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Ashleigh Wagner, MS, LMHC, NCC

Clinical Program Director

Ashleigh Wagner serves as the Clinical Program Director at Sandstone Care in Tinley Park, IL. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University, achieved in 2018. Ashleigh’s diverse professional background includes working with children, teens, adults, and families in various settings—from court-ordered therapeutic services to re-entry programs for individuals overcoming addiction.

Ashleigh is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Her therapeutic approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness, which she tailors to meet the unique needs of teens and adults. Her experience in a hospital emergency room as a team lead for crisis clinicians has equipped her with critical skills in risk assessment and crisis management, working closely with physicians and psychiatrists to provide immediate care and determine appropriate treatment plans.

A core principle Ashleigh lives by is understanding the hidden struggles of others, fostering a compassionate and empathetic approach in her interactions. This philosophy drives her dedication to mental health care, providing a supportive space for clients to explore their issues and initiate personal growth.

Ashleigh is passionate about her role as a medical and mental health provider because it allows her to witness and support the transformative journeys of individuals striving to improve their lives. She finds profound satisfaction in seeing the tangible results of her work, as clients develop healthier coping mechanisms and rebuild their lives.

Outside of her professional duties, Ashleigh enjoys outdoor activities that connect her with nature and provide relaxation and fun. She loves spending her summers on the lake, riding four-wheelers, and enjoying bonfires. These activities not only offer her personal fulfillment but also keep her grounded and refreshed.

Ashleigh cherishes the time spent with her family and friends, valuing the strong bonds and shared experiences that enrich her life. Her comprehensive expertise in mental health, combined with her personal interests and compassionate approach, make her a respected and effective leader at Sandstone Care.