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Ashley Keckeisen, MA, LPCC, EMDR, BST

Residential Therapist

Ashley Keckeisen serves with warmth and dedication as a Residential Therapist at Cascade Canyon in Cascade. She holds a bachelor’s in communications and a master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling, supplemented by focused training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brain Synchronization Training (BST), and Suicide Prevention. Ashley is also obtaining her License Addiction Counselor certification in Colorado, enhancing her expertise in addiction therapies. 

With a significant background in wilderness therapy, Ashley excels in managing dynamic group settings and acute behavioral issues, particularly among adolescents. Her therapeutic toolbox is rich with diverse approaches: she uses EMDR and BST to help clients process trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address harmful thought patterns, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to improve emotional and interpersonal skills. Ashley believes in the transformative power of therapy, often incorporating group activities that foster a sense of community and personal growth. 

Ashley is particularly passionate about connecting with adolescents who are resistant to traditional treatment methods. She uses her skills to create engaging, supportive environments that encourage these young individuals to open up and engage actively in their recovery process. Ashley’s sessions are often highlighted by interactive games and activities, making therapy a more relatable and enjoyable experience for her clients. 

For Ashley, being a mental health provider is not just a job—it’s a calling. She cherishes the opportunity to be a guiding presence in people’s lives at times when they are most in need of support. Her approach is characterized by empathy, respect, and a deep commitment to helping her clients achieve healthier, more fulfilling lives. 

Outside of her professional life, Ashley is an avid adventurer. Whether she’s backpacking through the vast trails of the Pacific Crest or enjoying a quiet hike closer to home, she finds joy and rejuvenation in the great outdoors.