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Ashley Shiach, BA


Mental Health Therapy Intern

Ashley Shiach, BA

About Me

I am a Masters student at Yorkville University completing my practicum under the supervision of Amy Nydam. The best part about that for my clients is that I offer low-fee therapy! I am an avidly-learning attachment nerd, and I have a special interest in working with couples, eating disorders, and anxiety.

My Ideal Client

I work with individual adults, couples, and families. I especially love working with:

  • Clients struggling with body dysmorphia

  • Clients with anxiety and other mood disorders

  • Families and couples where mental health struggles are getting in the way of their connection.

Working with Me 

I have been waiting for this practicum placement for almost a year and I could not be more excited to put all of my learning into practice. I am directly supervised by Amy Nydam, the owner of YEG FC, and her nerdiness around attachment and neurobiology is really wearing off on me. I am also drawn to mindfulness and emotionally-focused techniques with clients.

In my work with clients, I am warm but practical and approach every person that steps into my therapy space with compassion. I also spend a LOT of my time learning, researching, planning, and discussing my clients with more experienced clinicians. In a way, when you work with a student, you get triple the time for half the rate.

My Experience

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Expected May 2024

  • Bachelors of the Arts in Psychology

When I'm not at YEG FC...

I live with my partner and a half Ragdoll, half Siamese cat named Dash. I enjoy being in nature, keeping active, and exploring new cuisines. If I am on days off I am either spending time with my family or going on a new adventure.

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