Ashley Lynch Gaede
Ashley Lynch Gaede LPC, BCN is a Licensed Professional
Counselor in Arizona and is now Board Certified in
Neurofeedback. She has over 15 years of experience in
working with children and adolescents with behavioral
and mental health concerns as a foster, foster/adopt
parent, and now as a counselor. Ashley earned a master’s
degree from Argosy University in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Human
Development from Brigham Young University.
Specializations & Training
Ashley specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing (EMDR), Sand Tray Therapy, Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
(DBT). She is also board certified in Nuerofeedback (NFB).
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment that uses feedback to change current brain patterns into more efficient patterns. Neurofeedback can provide symptom reduction for disorders such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, learning disorders, and PTSD. It can also improve one's ability to better self-regulate their emotions.
Through her many years of foster and foster/adoptive parenting, Ashley has experienced on a daily basis how trauma, attachment, anxiety, learning disorders, intellectual delay, Autism, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, and other mental health concerns, affect daily functioning, relationships, and academics. Ashley is well versed in IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) which defines the laws and accommodations that ensure children with disabilities are provided with what they need to be successful in school.
Ashley has a great understanding of the human need for belonging. Humans are biologically wired to need connections/relationships with others for optimal growth and development. Often, negative life experiences, inability to self-regulate our emotions, attachment difficulties, self-esteem or other mental health concerns, negatively affect the way we interact with and respond to others, causing difficulties in building and maintaining those positive relationships that we need. Ashley is able to work together with parents and their children to improve those relationships.
Through the therapeutic modalities of EMDR, NFB, DBT, Sand Tray, and others, Ashley is able to assist individuals in learning and implementing coping skills to self-regulate emotions, identify those experiences, circumstances, and thoughts that negatively impact daily functioning and then process towards resolution for improved functioning and life enjoyment.