Ashley Falco, RP
HELPING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES FIND CONFIDENCE IN BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.
Ashley is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Specializing in Counselling Psychology, she provides individual psychotherapy to those dealing with a range of psychological and emotional concerns.
Ashley earned her Master's degree from McGill University. She completed her internship at the McGill Counselling Centre where she provided assessment and psychotherapy services to students.
Ashley’s clinical experience includes conducting psychoeducational assessments with children, adolescents and university/college students, as well as providing psychotherapy to an adolescent and adult population. She has held positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Hospital for Sick Children.
Trained and experienced in working with the unique difficulties faced by students and adults, Ashley works with each client to alleviate distress, facilitate self-awareness and understanding, and develop effective solutions to the difficulties preventing individuals from reaching their full potential. Her areas of practice include: stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, life transitions, body image issues, substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence, family and relational and attention/learning related issues. She also provides support to those seeking personal growth and development.
Ashley's approach focuses on each client's strength and capacity for meaningful change and self-growth. Her work is inspired by a holistic view of the individual - physical, psychological, social, and spiritual - and recognizes that each of these elements plays a part in mental wellness. She takes a compassionate, empathetic and accepting approach with clients in order to facilitate a strong therapeutic relationship. Her aim is to create a safe space where clients can begin their process of self-exploration and develop greater self-awareness.
In therapy Ashley employs an integrative approach, meaning she draws from various modalities as they best apply to a particular client's needs. Her therapeutic orientation incorporates elements from several evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural, Experiential-Humanistic and Emotion-Focused therapies. Her work also focuses on helping clients develop self-acceptance and compassion.
Ashley is part of The Sad Collective team, a non-profit organization in support of mental health. The Sad Collective strives to be a safe space for emotional expression, with the goal of encouraging others to share their experiences of struggle, rather than feeling alone and ashamed.
Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Bachelor of Arts, Honors Specialization in Psychology
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Working with Shame in Psychotherapy: A Trans-theoretical Approach, Dr. Leslie Greenberg, Dr. Shelley McMain and Dr. Shari Geller, Toronto (2016)
Emotion-focused Therapy Level One, Dr. Leslie Greenberg, Toronto (2014)
CBT Certification in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression, Dr. Martin Antony and Dr. Peter Bieling, Toronto (2013)
Research-Based Couples Therapy, Dr. Pat Love, Montreal (2012)
CBT for Co-occurring Insomnia: Managing Sleep Problems in People with Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain and Related Problems, Dr. Colleen Carney, Toronto (2010)
Working with Obsessive-compulsive Disorder and Perfectionism, Dr. Martin Antony, Toronto (2010)
- Life transitions
- Body image issues, including disordered eating
- Sleep issues and insomnia
- Substance use
- Grief and loss
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Family and relational challenges
- Attention/learning related issues
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Registered Psychotherapist