinicians nationwide to improve care for sexual trauma survivors. Dr. Niehaus’s training and clinical experiences have built her expertise in women’s issues and trauma-informed care.

Personal Interests

Dr. Niehaus enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and cuddly dog. She loves hiking with her two children, is always up for coffee with friends, gardening, and checking out local bookstores for her next read.

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