Dr. Ashley Thompson received her PhD in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute of Carpinteria, CA. Unlike traditional Western psychology, Depth Psychology does not seek to label problems or prescribe quick fix solutions, instead it approaches mental health issues with compassion, love, empathy, and creates consciousness around what troubles us. Dr. Thompson’s research and studies on the horse-human relationship have afforded her special insight into the psychological elements involved in equine therapies. In addition to her in-depth studies and education, Dr. Thompson’s experience working on horse ranches gave her the advantage of complete immersion into the understanding of horses.
Combining her knowledge of Depth Psychology and Trans-species Psychology, Dr. Thompson has developed a unique therapeutic model that offers a refreshing and real approach to modern day issues. Dr. Thompson’s therapeutic technique is personable, honest, and organic. Working from a Jungian perspective of mental health, the entirety of the individual is taken into consideration and worked with in-depth. As the goal of any mental health treatment model should be, Dr. Thompson engages clients with the expectation that whatever issues they may have, their treatment will be specific and result oriented.