Ashley Herr, Education and Outreach Director, Therapist and Group Facilitator
Ashley earned her B.A. in Psychology from Stonehill College and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Child and Family Therapy from Arcadia University. Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and obtained her Certification in Thanatology (Death, Dying and Bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She continues to seek additional trainings and educational opportunities to further develop her professional skills and understanding of grief and bereavement.
Ashley first joined the team at the Center in 2008 as a bachelors level intern at Camp Millie. She then continued as a volunteer and assisted in the Nello’s Corner program as a substitute volunteer while working toward her Master’s degree. Ashley has 10 years of experience in the mental health field working with children and families in the outpatient, school, residential and camp settings. She has been fortunate to become a part of the staff at the Center, working as a therapist, group facilitator and presenter of professional round table trainings. Ashley works from a strengths-based and person-centered approach to support individuals as they process their grief. She encourages self-exploration and the utilization of natural supports to facilitate growth and healing. Ashley views unstructured play and creative exploration as a primary tool in working with children to process their grief. Ashley welcomes a collaborative and dynamic relationship with individuals as they navigate their journey through grief and bereavement.
In her leadership role as Education and Community Outreach Director, Ashley helps keep the Center’s partnerships and communication strong, as we strive to spread awareness about grief process and healing for the general public and for other mental health professionals. Ashley works closely with our team in keeping up with many local organizations that serve as an extended network of referrals in maintaining a wide safety net for all those in need of support, grief-related or otherwise.
If you would like to set up an appointment with Ashley, please contact Hannah Feehery, our intake coordinator, at 610-222-4110 ext. 127.