Ashton Maguire

M.Ed Candidate - Clinical Intern
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Meet Ashton

Ashton was born and raised in Atlanta, GA where she witnessed the debilitating effects of diet culture on mental health and development. As she became fully engaged in healing her own relationship with food and movement, Ashton began her career researching eating disorders. Ashton’s continued research interests include the intersection of trauma, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.  

Ashton graduated from Furman University in 2021, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her passion for mental health and eating disorders blossomed in her undergraduate career during which she interned at a variety of mental health facilities in the Greenville, SC area. She continues to pursue her passion for mental health and currently attends Vanderbilt University graduate school where she is earning her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.  

More About Ashton 

In Ashton’s role as clinical intern, she utilizes a client-centered approach to counseling with the goal of viewing the client as a partner in the counseling process. Ashton allows clients to have agency in their process resulting in the empowerment and embodiment necessary to get their individualized needs and goals met. Ashton also serves as the Renewed Outreach Coordinator where she educates those in the Nashville community about the impact of eating disorders and other co-occurring issues.  

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Entering into the therapeutic process allows a person to examine often dark or traumatic origins of maladaptive coping strategies and develop new patterns that will connect one to light and better quality of life.

Meal Support Services

Ashton will work in conjunction with the client’s dietitian to ensure meal plan compliance and discontinue problematic food behaviors and rituals.

Train with Mary

Working directly with Mary while also completing master’s level coursework in counseling, candidates will build the clinical skills necessary to work with a variety of clients.  

Individual Therapy

Entering into the therapeutic process allows a person to examine often dark or traumatic origins of maladaptive coping strategies and develop new patterns that will connect one to light and better quality of life.

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