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Ashley Hayes, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I have seven years of experience in clinical social work, primarily assisting clients with adjustment to challenging transitions in life. Much of my experience has been with clients who are living with serious illnesses, facing difficult decisions, learning how to manage anxiety and depression, and/or coping with grief and loss.

Personally, I am a recent cancer survivor and work in an oncology clinic. My experience in both of these roles has reinforced my belief in a whole health approach to treatment. The mind and body are inextricably connected and both must be given attention and cared for to maintain balance.

My therapeutic approach is client centered, strengths based, and solution focused. I help clients set reasonable expectations to meet their personally identified goals. I value the therapeutic relationship and strive for my clients to not only feel heard by me, but to hear themselves clearly as well. Sometimes hearing ourselves is very difficult with the chatter of the stress and worry in our minds. I work to help clients gain clarity in their thoughts and alter less functional patterns of thinking, primarily drawing from mindfulness practice, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information


MA LICSW 124866


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ashley Hayes. 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 an incredible therapist. Always attentive and providing resources whenever I needed it. Really sad that I had to move and switch therapists!

Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Ashley for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes