Ashley King

M.S.Ed., Ed.M., LPC

My Story

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, I spent 12 years in Quaker School where my reverence for cultivating an inner life first took shape. I then ventured to Goucher College to study English and Writing. Forever fascinated by our collective human experience, I have been driven by a desire to dive deep into the human heart and psyche for as along as I can remember. In 2001 I earned my M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to teach high school English before receiving my Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in 2009.

Since then, I have worked with countless individual clients, couples, and groups as a therapist, coach, teacher, and healer. Alongside my formal academic education I have studied yoga, reiki, mindfulness meditation, orgasmic meditation, tantra, shamanism, somatics, circling, and energy medicine. I am fond of saying that I come from the “non-guru” lineage. My deepest and most transformative learning experiences have occurred quietly in the trenches, under the tutelage of profoundly ordinary (and at the same time extraordinary) human beings. In particular, I am indebted to a beloved longtime mentor for her fierce love, tireless wisdom, and unconditional support. It has been largely through thousands of hours of direct transmission and presence that I have cultivated the craft that I now call Psychoalchemy.

Included in the resume of teachers with whom I have studied are Esther Perel, Nicole Daedone, Cheryl Strayed, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, Kelly Morris, Ashley Turner, Adyashanti, Terry Real, Isis Phoenix, Nerissa Nields, and Mark Matousek. I am also a graduate of the Conquering Lion Yoga Teacher Training Program, the OneTaste Coaching and Leadership Program, and the Hakomi Two Year Comprehensive Training in Mindful, Somatic Psychotherapy.

My Practice

I have a boutique Psychotherapy and Wellness practice based in Center City, Philadelphia where I selectively take on clients who are committed to conscious change and transformation. If you are interested in any of the services I offer ranging from Psychotherapy to Intuitive Energy Healing, please contact me for availability and additional information. Services are available both in person and via phone/video chat.

My Mission

We are all vibrant tapestries of exquisitely disparate parts living side-by-side. At the heart of my work lies a mad love of paradox; it is inherent in all things. One of the most formidable tasks as a human being is finding peace in this paradox. It is my personal mission and practice to work this truth and to help others do the same. Therein lies the alchemy, the harmonious melding of opposing forces. May we all find meaning in the mix.