Ashley Green, M.A.
Ashley Green, M.A., is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern employed and supervised by Dr. Patricia L. Bay, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding, California. Ashley received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology through California Southern University in 2010, and her Master of Arts in Psychology through California Southern University in 2013.
Ashley has an Integrative Psychotherapy approach, which responds appropriately to the client utilizing the therapy approach that best fits for them. However, Ashley believes that an important aspect in therapy is building a therapeutic relationship with trust and a connection. She enjoys working with adults, teens, children, and families with her field of focus being depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety, trauma, crisis intervention, life changes, grief and loss, parenting skills, and attachment building.
Ashley is trained in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), AMSR (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk), and EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) using the EAGALA model. She also enjoys integrating expressive art therapy, sand tray therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness.
Ashley has experience in working in a level 14 group home with severely emotionally disturbed children and teens in a group home and school setting. Ashley also worked at a local non-profit agency for three years working with toddlers, children, teens, adults, and families in office, school, and community environments. Here Ashley conducted group therapy for teen girls who struggled with low self-esteem, depression, and engaged in self-harm and suicidal behaviors.
She also worked at Voices conducting home based and school therapy. Ashley also has previous experience running a local youth group for teens ages 12-18.
Ashley lives in Redding with her husband, their infant son, and three dogs. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, hunting, being outdoors, being around animals, scrapbooking, playing her music (harp, piano, and singing), and much more.
Tamara Katrina Baker is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern employed and supervised by Dr. Patricia L. Bay, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapist in Redding, California. Her concentration is working with complex trauma which encompasses many symptoms such as those that are expressed in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency, and low self-esteem. Her target population ranges wide in diversity because she believes that such symptoms are trauma related. Tamara has what is considered an integrative approach, pulling from many different schools of thought to best meet her client’s needs. Her personal passions include her husband and two lovely daughters, health and wellness, yoga and mindfulness meditation, and outdoor excursions, such as fly fishing, hiking, backpacking, and simply connecting with nature.
Prior to her current career working in the field of counseling, she spent 5 proud years serving her country in the United States Navy. She has a Bachelors degree in Child and Family Development from American Military University, Charles Town, WV, and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from National University, San Diego, CA. While Tamara went to school, she spent time volunteering at CareNet, in Redding, CA, which is a nonprofit organization that provides aid, advocacy, and education to women and families who are expecting or have children from prenatal to two years of age. She has worked under Dr. Tom Swanson, licensed Psychiatrist at Neighborhood Church, Redding, CA, with individuals suffering from eating addictions, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues; Jeannie Jacobs, LCSW, at Bridges to Success and VIP, programs designed to help children improve their behavioral and emotional wellbeing through the facilitation of collaboration between all of the key players in the child’s life and working to build up the child’s ability to manage themselves in their surroundings; and she has worked under Keith Manner, LMFT, at Creekside Counseling Center, with a diversity of presenting problems and individuals which included bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, parenting issues, PTSD, and all around life issues.
She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which was developed from the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model. The base for the AIP model is that as we experience life, particularly disturbances in life, our brains when functioning at optimal levels will be able to process disturbing information into long term memory after we are no longer disturbed, thus preventing strong reactions.
However, sometimes, as we encounter disturbances, especially repeated similar ones, such as betrayal, abandonment, and loss, a belief system is established and our brains become stuck in the processing of such information. Therefore, we find ourselves reacting to the disturbance with symptoms such as compulsions, feeling depressed, worrying about the future, and/or having a sense of worthlessness. Thus, through the eight phases of EMDR, individuals are able to identify their triggers, build up resources and tools to manage their symptoms, and then process the trauma through bilateral stimulation. Tamara is also trained in working with the subconscious through Sand Tray and art exploration, she has participated in Tier 1 and 2 of the military Star Behavioral Health Provider training, which equips and qualifies her for referrals from military sources, and has attended many other trauma and mental health informed trainings.
Tamara believes in a mind, body, spirit connection. She exerts that all individuals deserve the right to live their lives to the absolute fullness of their desire and ability and that such healing is found from within the individual. Therefore, her goal is to help guide and facilitate such healing, thus empowering the individual.