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Ashlyn Gautam, M.Ed., LPC, Play Therapist in Training 

Owner of Healing Energy Counseling, LLC

Ashlyn is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and owner of Healing Energy Counseling, LLC; practicing at Kindred Collective. Ashlyn earned her Master’s of Education in Counseling from Stephens College. 



Additionally, Ashlyn holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Multicultural Studies certificate from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to her work in counseling, Ashlyn worked in community mental health agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational settings and many others where she was able to gain direct experience with all age groups managing mental health challenges. Ashlyn strives to be an active member of the community by offering healing services to those in need. She also works as the clinical coordinator at Kindred.


Ashlyn offers counseling services to children, teens, young adults, and parents.  Ashlyn has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting support, life transitions, divorce, autism, stress, self-esteem, etc. 


Ashlyn practices play therapy and is working toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist; play allows children to express feelings, communicate, and heal in developmentally appropriate ways. She is an active member of Association for Play Therapy. Her work with clients is person-centered. Ashlyn believes in a holistic approach to counseling which means she takes into consideration all parts of the client [cultural background, beliefs, values, strengths, hopes] and their life experiences, in order to create counseling that best fits client needs. 


Ashlyn does not currently accept insurance but works on a sliding scale. 


For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 573-542-0578 or email Ashlyn at

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