Ashley Marder, MA, LCMHCA, NCC

Accepting new clients - in-person/virtual

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families


Hello and Welcome – 


Looking for therapeutic counseling is the first step on your journey to a happier and healthier version of you. Part of that process is finding the right therapist. My goal is to hold a safe space, that is non-judgmental and a comfortable environment where you can be yourself. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, where you are the expert of your own life, and your goals are the focus. I want to work with you to overcome obstacles and issues that are interfering in your life. 


I am passionate to work with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I work with you through tough transitions and situations, including anxiety, depressions, addiction, PTSD, stress, conflicts, past trauma, low self-esteem, grief/loss, marital issues, and so much more. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, internal family systems (IFS) and EMDR. However, I believe every individual, couple and family is unique, so I use the tools, techniques, and therapies that best fit you best.


I graduated with a master’s degree in counseling from Wake Forest University in 2022. I have clinical experience working in addiction treatment, wilderness therapy, and mental health services. In 2008, I graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in criminal justice, a degree in political science, and a minor in psychology. I guess you can say that I have diverse interests, but I have always felt the need to work with others. Though there are many experiences in my life that led me to mental health counseling, the lessons I learned in 2016, when I overcame breast cancer at the age of 30, put life in a different perspective. It is so important to understand how our past experiences and relationships can have a huge impact on how we function currently. We can get through tough transitions and change patterns that are no longer serving us. 


I sincerely look forward to working with you during this time on your journey of growth. 


“Daring greatly means the courage to vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To have the hard conversations.” 

                                                      -Brené Brown


Ashley Marder

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (except HMO, Medicare, Medicaid & POS plans)
  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)
  • MedCost (through CBHA only)
  • Out of Network - depending on coverage
  • Private Pay
  • Does not accept Medicaid or Medicare Insurance


Call 828-367-1010 to request an intake with Ashley

Where to Find Us:

Winston-Salem location

Forsyth Family Counseling

942 West 4th Street

Winston Salem, NC 27101 

Phone: 336-355-8244

Fax: 336-546-7630



Asheville location

Forsyth Family Counseling

40 N. French Broad Avenue

Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: 828-367-1010

Fax: 336-546-7630





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