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Ashley Thompson,


Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Minnesota State University and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Dakota State University. Ashley also attended Oakland University for a Specialized Certificate in Animal-Human Interventions. She currently is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota and North Dakota. She also is a Board Approved Supervisor in the state of Minnesota and North Dakota and oversees Birchwood Therapeutic Services clinical training program.

Ashley enjoys nature, crystals, reading, and being a toddler mama. In her free time, you can find Ashley with friends, or trying to learn a new hobby (which often go unfinished). 


Counseling Approach and Clinical Focus:

Over the past 15 years, Ashley has worked with families experiencing domestic violence and survivors of abuse. She has attended multiple trainings to be able to offer trauma informed care to her clients. Ashley has also completed Maternal Mental Health Intensive Training through Seleni to treat Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and Perinatal Loss and Grief. Ashley is passionate about providing support to families experiencing a pregnancy or child loss and also enjoys normalizing how challenging parenting can be. Ashley is trained to offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping). Ashley uses techniques that involve Relational Cultural Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, and various aspects of Play Therapy. 

A message from Ashley:

Life is not easy, none of us were given a roadmap on how to handle the situations that impact us. The best part is that we don't have to choose to navigate it alone. It's okay to not know what to do, or to react in a way your embarrassed of. What's important is what you do with that insight and how you chose to grow. Challenge old belief systems and step into your power. You have always been powerful, now it's time for you to see it!


A bit more about Ashley…

Ashley is the co-founder and President of Addie’s Angels, which is an organization created to help provide counseling services to families who are impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, infertility, and have suffered from pregnancy, infant, or child loss. Addie’s Angels is in honor of Ashley's infant daughter, Adelyn, who passed away shortly after birth on February 3rd, 2020.

Ashley also serves on the Wilkin County Children's Collaborative Board which serves the community by bringing vital resources to support children and their families.



Master of Education Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, Minnesota State University of Moorhead, Moorhead, MN



North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

Association of Animal Assited Intervention Professionals


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Rating & Comments

average rating is 5 out of 5
Very compassionate and goes above and beyond to advocate for my care. Highly recommend EMDR with Ashley


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Contact us

Breckenridge Location:

Phone: 218.643.9330

Fax: 218.641.1001

Address: 115 5th St N

Breckenridge, MN 56520​

Fargo South Location:

Phone: 701.532.1353 option 1

Fax: 701.532.1505

Address: 3369 39th St S Suite 2 Fargo, ND 58104

Fargo West Location:

Phone: 701.532.1353 option 2

Fax: 701.532.1505

Address: 4955 17th Ave S #122 Fargo, ND 58103

Grand Forks Location:

Phone: 701.792.7001

Fax: 701.792.7002

Address: 2303 S. Washington St

Grand Forks, ND 58201

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