Ash Compton, MA, LMFT, EMDR-Certified

(she/her/hers)
Preferred Name: Ash

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the depth and existential tradition. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods in ways that enhance coping skills, provide meaning, create and foster change-- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self. I work largely with technology and its impact on the self and relationships and attention--and existential threats such as climate change and its attendant grief and malaise. I incorporate visual, somatic, and non-verbal modalities such as Sandplay, play therapy, and expressive art to delve deeper. I am EMDR-certified. These techniques are paired with existential-humanistic, psychodynamic, and brief-Depth oriented psychotherapy modalities. We can use Gottman Relationship checkup, and attachment work, with a trauma focus for couples. I work with adults and adolescents, teens, couples, and families. I can cater a treatment plan to assist you in the short or long term. All goals will be co-created, with tools given, consistently tended to, and fostered with embodiment in mind.

Education & Experience

Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016 Graduate Clinical Traineeship hours 2014-2015 at The High Frontier, Adolescent Treatment Center - Worked in private practice settings from 2017-present - Additional training in Climate Change and Human Health at the Yale School of Public Health, certificate 2021 - Worked and owned at private practice settings in Marfa, Dallas, and Austin, Texas

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA, AAMFT, TAMFT

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+

Insurance

  • Sliding Scale