Ashley Blake

(LCSW)

About Me

Life can be challenging, and there are times we need someone to help us work through those challenges. I take great fulfillment in being that someone. A licensed clinical social worker with 8 years providing counseling and psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and children, I help my clients tackle their obstacles, gain greater insight, and cultivate more joy. As your therapist, my top priority is providing you with a non-judgmental relationship in which you can experience and express your feelings.

Clients come to me for a variety of reasons, but I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma/PTSD, major life transitions, and relationship problems. I work hard to see the world through your eyes so that I can help you strengthen your voice and find coping skills that are uniquely yours. With an eclectic approach, I provide counseling that is grounded in relational and interpersonal theory, and I integrate behavioral and mindfulness techniques to help you feel better faster.

With a background in theater, I take a particular interest in working with artists. I also have experience in business and can understand the unique demands of the ever-increasing virtual connectivity required in those positions. My family also includes several educators, which has given me a deep respect for teachers.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 8

Licensing

LCSW #149016082 (Expires: 2019-11-30)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Ashley has helped me immensely. She took a situation that I've been struggling with and gave me a new point of view that suddenly made all the pieces of my problem fall into place. I'm feeling more optimistic about resolving said issue than I have in a very long time, thanks to her.

Written by J.O. on Nov 19, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Ashley has been making a difference in helping me cope during this very stressful time when my life is changing or unclear on many fronts. She has provided me with insights to situations ansd understanding of thought processes and vetting out assumptions I have placed on the situation.

Written by R.A. on Oct 24, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and eating

Ashley is extremely kind and caring. So professional. I give her the highest ratings available. I would absolutely recommend her for anyone seeking counseling. She helps me sort through my thoughts and gives me great insight.

Written by W.E. on Sep 19, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, and anger

It has been wonderful having Ashley's help. I am glad she is a part of my path to a better future.

Written by R.E. on Aug 23, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Ashley has been very welcoming since the first session. I can already see progress from talking with her. I look forward to having more sessions with her soon.

Written by S.A. on Jul 21, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 1 week depression, and self esteem

Ashley is an amazing and very professional counselor. I have been working with her for less than two weeks and things in my life are already moving in a good and promising direction. She comes up with good questions that make me think a lot about myself and my behavior. Slowly we are digging deeper and deeper and her counseling is a good mix of practical tips on what to do to have immediate relief and more conceptual things and analysis. Ashley does not judge and is very understanding, at the same time she always remains professional. At the beginning we decided on how to communicate, which is very good for me, since I am a bit afraid of live sessions. She does not struggle with my (not so good) English. Having her as a counselor has helped me already very much.

Written by L.A. on Jul 16, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

My first 2 sessions were very rewarding, Ashley asks the right questions and I get to think differently about my issues. She's supportive and caring without excessive pressure!

Written by A.K. on Jun 24, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, self esteem, anger, and career

Ashley is... Supportive. Understands the inner you. Experienced. Punctual.

Written by A.L. on Jun 12, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 4 weeks relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

Ashley has been very helpful in helping me manage my emotions by listening and providing useful tips I can apply.