Ashley Rodrigues, MS, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, RYT
I graduated of a CACREP accredited Masters program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from snowy Niagara University in 2011. I completed my 200HR yoga teacher training from the Yoga Project in Ft Worth, Texas in 2010. Being both a yoga instructor and mental health counselor has lead me to approach personal growth and healing through a holistic perspective. My yoga classes are heavily rooted in practicing principles like mindfulness, self awareness, and emotional regulation (all tools vital to mental health). As a mental health counselor, I am able to teach yoga in a away that is sensitive and supportive to trauma survivors. I am currently teaching private and small group yoga with strong mental health emphasis. To learn more about my yoga offerings, click here.
I have clinical work experience working in a collegiate setting, as well as in inpatient and residential treatment facilities. I spent time working with substance abuse as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas before making the move to sunny Florida. I am in the process of obtaining full licensure in the state of Florida for psychotherapy. I am currently a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern in Florida and working under the supervision of Paola Rodriguez of Life Discovery. I am currently accepting new clients for therapy. To learn more send me a message.
If you are currently struggling with suicidal thoughts please contact your local crisis services or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 for support in getting through this challenging time.
My philosophy in counseling and yoga
I am a believer in the mind/ body connection and spend time in both yoga sessions and counseling sessions incorporating the benefits of mindfulness, self awareness and guided meditation. I believe that although our past has played a great role in who we are today, the future is hopeful and often determined by how we choose to author that narrative. I like to spend time in counseling sessions (and yoga classes) focusing on the present and most importantly cultivating inspiration for the future. I pride myself in speaking honestly with love and acceptance. Let me help cultivate the strength and wisdom that already exists within you and together you can accomplish your personal wellness goals.
I specialize in working with adults and teens who may be coping with:
- Women’s Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual Trauma
- Personal Insecurities
- Postpartum Depression
- Generalized Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Self Confidence Issues