EMDR Therapy & Intensives for Adults in Ohio

Specializing in Trauma & Stress Related Disorders

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Are you walking around in a fog, confused about who you are and wondering what happened to your identity and strong sense of self?

Have you asked yourself these questions: “why am I not good enough for them?”, “what is wrong with me?” “how can I be a better partner/spouse/daughter/son/friend?”

 

Does time seem to be standing still for you or moving so rapidly you can’t keep up?

 

Does it seem like you are chasing an ever-elusive carrot of happiness and every time it gets close, it’s pulled away as if on a string?

 

If you answered “Yes” to even one of these questions, there is good news.

 

You ARE in the right place with the right therapist!

Ready to take the next step?

“The past affects the present even without our being aware of it”

Francine Shapiro
Creator of EMDR Therapy

You Might Feel

Life has you stuck, or you are in a space that feels mentally, emotionally, or spiritually draining. You are the person who always wanted a full life, one where you had places to be and things to see; a life you happily shared with your loved ones. But today…
You barely manage to get through your days, and at the end of them, you’re exhausted and can barely remember what happened for the last 12 hours. You seem to exist to make others happy, but happiness feels elusive to you; you’re always chasing it but can never capture it. When you look around others are enjoying life and you feel defeated.
You know something is off because you didn’t always feel anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed, but you cannot figure out what triggered these feelings. You feel like something is missing, and often feel as if you are watching yourself go through the motions of life instead of actively living and enjoying it. You are tired of “faking it” and you want to be you again. I get it!

How I can help

EMDR Therapy offers a safe space to explore your history and find the things that may not be working well in your present, and why. It is a healthy and self-caring way to address your past, get situated in the present and look forward to your future. You will learn better ways to handle your thoughts, feelings, relationships, home and work life.

My approach

I offer empathic listening, supportive reflection and work as your guide. Together we will focus on your strengths and utilize coping skills to help keep you grounded in the present. I have a direct approach coupled with a kind demeanor, and I will often use humor to support you as we overcome challenges together throughout your EMDR journey.

Bonita Ashe, LPCC

I am a licensed therapist with what seems like a lifetime of experience in the helping professions. 

What you can expect when working with me is genuine compassion and an unprecedented “realness”. I don’t believe in beating around the bush, your mental wellness means too much to me. With that said, I am very light-hearted with a laid back and fun style. You may come into therapy feeling isolated, broken, and even feeling dissociated from self. It is my role to walk alongside you until you feel supported, whole and present. 

In Their Words

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I recently completed a 3-day intensive with Bonita. I’ve been in weekly therapy previously, but this was different. I feel like the client workbook questions were very helpful. I was able to connect dots and fully comprehend the parts of me that were dominant and...

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Bonita is amazing. I had the privilege of working with her in therapy for two years and learned so much during that time. I’m so grateful for the support, guidance, and care that Bonita provided throughout our time together. She truly helped me grow and heal in ways I...

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Bonita helped me achieve the goals I had when I entered therapy. She assisted me in obtaining skills that will help me solve future problems. EMDR was so helpful in my journey. I never realized just how effective it could be until I experienced it. Definitely glad I...

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"I started therapy with Bonita the traditional way. After two sessions she offered the Intensive Program and I jumped on it right away due to my busy lifestyle. I chose the 3-day intensive and I cannot believe the change in my thoughts and beliefs about myself. Bonita...

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"I sought out EMDR therapy after an unsuccessful attempt with another therapist. Once I met with Bonita, we developed goals for my therapy and began the process. Through therapy I had a better understanding of how to feel, listen to, and process my feelings, both...

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"My therapist, Bonita Ashe, has been extremely helpful in assisting me with trauma and grief from my past. She was adept at helping me build a trusting relationship with her. This was extremely necessary for me. Being able to be open about issues that I needed to...

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“Bonita was thorough in educating me on the technique, coping skills and how the brain works. She was intentional in making me part of the process with goal setting and frequent check ins on how I was feeling. She kept me on track and focused (I tend to sometimes show...

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“I came into counseling with Bonita for experiencing crippling anxiety and feeling unsafe all the time. I was in survival mode in almost every aspect of my life including my relationships and my spirituality. The counseling process helped me to explore the depths of...

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"I found Bonita’s knowledge, guidance and insight most helpful. With her guidance I learned to listen to who I am, realize my value and communicate more effectively. She always got where I was, met me there and gently but persistently helped me grow into a better...

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"I came into therapy in the spring. Bonita was very helpful in providing someone to talk to who shared my belief system. She was kind in letting me go at my own pace without rushing through therapy. She taught me how my thoughts affected my actions, and helped me to...

What are other therapists saying about Bonita?

What Other Therapists are Saying…

Bonita has an authentic demeanor and comforting presence along with a remarkable ability to ease distress. Bonita is compassionate, and with her expertise in EMDR, she is a therapist I wholeheartedly endorse for any client.- Lori Kalaaukahi, LCSW

What Other Therapists are Saying…

I have known Bonita since my school days. She has always been the type to lend a helping hand no matter one's background. She is genuinely caring, empathetic, and always there when you need help. It no wonder she is excelling in her career as a therapist. - Evelyn...

What Other Therapists are Saying…

I recommend Bonita for anyone seeking therapy. Bonita's expertise, compassion and commitment to each client's unique healing journey are unparalleled. If you're seeking a therapist who will walk alongside you with empathy & expertise, schedule with Bonita! -...

What Other Therapists are Saying…

Ms. Bonita is a wonderful EMDR consultant. Her expertise and encouragement to find my authentic style within the EMDR protocol have boosted my confidence. I am grateful for her support and shared resources, which have enhanced my therapy skills. - Kamila LaShaun...

What Other Therapists are Saying…

Bonita is a beacon of empathy and healing. Her gentle guidance through trauma is nothing short of transformative. With unwavering support, she leads individuals to find strength within, helping them rewrite their stories and reclaim their lives.- Ashley Neveu,...

What Other Therapists are Saying…

Bonita's passion to support her clients is evident through her entire demeanor. Her compassion and ease at connecting with people is a welcome asset to be embraced. I highly recommend her as a trusted therapist.- Suzanne Sunkel, LMHC