Ashley Cermak

Ashley Cermak is a psychotherapist working toward Minnesota State licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bethel University. Ashley is delighted to return to The Center of Hope and Healing (where she completed her internship) after working in school-based counseling and outpatient therapy at a Christian clinic in the Twin Cities.

Before returning to school to become a therapist, Ashley worked as a youth minister. This strengthened her belief that God desires to meet us in our sufferings and to teach us how to find genuine joy, peace, and hope even as we experience the inevitable sufferings of life. This belief ultimately led Ashley into the mental health field. She came to recognize that a key part of experiencing this peace is making space to discover our stories and learning practical ways to live in the tension of joy and suffering.

Ashley provides individual therapy for adolescents (16+) and adults for a variety of issues including anxiety, OCD, depression, relational stressors, life transitions, female sexuality, and issues of faith. As a Catholic, Ashley believes in the dignity of every person and prioritizes making space for the unique story of each of her clients. She values the integration of cognitive and somatic approaches to help clients find healing. Ashley uses various modalities in therapy, including psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance-commitment therapy, internal family systems, and the integration of body awareness. Ashley is passionate about therapy being a collaborative and practical process for clients as they learn how to integrate newly learned skills into their daily lives. She welcomes the incorporation of faith-based practices for clients who desire this.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, enjoying nature, reading a good book, cooking, and finding great satisfaction in the organization of a closet.

Ashley sees clients on Mondays IN PERSON at our Elk River Satellite Office and via TELEHEALTH on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 8 through August 2. 

On August 5, she will see clients IN PERSON at our Elk River Satellite Office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and via Telehealth on Tuesdays only. She accepts most major insurance plans. Please call our office to schedule an appointment or ask about your insurance plan.

To check in to a pre-scheduled TELEHEALTH SESSION with Ashley, click this link to enter her virtual waiting room. Click “Allow” when your device asks for permission to use its camera and microphone. Type in your name and click “Check In”. Your therapist will be with you shortly.