About Us:
Ashford Counseling and Consultation, LLC provides flexible, affordable, trauma-informed mental health counseling services for children, youth, families, and adults. We also provide mental health consultation and expertise to organizations that serve people with mental health needs.

Our Dual Mission:
To provide compassionate, therapeutic mental health services in order to improve the quality of life for our clients, and to provide professional mental health services to assist organizations that serve our community.

Our office- Our clinical office is located 4 minutes northeast of Gonzaga University, in Suite 201 at 1521 E. Illinois Ave. Turner Mansion is a stately, restored Spokane landmark that is listed on the National Registry of Historical Buildings. The iconic structure is home to approximately a dozen wellness-oriented services and other small businesses. Free street-side parking is available. Public transportation is a 3-minute walk away.


Our practice- Our style of practice is grounded in the school known as “Eclecticism”, which is to say that it borrows techniques and methods from many schools and systems of psychotherapy, such as Cognitive, Behavioral, Humanistic, Holistic, Psychodynamic, Rational-Emotive, Adlerian, Rogerian, etc. We believe all these philosophical schools draw from fundamental and inter-related principles of human resiliency . Wellness is not simply the absence of symptoms, but the presence of meaning, hope, and satisfaction in life, and of reaching one’s potential.


Randy R Ashford, MS, LMHC- is licensed in the state of Washington. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a Master of Science degree in Community Mental Health from Southern New Hampshire University. Randy’s training includes a number of certificates and specialized training in areas such as early childhood mental health consultation, reflective practices supervision, cross-cultural counseling and traditional indigenous cultures, provision of mental health services in home-based, school, and clinical settings, along with a versatile range of technical and administrative skills.

Biography- Randy spent most of his youth in Minnesota before moving to Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated High School. At age 21, he moved to Alaska to experience the adventures he’d read about in Jack London novels. There, he first found work in a cannery, then moved onto a series of stints as carpenter, fisherman, ironworker, warehouseman, cabinetmaker, small business owner, and others before moving into the oilfield. He eventually retired after working 15 years in various locations and countries, and returned to college in 2004 to pursue higher education, where his counseling career first began with a posting as an assistant in his campus career center. It was during this time, on an undergraduate fast-track, he realized that helping others through counseling “clicked” for him. Before leaving Alaska, Randy worked at the Alaska Child Trauma Center in a program funded by the Department of Justice, providing therapeutic services to families of Alaska Native and American Indian children exposed to intimate partner violence. After a family member became diagnosed with a serious mental illness, and affordable services could not be locally sourced, Randy moved with his family to the lower 48 states and settled in Spokane. There, he decided to begin a private practice. Randy is both the Director and owner of Ashford Counseling and Consultation, offering a variety of clinical and consultative services to a diverse clientele.


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1521 E. Illinois Ave. Ste. 201
Spokane, WA 99207

(509) 270-4173

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