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Ashley Franklin, LPC-S

While in the sixth grade, I discovered Dr. Drew and became fascinated with the idea of “talking to people”. The premise that people would share their thoughts and feelings to a stranger captivated me. This fascination with counseling/psychology evolved while attending Texas Southern University (Houston) and ultimately led me to obtaining a Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University (San Antonio).

After relocating to Mississippi, I had the privilege of working in various settings (community mental health, private partial, rural geriatric care); and in 2015 decided to follow my dreams and opened my private practice. I avoided the full-time commitment until too many God signs started happening around me. You know those uncomfortable feelings that say "this is not where you’re supposed to be" and when the most complex things become dauntingly easy? Well that was me then and now I am here.

My practice name, Live Beyond Existing, was created from hearing stories and my own relatable experiences of allowing life to get the best. With my clients I explore ways to find little glimpses of light during dark times, empower them to gain better awareness and control of self, and support them when needing an unbiased ear.

Think we might be a good fit? Contact me today to see.

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