• The Scarlet Sisterhood: Treating Partners of Sex Addicts

    Addiction is a disease, end of discussion . . . right? As practitioners within the field of behavioral health and wellness, we have all heard the message, loud and clear. Many of us subscribe to the concept without question, confident in our convictions that addicts are sick people, not bad people. Some of us have built our careers upon this assertion, while others espouse it personally, within our own lives and family relationships.


  • Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-known, evidence-based, brief counseling approach for substance use disorders (SUDs) that combines person-centered principles with strategies for enhancing motivation for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Counselors using MI help their clients talk themselves into change by exploring and developing their motivations for change and lessening and resolving their arguments against it.


Ashley  Chesky

Family Therapist at The Claudia Black Center; previously Primary and Family counselor at The Meadows. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy from Prescott College in Arizona. Ashley has completed Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Training and Experiential Training from Onsite. Ashley’s passions are finding new and creative ways to help families reach a deeper level of consciousness about their individual roles in their unique family system. Her other areas of training include Expressive Arts Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.