CONTACT: (919) 647-4600 EXT 706

Hi, I am Ashley Cyr. 

I enjoy helping people connect back to who they are and what brings them joy in life.  In this fast paced world with an endless list of demands and responsibilities we sometimes feel we are being pulled in so many different directions that we can’t keep up.   With so much attention focused on work, our relationships, parenting etc. we often lose sight of what we want in life.  Sometimes we find that we are merely going through the motions and missing out on the meaningful connections with the people that we love.  

I will help you learn to slow down, be present and take better care of your mind and body.  We will examine the different domains in your life and think about what’s going well, what you would like more of and things that you might change if this is possible. 

I am a huge believer in life balance; Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, my two beautiful children and our dog Jenna Bear.  I also enjoy the outdoors, traveling, exercise and spending time with friends.

EXPERTISE 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I graduated from the University of Albany, School of Social Work in 2009.  Since then I have worked in various settings including community counseling agencies providing therapy for adults and intensive in home services with children and families.  I worked at Central Regional Hospital as a Geriatric Social Worker and was a certified trainer for the Dementia Capable Care program. I was also a Behavioral Health Consultant at Duke Outpatient Clinic providing integrated health care services to patients in a primary care clinic.

My specialties include treating depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks and assisting people through difficult life circumstances such as divorce, being a caregiver to someone who is chronically ill, becoming a parent, grief and loss and dealing with family conflict.

COUNSELING APPROACHES

As a therapist, I like to keep it real.  I am always professional and sensitive but you will find that I am also able to appropriately use humor in session to help you feel comfortable.

During treatment I keep track of metrics.  I use tools to track your symptoms so that we know where you started and how you are progressing through therapy. I am a sponge for learning I’m continuously looking to improve my skill set as a therapist by attending trainings, reading about the latest evidence based treatments and learning from other professionals.

I will show you support, validate and normalize your feelings and provide a safe environment in therapy.  Yet I don’t shy away from giving direct feedback and ideas, or challenging a thought or belief that might be getting in the way of progress.

My work with you will be very collaborative.  I see you as the Captain of the ship and my role as more of the navigator.  I believe that people very often already possess the skills and strengths necessary to get beyond life’s rough stormy waters but sometimes they just need someone to help guide them through it.  

I offers in-office and video counseling or Teletherapy  (please check with your insurance if teletherapy is covered in the outpatient therapy benefits or you can choose to private pay).

INSURANCES ACCEPTED

  • BCBS (Out-of-Network for Blue-Local Plans for Duke & WakeMed)

  • Cigna

  • Aetna

  • Tricare - Select only

  • UHC/Optum

  • Out-of-Network Insurance: I can provide a “Super Bill” or an Invoice for client to submit to their insurance for reimbursement. Client is responsible for verifying out-of-network benefits with their insurance plan.

    Or let a third party like 'Better' handle your out-of-network claims. Better is an app for filing out-of-network health insurance claims. Send Better a photo of your claim and they will handle the rest, including determining your eligibility and following-up with your health insurance company. Download the Better iPhone app or signing up online.

  • Private pay, fee schedule is as following for psychotherapy session:

Initial Assessment/Consultation  - $150

45 minute session - $90

45-60 minutes - $120

* There will be $50 no-show/late cancellation fee for missed appointment on weekdays & $90 no-show/late cancellation fee for weekend appointment unless cancel appointment 24 hours in advance.

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