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Ashley Dortch, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Career difficulties Depression Coaching
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am dedicated to helping my clients build bridges to a healthier, happier life. Are you going through a big change? Life calls us into constant change. Whether planned and joyful or unexpected and grief filled: changes in relationships; parenting; or career - they take their toll on each of us. Healing through grieving, stretching, adjusting, and growing can be blocked when you feel overwhelming emotions, when you are fearful and avoidant of what is to come, and when you simply don't know how to move ahead. I listen to, support, and teach my clients to help reduce anxiety, depression, and stress that comes with life transitions.
I specialize in helping individuals make changes in the way they work, resolve difficult issues, take action and move forward with their plans. Maybe you feel you have reached a glass ceiling and want to move your personal and professional life forward, yet you don't or can't find the time and space to work ON rather than IN your business.
I will work with you to process the changes, to cope when the hard times are upon you, and to learn skills to improve the daily choices that you make I know that the decision to begin therapy. To admit that you're not sure what comes next in your life, to imagine yourself in a better place takes courage, and I consider it an honor to help.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

License information

MA LICSW 125275

TN LCSW 7255


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ashley Dortch. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ashley was immensely helpful in getting me out of a hard place. My lack of focus and motivation stemming from career anxiety were putting me at an all-time low, and she was able to encourage me and challenge me to take the steps I needed to move past it. I've learned lots of little tips and tricks from her to help myself improve as well. I would highly recommend Ashley to anyone in a similar situation.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Ashley has been wonderful in teaching me coping skills with what I’m struggling with.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ashley is responsive an proactive wich really helps me in ny particular areas of therapy. I would recommend this method of therapy because of my experience with Ashley.

Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I wish she had been the first therapist not the second. I would have gotten so much farther this summer.

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Ashley does an amazing job of listening and giving valuable feedback. She is kind and fun to talk to about any topic.

Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 4 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Ashley is an extremely professional, patient and attentive therapist.

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties