Our Philosophy

Our mission is to help individuals and families who have been impacted by trauma or adversity recover from their psychological wounds, regain control of their lives and re-establish a sense of safety and security in life.

Our vision is for our clients to comfortably experience our unique approach to healing the mind, body, and soul. Our clients will recover from their mental trauma through our cutting-edge psychotherapy treatment options which include the use of innovative technology and modern psychotherapy techniques.

Our core values are: passion, respect, trust.

Our passion is to strengthen and heal individuals, marriages, and families. We are passionate about strengthening and healing individuals, marriages, and families. We are passionate about learning new innovative treatments that can speed up the healing process. We are passionate about building lasting relationships with our clients and with our community. We are passionate about serving our clients with optimism and a positive attitude.  

We respect an individual’s beliefs and life choices. We respect our client’s time.  We respect diversity and embrace it as an essential component leading to understanding our client’s needs. 

Trust is the basic building block of a relationship. Trust is built with integrity. Our clients can trust that they are receiving the absolute best treatment available for their individual situation. They can trust that we will deliver excellent transparent service. They can trust that we will give all our effort to everyone, every time. 

Our Story

Matt Armstrong, LCMFT & owner, had a vision. He wanted to heal the world, one family at a time. His faith and firm belief in the potential of the family and how powerful the impact of strong families is to society led him to what is now Armstrong Family Counseling.

His determination to understand mental pain and how to heal it brought him to a defining conclusion: trauma is the root of psychological anguish.

This team of proficient therapists that are each a brilliant piece of the "heal the world" equation by focusing on healing trauma while addressing other mental afflictions--depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD.

With modern technology, an in-depth understanding of the mind, and a passionate team of therapists, Armstrong Family Counseling is on a mission to heal the world, one family at a time.

Meet the Team

Meet the experts who define the Armstrong Family Counseling client experience. Each person has a unique combination of training, expertise, and insight that allows them to connect with clients on a deep and personal level. We also have a team working behind the scenes to ensure you have a 5-star experience with Armstrong Family Counseling.

 

Matt Armstrong

M.A., LCMFT

Owner & Clinical Director

Marriage & Trauma Expert

Matt is a marriage and family therapist and trauma expert. His unique approach involves seeking to understand his client’s needs, and he uses modern psychotherapeutic treatments such as neurofeedback to heal his clients.

His vision is to help individuals and families who have been impacted by trauma or adversity and to help them recover and re-establish a sense of security in their lives.

"My passion is families, the building block upon which society is built."

 

Ashley

Ashley Cook

LMFT

Ashley is a marriage and family therapist. She is trained to work from a systemic perspective, recognizing that there are many pieces that contribute to creating the presenting problems.  She utilizes a trauma-informed approach when working with client systems.  Her primary approaches to practicing therapy are Narrative, CBT, EFT, and SFT.  She also incorporates attachment and inter-generational awareness into each system.

Ashley has an extended history in working with children and recognizes the role that trauma plays in their developing minds.  She has completed the Heartland Play Therapy Certification Program and would like to pursue adding RPT to her name in the future.  Her ststemic training allows her to work with couples, individuals, children, and family systems.

"It is truly amazing when a client discovers their strength within.  I feel incredibly lucky to play just a small role in witnessing such discoveries.  I learn something new from every client I work with and I treasure each lesson.  In a scary world, I feel so fortunate to bear witness to such magical experiences."

Angela Lake

MA, LPC, NCC

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Specialist,

Trauma, Parenting, & Relationship Specialist

Angela has 18 years in mental health experience which has included teaching teens social norms and positive coping skills, serving victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault, and working for an agency that provided child protective services, foster care, and adoption.

She helps clients break through what stops them from being more of who they are by breaking down barriers and working through trauma from the past to accomplish what they want in life, helping them discover who they are and what they want to help them achieve personal growth and success, and helping them feel accepted and experience joy.

Gabe Fry

M.A., LPC

Specialty: Anxiety, Depression, & Marriage

Gabe Fry, LPC, is an anxiety expert and Christian counselor. His expertise helps clients to manage their stress, develop a healthier self-image, and reignite the attraction in their relationships.

His unique approach involves creative problem solving, teaching coping techniques such as mindfulness, breathing exercises, and other stress-reducing activities.

Gabe also is experienced in treating those dealing with Gender Dysphoria.

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Alexandra Murray

M.A., LPC

Alexandra is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma. She is passionate about helping every client develop more awareness of their emotions and thought processes, learn the skills necessary for them to cope with life’s difficulties, and find hope and healing for their lives. Alexandra’s primary therapeutic approaches include CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and family systems therapy.

Alexandra holds a Certificate in Play Therapy from Mid-America Nazarene University. She is passionate about meeting children on their level, helping them process trauma through play. Alexandra also specializes in working with adolescents with identity development, depression, anxiety, body image, relationship issues, and self-esteem.

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