Ashley Gerken, MA,
Ashley received her Bachelor's degrees of Criminal Justice and Psychology in Urbana, Ohio at Urbana University. In the last two years of her undergraduate programming, she worked closely with University staff to become more involved in the mental health field. Ashley's senior year internship was completed in a Victim Witness program for the prosecutor's office in Springfield, Ohio. The experience sparked her desire to help those who were suffering, whether it was survivors of sexual abuse or domestic violence, or those suffering with chemical dependency. Upon graduation and returning home to California, Ashley began working in substance abuse treatment as a support staff role. Her desire to help sparked, working hands on with such a diverse population of people. A year after returning home, Ashley enrolled in her Master's program of Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, in Irvine. Participating in multiple practicum experiences, she graduated within two years and begun working as an associate therapist. Ashley's passion is to help those who are seeking assistance. She continues to help those in need and conducts volunteer work in marginalized groups, specifically in substance abuse, the LGBT+ community as well as survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.