Mrs. Soukup joined Summit in November of 2016 as a Licensed Married and Family Therapist. She received her MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from LaSalle University.
Ashley works with children, adolescents, and adults specializing in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma, marital concerns, anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), substance abuse and behavioral concerns. Specifically, Ashley assists individuals and families in exploring new patterns of communication and relational engagement to support one another and promote long-lasting change within the family. In addition, Ashley provides family therapy for parents of adolescents and young adults with substance abuse disorders to process their grief associated with addiction in the family and promote healthy boundaries when their loved one returns home from inpatient and/or residential treatment.
Ashley uses an experiential therapeutic approach in conjunction with family therapy treatment approaches. Specifically, she utilizes Structural Family Therapy and Contextual Family Therapy approaches. She is also trained in Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to assist individuals in processing traumatic life events.
Ashley enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Mike, and two energetic boys, Carter and Grady. They have visited every park in the Richmond area and spent much of their weekends at local ponds or rivers fishing for blue gills and small mouth bass. She is lucky to have three boys in the family, since she does not like to bait her own hook! During her infrequent moments of quiet time, Ashley loves to cook for friends and family, and read “chick lit” as a way to unwind.