Ashley Beenken, t-LMHC

Insurance Accepted:
Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider

Office Hours:
Monday 10am-7pm
Tuesday 10am-7pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm
Friday 9am-1pm

*subject to availability*

Call for an appointment: (515) 727-1338

Office Location: Johnston, IA

Specialties: children, adolescents, individuals and couples, premarital, grief and loss, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma recovery

Telehealth: Telehealth Room Link

Ashley Beenken obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary, a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Denver Family Institute, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of South Dakota. She currently has a temporary License in Mental Health Counseling (tLMHC) and is working towards full licensure under supervision. Ashley has experience working in both agency and private practice settings where she has provided counseling services to children, families, individuals, and couples from a variety of backgrounds. Ashley is dedicated to providing a compassionate space for clients to experience hope and restoration in their lives and relationships.

Ashley is passionate about working with children (5+), adolescents, and their families who desire counseling services, as well as individuals and couples. Ashley is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities for helping clients and works collaboratively and creatively with clients in the counseling process. She primarily applies Family Systems perspectives in the treatment planning process to address concerns, combined with experiential and attachment-based interventions. Ashley is also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, which is an evidenced-based assessment tool for pre-marital counseling and couples counseling and is available to utilize this tool with couples who choose this. Through her seminary training, Ashley is well-equipped to provide professional counseling from an integrated Christian perspective to those who desire that emphasis.

Clinical areas of focus include

· Adjustment and personal growth

· Relational issues

· Marriage and family concerns

· Childhood behavior concerns

· Premarital counseling

· Grief and loss

· Anxiety and mood disorders

· Trauma recovery

· Spiritual growth


Therapist’s Statement

My desire is for people to experience joy in their lives and relationships and find healing and courage to live their lives fully in connection with others. I believe that therapy is one tool that can help people experience the positive changes they desire. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and understanding environment for you to identify your goals and to work collaboratively with you to achieve change and greater connection and satisfaction in your relationships. My hope is that therapy is a meaningful experience for you. It is a privilege to work with all of my clients, and I would be honored to walk alongside you as you pursue growth and change.

In my free time, I love being out in nature with my dog and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I also cherish time alone to curl up with a good book. A few of my simple joys are watercolor painting, cooking, and exploring the library.