Ashley Coker-Cranney

Ashley is an adjunct instructor at West Virginia University, teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework on a wide range of topics related to sport, exercise, and performance psychology. She is also a psychotherapist for Whole Brain Solutions, LLC. in Morgantown, WV where she sees clients for a range of clinical and applied psychology services. Dr. Cranney received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Physical Education from the University of Idaho, her master’s degree in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport from the University of Utah, her master’s degree in Counseling as well as her doctoral degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University. Ashley is an active certified mental performance consultant, working with athletes, exercisers, military veterans/servicemembers, SWAT/police officers and performers from a wide range of backgrounds. Originally trained in cognitive behavioral therapy bases of sport psychology, Ashley has expanded her training to approach her clients from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach. Her goal with her clients is to help them change their relationship with success, failure, fear, and change by working with them to expand their willingness to accept things as they are and commit to doing what matters. Growing up, Ashley was a studio dancer and dance team member from elementary school through college. When her dance career came to a close following a series of injuries, Ashley became the Spirit Squad Coordinator (coach) for the University of Idaho dance and cheer teams until she pursued her graduate education. These days, when she is not teaching, researching, or working with clients, Ashley spends her time with her husband and three young children exploring wild and wonderful West Virginia.