Mrs. Beard is our developmental child specialist. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) that works with individuals, families, and groups. Ashley has spent her career working with those dealing with trauma, and is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT). She specializes in trauma, anxiety, family counseling, parenting, grief counseling, and play therapy. Ashley has a strong desire and unique skills to help parents of special needs children and is a Certified Family Life Educator.
In Her Personal Life
Ashley spends the majority of her “free” time with her husband and two young children. She was home-grown in Birmingham, but many of you may know her by her maiden name, Ashley Turner. Ashley is an advocate for autism and is highly involved in the Autism Society of Alabama. She is an advisor for the Samford University sorority, Sigma Chi Iota. Ashley’s an avid runner and is currently training for a half-marathon.
- Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies
- Master of Arts in Counseling
- Private practice
- Community mental health center
- Domestic violence center
- Grief counseling center
- Child abuse clinic
- Behavioral intervention center