Ashley Caravella, MFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist.  She obtained her Master of Arts degree in psychology from Alliant International University in 2007.  Since that time, Ashley has worked extensively in inpatient, outpatient, school, and residential treatment settings with children, adolescents, and adults.  Much of Ashley's work has involved the severely mentally ill as well as treating families affected by a loved one with severe mental illness.  She also has extensive experience working with those who have difficulty establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with others.

Personal Interests

Ashley thoroughly believes that one must practice what one preaches.  Ashley thus tries to engage in healthy self-care.  Ashley enjoys spending time with her two children as well as her dog.  Ashley also enjoys travelling and playing softball.  

Therapeutic Approach

Ashley's ability to empathically attune to her clients' needs allows her clients an opportunity to heal from transgressions of the past and thus have a more successful rewarding life.  She assists individuals, families, and couples with making shifts to promote social and emotional growth either individually or within the couple or family system.

Ashley uses an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from such theories as Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Solution-Focused.  Treatment is tailored to the individual, family, or couple, and thus no cookie-cutter approach is used.  

Residential treatment centers

Inpatient hospital

Crisis House

Outpatient group private practice

Outpatient non-profit agency

Domestic violence treatment agency

Group home for adolescents

Foster care

Previous Work Settings

Expertise and Approach