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

Owner of Healing Energy Counseling, LLC

Ashlyn earned her Master’s of Education in Counseling from Stephens College. She completed her internship at Kindred Collective from 2018-2019. Ashlyn is currently a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) and owner of Healing Energy Counseling, LLC; practicing at Kindred. 

Ashlyn also 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.  


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


Her work with clients is person centered and goal oriented.  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 also incorporates play therapy techniques and is currently under supervision, provided by Kate Weir, to become a Registered Play Therapist. 


 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


Ashlyn is under ongoing supervision provided by Kate Weir, EdS, LPC-S, RPT, MO License #2011039650.