Hi there! I am so glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in providing trauma-informed care to children, adolescents, families, and adults whom have struggled with trauma and abuse, anxiety and depression, and a range of challenges experienced within interpersonal relationships. I have also worked with teens and young adults struggling with substance use issues along with co-occurring mental health diagnoses. I have used a range of therapies including play and sand therapy, expressive arts, yoga-based therapy, breath work, mindfulness, Crisis Intervention, TF-CBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and supportive counseling. I consider myself a relational therapist that places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic alliance. My goal is to create a safe and accepting space where you can be vulnerable, share your thoughts and feelings, and be unapologetically you in all of our sessions together. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming issues that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904010369
Ashley is compassionate, flexible and truly listens to me. She is this calm rock in my stormy life. She has helped me work through issues at work, improving stress management and addressing persistent grief. I am so thankful to have met her and had the opportunity to work with her.
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Ashley is great to work with, I appreciate her expertise and understanding.
Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Ashley for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and anger management