Ashley Coleman, Psy.D.
Dr. Ashley E. Coleman, of Thriving Center of Psychology, is a registered psychological assistant who understands the importance of forming a strong working alliance and creating a safe space for clients to engage in self-discovery and optimize their well-being. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Howard University, a Master of Arts in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. Coleman completed her predoctoral internship at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Coleman has provided evidenced-based treatment for clients presenting with trauma, depression, and relational concerns. Additionally, she has worked individually with collegiate student-athletes and collaboratively with collegiate sports teams to improve performance and enhance team cohesion. Moreover, Dr. Coleman blends empathy, humor, and compassionate exploration to assist clients with discovering long-standing beliefs that are producing unpleasant feelings and maintaining undesirable behaviors. An avid supporter of underserved communities, Dr. Coleman has pursued academic, research, teaching, and clinical positions geared toward empowering at-promise youth to achieve their academic and wellness goals. In addition to providing psychotherapy, Dr. Coleman serves as a psychology faculty member at the University of the West. Furthermore, Dr. Coleman has published in the areas of sport psychology, women and spirituality, and stress and coping.