Ashley Frantz, PhD.
Resident in Psychology
As a Veteran, military spouse and mother, I understand and empathize with the various areas the military lifestyle can affect. My personal experiences have led me to find special meaning in the phrase “Every fish is a failure if you judge it by its ability to climb a tree.” I believe this is truer that people think and while every person has something they struggle with, they have several strengths as well. I went into the field of psychology after spending time in the military. I was drawn to the uniqueness of people and their various cultures, driving a desire to learn more about people and what makes them unique. My exposures left me questioning to learn more about mental illnesses and how we could best serve the people suffering in silence.
I have come to believe that only when individuals have clarity on their diagnosis can healing begin. I do my best to work with the client to identify the most accurate diagnosis, create a treatment plan based on their personal needs, and help them work through their diagnosis so they can live life to the fullest with minimal difficulties. I have worked in the field of assessments and therapy for over 4 years, working as a psychotherapist and psychometrist with children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy providing psychological assessments and individual therapy for anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, and military related issues. I have spent a significant amount of my training evaluating for and providing treatment to children and adolescents with autism spectrum, learning disabilities, dyslexia disorders and Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. I enjoy working with the families to help the children adjust and adapt to their diagnosis. I hope to help each person I work with struggle less and help them find their strengths.
Education & Licensure
M.A. Forensic Psychology, Argosy University
M.S. Applied Psychology, Walden University
Ph.D Clinical Psychology, Walden University