Ash Compton, MA, LMFT, LPC, EMDR-Certified

(she/her/hers)
Preferred Name: Ash

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a trauma-focused, Licensed Marriage and Family EMDR-Certified Therapist practicing in post-Jungian, psychodynamic, depth, and existential traditions. I love co-creating a curious container with clients to set goals and to commit to them rigorously. I work relationally and consider navigating the social context as part of this work. We will employ myriad methods together, including expressive, dreamwork, Gestalt, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change. My approach is inquisitive, open, direct, and encouraging. You can anticipate a therapist who you at ease by using practical tools in a way that creates long-standing insight and movement. I believe in treating the roots, not the branches. I am clinically interested in how family and cultural narratives shape experiences, and how the collective psyche shapes our inner worlds. I work with clients who have heightened attunements, sensitivities, and anxieties that may block how a person intends to show up. Therapy, at its best, aims to better integrate these anxieties, and encourages deeper engagement with your interior. I am EMDR-Certified, which I use for acute and complex traumas, OCD/phobias, and chronic pain. I work with adult individuals, couples, teens/preteens, and full or partial families with focuses on attachment traumas (including religious trauma), anxiety, panic, obsessions, digital issues and addictions, creative and expressive ruts, and grief. I work well with folks who are inquisitive about, and committed to, their psychic material, and with those who have been impacted by disaster trauma, the climate crisis, or fear that they will be. I incorporate intersectionality into the therapeutic space. You are met in the consulting room as a whole person. Outside of therapeutic work, I am engaged in radical ecopsychology writing and research and have an active practice of arts and design-systems thinking around the environmental crises and related human-nature detachment. Inclusive and affirmative; I have experience working with queer, trans, BIPOC, poly individuals and couples.

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, Climate Psychology Alliance

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