My passion is empowering individuals to actively pursue change to live more satisfying lives.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Substance use
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and graduated from Missouri State University in 2017 with my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. I have a state credential for substance use; Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (CRAADC) and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I spent the past four years counseling in a substance use/mental health treatment program.

I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing approaches to therapy. However, I also believe in adapting the therapeutic techniques to meet the needs, strengths, and goals of each client; and will incorporate other modalities to best match each individual. Sessions will involve us working together to help you gain insight into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; and learn healthy coping skills. We will match the pace of therapy to where you are and what changes you feel ready to conquer. 

Email: info@touchstonehelping.com
Phone: 417-581-6911 (office)
Fax: 417-581-6901 (office)
Self Pay Rate: $110.00
Low-cost self-pay options are available for those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact our front office for details. 

Ashley Watson, LPC


A discreet healing environment