Ashley Douthart is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as the Behavioral Health Manager at HealthFirst. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Colby-Sawyer College. She then went on to receive her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, while working full-time as a Socialization Coordinator for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ashley joined the Behavioral Health staff at HealthFirst as an intern in 2013 and then became a full-time employee after completing her Master’s Program in 2014. While she is credentialed and licensed to work with clients of all ages, she enjoys supporting children and adolescents, and helping those clients with substance abuse disorders find treatment and enter into recovery. Ashley is an active member of her community, serving on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Disaster Behavioral Response Team (DBHRT), and the Systems of Care and Project Aware Community Management Teams. She is also a Period of Purple Crying educator for the NH Children’s Trust. Ashley developed and launched a successful school based counseling program in both the Winnisquam and Franklin School Districts over the past 5 years and is passionate about helping those in the most need. Ashley is a mom of four young children, and enjoys spending time with family, Disney movies, Harry Potter, and Autumn!