“My philosophy of the art of healing is influenced by schools of both Eastern and Western thought. It is here, in between the lines, just as in between the black and the white rules of life, where one can find truth(s). I draw from a diverse set of skills and theoretical orientations including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, feminist, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I believe individuals are just that, individuals. As such I work collaboratively with my clients so that together, we can develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs and goals.”
Ms. Ajara E. Ledford attended Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts where she obtained Bachelor’s of Arts in French and Africana studies. Upon graduation she lived and worked in the area for ten years as counselor and advocate for homeless persons. Later, she moved to North Carolina where she gained experience working with adolescents suffering from various psychiatric illnesses and preformed research in the area of eating disorders. In 2010, Ms. Ledford relocated to San Marcos, Texas to pursue her Masters degree in Clinical Health Psychology. Her thesis and clinical research focused on mindfulness, women’s health, eating disorders, and multicultural issues.
As a part her clinical training, Ms. Ledford completed a yearlong internship at Restore FX, a functional restoration chronic pain clinic, in Austin, Texas. Upon graduation she continued her work with Restore RX where she is a behavioral health specialist and provides individual psychotherapy, mindfulness instruction, and nutrition counseling.
Ms. Ledford has completed Levels One and Two training in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT). She has extensive experience working with couples using this approach and is passionate about helping couples improve their relationship and thrive as partners.
Areas of experience:
Couples therapy using attachment and interpersonal neurobiology (PACT)
Eating disorders & troublesome eating habits
Issues of power and privilege
Gender and sexual identity
Suicide and self-harm behaviors
Ms. Ledford is passionate about equality of experience, emotion, and everyday living.