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Ashley Coker-Cranney

Faculty Associate

Faculty Associate

Dr. Ashley Coker-Cranney is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) and Provisionally Licensed Counselor in the state of West Virginia. Ashley was a collegiate coach at her alma mater, the University of Idaho, where she received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S.P.E. in Physical Education, prior to pursuing her graduate education at the University of Utah where she received her M.S. in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport. Ashley then moved to Morgantown, WV with her husband to earn her M.A. in Community Counseling and her PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology.  

Dr. Cranney adjunct teaches courses for the WVU Sport and Exercise Psychology, Athletic Coaching Education, and Counseling departments, as needed. Ashley is the owner of MindRight Performance Consulting, LLC, where she works with athletes and other performers to enhance performances and life satisfaction. She is also a therapist at Whole Brain Solutions, LLC, where she uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients with a range of mental health challenges including anxiety-based disorders such as adjustment disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders, depression-based disorders, and attention-based disorders. Ashley’s clients include youth athletes through college students and athletes to other adult populations. Recently, Ashley published a book on mindset training for dancers, entitled Every Count Matters, with her dear friend and colleague to bring more awareness of the benefits of mindset training in the dance culture, as well as readers from various backgrounds seeking greater fulfillment in their lives and performances. When she isn’t working, Ashley enjoys spending time in wild, wonderful West Virginia with her husband and three children.