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MEET

ASLI SCHOONE

Greensboro & Telehealth Office

Hi, I’m Asli. I'm so glad you're here. I want you to know that

YOU ARE STRONG

 

Even if it doesn't feel like it right now.

Even if it’s never felt like that.

 

For over 2 decades, I worked with people to build their physical, emotional, and psychological strength via weight-lifting and here’s what I learned about strength:

There’s nothing unique to strength.

Every individual has it within them. Sometimes, you need help pulling it out. Trusting it. Leaning into it. Embracing it. Especially, if you’ve been taught your whole life to stay small.

True Strength is In Vulnerability

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Maintaining your softness and your joy can be difficult after experiencing hard things. I get it—I’ve been there.

After experiencing violence, trauma, or loss, your response may have been to retreat. To distrust. To push away others.

To convince yourself you don’t deserve connection with others. To protect yourself from further hurt.

But ending up overidentifying with the trauma you experienced or with those who hurt you.

There is So Much More  To Who You Are

 

You are not defined by the worst things you’ve experienced.

And you don’t need to stay stuck in a perpetual state of fear,

waiting for the next bad thing to happen.

Missing out on what could be. Forgetting your inherent worth and power.

Forgetting what joy feels like. Giving up on the future that awaits you.

It is Worth It To Keep Going

 

I help people find their strength to keep moving forward,

to believe in themselves, to find their voice, to experience joy again. 

And to feel empowered and capable of embracing, expressing, and sharing all parts of themselves.

I want you to realize you can experience healing and growth and joy, even after your pain.

I work with children, teens, and adults who have experienced great pain and hurt,

who feel stuck in their trauma or fear,

but who are ready to feel strong again.

 

If you’re ready to begin moving forward toward healing and strength,

I’d love to work with you.

WANT TO FEEL STRONG AGAIN?

Want more specifics about my training and experience?
Read on below:  
MY EDUCATION
I received my BA in Criminology from the University of Toronto, in Canada. My Master’s degree is in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I received this degree from Walden University, a graduate counseling program that was and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

MY THEORETICAL APPROACH:

As a counselor, I have an eclectic approach to working with clients, utilizing mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy via a Person Centered framework, aiming to combine traditional counseling approaches with holistic wellness.

 

I believe in individuals’ ability to overcome life’s difficulties and try to work collaboratively with clients to build a sense of fulfillment, empowerment, and wellness. 

Specific to body image and disordered eating concerns, I operate from a weight inclusive approach and philosophy and pull from Intuitive Eating, Responsive Feeding, and Family Based Therapy principles.

I am in process of being trained in Brainspotting, a brain-based trauma protocol that help clients identify, process, and release core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation, lower affective distress and physiological arousal, and reformulate negative beliefs into more positive ones. 

MY CREDENTIALS

I am currently licensed as Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of NC (LCMHCA# 19869; 2024). I am currently under the direct clinical supervision of Dr. Maria Paredes, LCMHCS, CEDS-S (LCMHCS# S6986) and Dr. Lindsey Umstead, CEDS (LCMHC #12197). 

MY EXPERIENCE & CLINICAL INTERESTS:

It has been my honor to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual trauma, individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment & identity concerns, disordered eating/body image concerns in outpatient settings, including at the Family Justice Center and UNCG. I have a particular interest in individuals presenting with ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and developmental/transitional life concerns. 

Prior to becoming a counselor, I worked as a weight inclusive certified personal trainer and movement specialist for over 2 decades, which included being a member of treatment teams for individuals suffering from eating disorders who needed to heal their relationship to movement. I also have prior work experience serving in law enforcement. 

If for any reason I do not believe I have the experience or training necessary to work with you, I will refer you to another mental health professional who is more prepared to address your presenting concerns.

PERSONAL: 

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. My family is the most important thing in my life, so if I’m not at work, I’m spending time doing things together. Movement is a big stress reliever for me so I try to find ways to be active every day. Some of my favorite ways to move are dancing, weightlifting, nature walks, and yoga.

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