Ashley Zarmanian has been a primary therapist at Caron Renaissance since 2013 after doing an internship at Caron while working on her master’s degree in professional counseling. She is trained in and has experience treating eating disorders and body image and is pursuing certification in those areas.
Her internship illustrated the critical importance of Caron Renaissance’s clinical philosophy, which has become her professional belief system. “Seeing the work that Caron does while interning here was a decisive factor in taking the therapist’s position. This is the best and most comprehensive treatment available.”
Ashley previously worked as a behavioral specialist in charge of elementary school students who were on the autism spectrum and with an ADD/ADHD diagnosis. She was in charge of parent/teacher liaisons, treatment planning, and instituting interventions to help students perform to the best of their abilities given their specific set of needs. That role taught her how to think outside of the box for treatment planning.
She also participated in practicum and internship experiences working as a behavioral technician for a drug and alcohol recovery center. During her time working as part of a mobile crisis team, she learned how to remain calm in a crisis, deal effectively with all kinds of people, and assess people for suicide risk.
Ashley has a master's degree in professional counseling from South University.