Ashley Davis, LPC-MHSP, NCC, PhD

Clinical Director & Group Therapist

Ashley Davis, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, C-DBT

My name is Ashley Davis, and I am the Clinical Director at The Middle Path – Knoxville.

Professional Background
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a board-certified counselor, and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I earned a PhD from Walden University in
Counselor Education and Supervision. I am also the President of the Smoky Mountain Counselors Association. I am currently an adjunct instructor at Capella University, Johnson University, and Walden University.

I have worked in the mental health field for ten years in a variety of settings including residential, outpatient, and crisis services. In addition to providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma and/or have personality disorders. I strive to provide a collaborative and integrative approach by working alongside your other providers to work towards healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

My Journey with The Middle Path
I started at The Middle Path as an intern when I was in my graduate counseling program. I remembered reading about DBT years before when I was a case manager and thinking that DBT would be so helpful for the teenagers that I was working with. However, I couldn’t find a therapist trained in DBT. When I was looking for an internship placement, I learned about the DBT program at The Middle Path and I knew that this was the place for me.

Upon my first meeting with Hope Reneau (Owner and Executive Director) to interview for the intern position, I could tell that this practice was different from anything else I had experienced. However, I wasn’t aware of how different this practice was. It wasn’t until I graduated and began working in a local agency that I started to see how special The Middle Path’s approach to treatment and client care was.

During my internship at The Middle Path, I had the pleasure of watching clients get better within several weeks. These were the clients that thought they would never feel better. This experience had a lasting impact on my approach to client care. So, when I ran into Hope a few years ago at a DBT training, I knew that it was time for me to rejoin The Middle Path family.

The Middle Path doesn’t just provide an effective therapy. It is a practice that is focused on both the clients and the staff members. The Middle Path is a warm and supportive place to work. The positive culture directly influences the services that we provide and leads to quality mental health treatment. The Middle Path is my home and I invite you to join us.

Ashley Davis, LPC-MHSP, NCC, PhD