Ashley Brueske M.A.

Ashley Brueske M.A.


Ashley Brueske is smiling at the camera and is set against a dark gray backdrop. She is a white woman with hazel eyes and wavy, brownish-blond hair, and she is wearing a dark blue blouse.

Many people find that others dont recognize the unique challenges theyre going through. This can be particularly the case for disabled, neurodivergent, or LGBTQIA+ folks. I identify with heach of these communities, and it can be frustrating when others minimize your struggles, or perhaps worse, dont recognize your strengths. I work with teens and adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, the impacts of trauma, and substance use, as well as big transitions and making meaning of life. I often find that people struggle alone, but with the right support many are able to create a happier, more connected, and more meaningful life worth living.

I have a masters degree in mental health counseling from Boston College and am pursuing licensure as a LPCC in Minnesota. I have had the privilege of working with people with a variety of experiences including people who are incarcerated or recently released from incarceration, people experiencing a mental health or medical crisis, people struggling with or in recovery from addiction, and people with mental health conditions.

The most important part of therapy is feeling seen and accepted. I strive to create a safe space and will meet you where you are and help you identify your goals, because only you know whats best for you. I feel it is important to understand your experiences in the larger context of your history, identity, culture, and social location. I also use more structured approaches such as
CBT, DBT, and ACT. Each of these include tools to help you develop self-compassion, skills to sit with strong emotions, and greater awareness of your body.

I offer therapy in-person and virtually (by video and by phone) and will work to accommodate your needs and schedule as much as possible.

What if you could learn to accept yourself as you are, while also identifying the changes that will really make you happy? I find that when you can learn to slow down, change negative thought patterns, recognize your resilience, and connect with a supportive community you experience healing. Reach out to me for a free consultation to learn more and see if this would be a good fit.


1600 University Avenue West,
Suite 203
St. Paul, MN 55104