Ashley Ashton, Therapist in Washington — Zencare
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Ashley Ashton

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Washington, Indiana Accepting Online

I am flexible with my hours and will work with you to find a day and time that works best for you.

Updated August 9, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction & abuse
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Mood disorders
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Ashley Ashton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the Midwest. Ashley welcomes individuals 18+ into both individual and group tele-therapy sessions to create change in their lives. Many of Ashley’s clients bring a history of childhood trauma that has shaped the way clients navigate themselves, relationships, and the world. Ashley is sensitive to clients’ experiences and engages them as experts of their own life.

Ashley practices from a strengths-based and person-centered approach. Her sessions are rooted in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, both evidenced-based practices that focus on how one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. Therapy sessions with Ashley integrate both insight oriented and skills-based techniques to increase client awareness of this connection.

As a trauma-informed clinician, Ashley is cognizant to the influence past experiences have on present challenges and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative in a way that empowers them. Together, Ashley and her clients work to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of mindfulness to aid in developing responses versus reactions in their day-to-day interactions.


Message to clients

HI! I’m Ashley, a heterosexual cis-female who identifies as Caucasian. I use she | her pronouns. I currently live in the Midwest, but my heart belongs to Washington. I love plants, hiking, travel, and dogs.

Therapy can feel so overwhelming at times. My goal is to make therapy interactive and something you WANT to come to every week [or 2x/week or month, your call], but also a place where you feel safe and comfortable to just be yourself and be vulnerable. Therapy isn’t a race, it’s more like a hike up Mt. Rainier. There are going to be hard sessions, sessions where you can take a break and recharge and sessions where you feel proud and accomplished. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to look back and see all the progress you’ve made and how much closer you are to the end goal [Summiting Mt. Rainier]. And the best part, you won’t be alone. I will be right next to you encouraging you to challenge yourself and highlighting how far you have come.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ashley Ashton is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am - 5pm
  • Tue 6am - 5pm
  • Wed 6am - 5pm
  • Thu 6am - 5pm
  • Fri 6am - 12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Indiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 2pm
  • Tue 9am - 2pm
  • Wed 9am - 2pm
  • Thu 9am - 2pm
  • Fri 9am - 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Ashton Therapeutics PLLC, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 2022 - Present
Therapeutic Health Services, Licensed Social Worker Associate: Program Manager, 2018 - 2021
Family Health Services, Housing Case Manager, 2013 - 2015
Stone Belt, House Manager, 2009 - 2013

Indiana University - Indianapolis, Master of Social Work, 2013
Indiana University - Bloomington, Bachelor of Social Work, 2012


Licensure

Washington: LW61061507

Indiana: 34009698A


Languages

English