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

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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

LCSW #2017015304 (Expires: 2018-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Jun 12, 2018 after counseling with Ashley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

Ashley has been respectful, understanding, empathetic, and incredibly helpful to me. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling with issues in their lives.

Written by R.O. on Mar 30, 2018 after counseling with Ashley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Working with Ashley has been great. She's helping me get my life back on the right path, and even with the few missteps I've made, she's stuck with me and has helped get me over the rough spots. I think I'm in a much better place now than I was when we started, thanks to her.

Written by S.C. on Jan 22, 2018 after counseling with Ashley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and intimacy-related

Ashley is a caring and very competent counselor. I feel that she is very patient, understands my problems and then offers honest feedback, advice and solutions for me. I feel that she has compassion for those she is counseling. I highly recommend her.

Written by K.A. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Ashley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Ashley is very easy to talk to and asks the right questions. She is genuine and open about solutions to issues and problems. If I could see her in person, that would be ideal! But my experience with her primarily via Phone has been very helpful. I would highly recommend Ashley.

Written by A.L. on Dec 26, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 7 months on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

Ashley is empathetic and right-on in her suggestions that have helped me grow in the months we've been working together.

Written by J.O. on Nov 19, 2017 after counseling with Ashley for 2 months on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, self esteem, anger, and career

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