About Ashton Lofgreen, PhD and her independently owned and operated private practice:
Ashton Lofgreen, PhD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist; she received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. She completed her internship training at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and her postdoctoral training at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. In addition to her practice at HLCC, she is currently a faculty member at Rush University Medical Center where she works with U.S. Military Veterans and their families, who are overcoming the impact of combat stress and Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Dr. Lofgreen specializes in work with adult survivors of relational trauma, such as childhood abuse, interpersonal violence, sexual trauma, complicated bereavement, and experiences of prejudice and discrimination. Dr. Lofgreen is also a trained childbirth doula, which enhances her ability to provide psychotherapy support for issues related to traumatic childbirth, bereavement of miscarriage or stillbirth, postpartum depression and anxiety, and difficulties related to past interpersonal trauma that may arise during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. Dr. Lofgreen integrates a mind-body perspective in trauma recovery, with an appreciation for the long-term imprint that relational trauma leaves in the nervous system.
Therapy is most beneficial when the approach is adapted to the unique strengths, preferences, and cultural background of the client. Therefore, Dr. Lofgreen remains as flexible as she can in response to her clients. She views therapeutic work through the lens of “relational-cultural theory,” which proposes that humans are healthiest when in authentic connection to others and reach full potential through mutual engagement in “growth-fostering relationships.” Dr. Lofgreen strives to foster a therapeutic relationship that allows clients to recognize vital inner resources and connect with their sense of purpose and community. Dr. Lofgreen also frequently draws from principles of cognitive-behavioral theory—particularly when collaborating with clients to navigate challenges and achieve goals. She is experienced in evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Dr. Lofgreen works with adults, older adults, and adolescents.
Dr. Lofgreen’s work on sexual consent has been featured in both local and national media outlets.
It’s important for you to feel comfortable with your therapist. Please call Dr. Lofgreen for a free 30-minute phone consultation (773 – 831 – 5700) to determine if the services she provides seem like the right fit for you.
She accepts private pay clients and is currently in network with BCBS – PPO.