About Ashley

Ashley Mason, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Owner of Cascade Creative Counseling, PLLC

Families can be complex and sometimes need support to navigate the challenges that they face. I am honored to dedicate my professional career to helping families reach for their goals.

I work collaboratively with families and use a variety of theories and approaches, as no two families are the same. Together, we can build upon existing strengths,  practice new communication skills, and explore relationship patterns. 

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Education

Ashley graduated with her Master's degree in Psychology specializing in Art Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle in 2013. Prior to graduate school, Ashley earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Studio Art, and Women's Studies from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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Licenses and Certifications

Ashley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State (LF60629113). She is also a Board-Certified and Registered Art Therapist by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB#16-173). Ashley is a Certified PCIT Therapist by PCIT International. Ashley is an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor.

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Specializations

Ashley has experience working with clients and families throughout the lifespan, from infant mental health to facilitating art therapy groups at an assisted-living facility and an oncology support center. Ashley has additional training and experience in trauma-informed therapies. Ashley is a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, which supports couples in the transition to parenthood. 

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Professional Affiliations

Ashley is currently a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT).

About Ashley's Services

Individual and Family Therapy

Ashley works collaboratively with clients and families to identify therapeutic goals and apply theory-based interventions to reach those goals. Ashley has experience working with clients of all ages who have a variety of presenting concerns. Ashley has extensive training and experience working with children and their caregivers to address presenting concerns, such as childhood anxiety, trauma-related behaviors, developmental concerns, transitions, and family stressors. Ashley also offers parent-only sessions to collaborate with parents and develop parenting skills. 

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Art Therapy

As a Board Certified Art Therapist, Ashley has achieved and maintains the highest standards of education and practice in the field of art therapy. Art Therapy is a specialized mental health profession that uses art-making and creativity as a form of communication. Art Therapy can help clients of all ages express themselves in ways when words are not enough. Ashley supports her clients in exploring themselves through art-making in a safe, encouraging environment. No previous art experience is required. To learn more about Art Therapy, please 

visit the American Association of Art Therapy website.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based parenting intervention to help families improve the parent-child relationship. PCIT is based in play therapy and includes a unique twist where the parent is coached live during the session by the therapist. Parents learn and practice specific parenting skills and techniques to address the child's disruptive behaviors. Children learn regulation skills, social skills, and improved compliance. To learn more about PCIT, please visit the PCIT International website.