Ashley L. Shivers ME.d, LPC, NCC

Ashley Shivers was born and raised in Douglasville, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Montevallo.

Ashley has over five years of experience in counseling in various settings. She has worked with individuals of all ages including children, teens, and adults. She provides a unique approach to life’s challenges using dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused techniques, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, with a person-centered perspective. 

She is passionate about providing services to the community. She provides a place of safety and encouragement while approaching therapy with an unconditional positive regard. She specializes in helping others manage daily stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and substance use by helping create a place of peace. 

She is motivated by others as well as by her two year old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, doing yoga, reading, spending time with family and friends, and helping the community.  



Espy Sanchez is currently a student at the University of Montevallo and will be graduating at the end of this coming fall with her BS in Psychology. 

Some of her most distinctive characteristics include her fluency in both English and Spanish,  her current status as a collegiate student athlete, and  her passion towards the field of counseling and mental health. 

Espy enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her loved ones, and going to the beach. 

She is most excited to be with Strive and serve the community.