Ashley Lanier-Pszczola, L.M.F.T.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals (ages 6 – adult) with a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, bipolar disorders, and ADHD. Additionally, as I am highly skilled in working with couples and families in a wide variety of areas, I offer to integrate partners and family members into the treatment of individuals I see on an as needed, and as desired, basis. This optional adjunct to individual therapy is focused on working directly with the individual’s couple or family system, and has been shown to treatment outcomes for children, adolescents, and adults engaged in individual treatment.
I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in person and via telehealth in outpatient settings, community-based settings, and residential settings. I have experience collaborating with schools to create IEPs and 504 plans with appropriate educational accommodations for children and teens taking into account mental health. Recently, I participated in the development of a new adolescent residential treatment program. I created and implemented adolescent family services, including parent workshops and education, multi-family groups, and parent support programming. I have specific training and experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, etc. (LGBTQ+) clients and families, as well as BIPOC clients and families. I am fully licensed to provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families throughout the state of Georgia.
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy
Valdosta State University
B.A., Psychology with a minor in Sociology
Valdosta State University
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
I am a Clinical Fellow member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PRESENTATIONS:
Lanier-Pszczola, A. N. (2020) Becoming one treatment team: Involving the family in your work with teens and young adults. Professional/Continuing Education presentation to be presented at Skyland Trail’s virtual CE Series, Atlanta, GA.
Lanier, A. N. (2017) It’s all mom’s fault!: Mother blaming in therapy. Professional presentation presented at Valdosta State MFT Master’s Series, Valdosta, GA. Prezi Link: https://prezi.com/rybjkmwqrqfw/its-all-moms-fault/
Monetti, D., Adams, K., Lanier, A., & Brunston, D. (2016). What is an n-gram viewer? A discussion of the role of student learning in assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Association for Gifted Children, Athens, GA.
Bishop, E., Coburn, K., Lanier, A., & Vrandupulo, C. (2016). Gender roles in binational couples of mixed-immigration status living in the United States. Poster session presented at Valdosta State University Graduate Research Symposium, Valdosta, GA.
Bishop, E., Coburn, K., Lanier, A., & Vrandupulo, C. (2016). Gender roles in binational couples of mixed-immigration status living in the United States. Poster session presented at Spring Conference of Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Jekyll Island, GA.