Ashley  Danenhower
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Ashley Danenhower


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Connecticut Accepting Online
Woodstock, Pomfret Accepting In-person
Updated March 3, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Attachment issues
  • Aging related concerns
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Ashley Danenhower is a Licensed Mater Social Worker based in Woodstock, CT currently, who works with individuals across the lifespan, with a focus on individuals within their environment. Many of her clients have found great success within their careers but struggle to feel connected in their relationships or at peace in their daily lives. Ashley is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of transition, like a move to change careers, grief from parent loss, or a breakup, when the delicate balance can seem to tremble, and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can emerge.

Ashley’s approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change. Ashley utilizes her certification in equine-assisted psychotherapy to help her client’s see how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected.

Ashley is focused on ensuring that her clients see authentic progress: her style is interactive, experiential, non-judgmental, and positions clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go. A trauma-informed therapist, Ashley is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on present challenges, and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and compassion.

Ashley’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As a seasoned telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar.

Message to clients

At times we can find it hard to express how we feel, or even locate the emotions we are feeling. If you want to be able to come to a place where you can feel able to just express yourself, without feeling judged, and without feeling like you must follow someone else’s agenda, I can provide a safe space to be honest and feel a better sense of well being. Whether you have a specific goal, or feel like you don't know where to start, that's okay, talking can help you get there.

As a Therapist, I will provide you a safe space in which to reconnect with yourself, see your strengths, process experiences so that you are better equipped to navigate life's stresses. I have experience with incorporating different theoretical foundations that will help facilitate your personal growth. I value where you are in your life, and how events have effected you throughout your life. It’s important to me that you feel reconnected with the important parts of yourself that may have been lost in the shuffle.

I believe that offering you space to explore, and talk while offering you the warmth and comfort, and self disclosure, that you will become empowered to look at your challenges in a healthy way. This safety allows you to adjust your kaleidoscope's perspective. This clarity will help motivate you to create the shift that you need in order to see your strengths and increase opportunities within your life, for emotional freedom.


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ashley Danenhower 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: $120 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $25 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Equine Assisted Services- Individual: $200 (60min)
  • Equine Assisted Services - Family: $220 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Due to my increased overhead with the facility usage and equines, equine - assisted services have a higher cost. Sliding scale services do not include equine assisted services. To secure an appointment for the Equine Assisted Services, a deposit must be made. These services are Self Pay, Out of Pocket Payments which can be made via Mastercard, Discover, Visa through Ivy Pay.


Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 8pm
  • Tue 1pm - 7pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9am - 8pm
  • Fri 9am- 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Woodstock practice
7 Beeches Lane Suite, Second Floor, Suite 6, Woodstock, Connecticut 06281
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-8pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10am-1pm
  • Fri 9am- 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Pomfret practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

An Inner Lens, LLC, Lead Therapist, LMSW, 2019 - Present
Counseling Professionals, Therapist, LMSW and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist, 2020 - 2021
Behavioral Health Center, MSW, Clinical Social Work Therapist, 2019 - 2020
The Listening Horse, NM, Mental Health Professional for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy , 2014 - 2019
San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group, Practicum Intern , 2018 - 2018
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Officer- Speciality: De-escalation , 2008 - 2015
Veterans Administration, various locations, Creative Arts Therapist, intern and employed, 1998 - 2003
UCLA Loovas Treatment for Autism, Lead ABA Therapist, 1997 - 1998

Trauma Informed Stabilization Association, In Progress, 2022
The Gottman Method, In Progress, 2022
University of South Carolina, Certificate Specialization of Psychopathology, 2021
University of South Carolina, Certificate in Ethical Social Work , 2020
New Mexico Highlands University, MSW, concentration in Clinical Social Work, 2019
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Inducted Member in 2019, 2019
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, Certified Mental Health Professional for Equine Assisted Services, 2018
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM, Conversational American Sign Language Certificate, 2017
Deaf Community Sociology and Psychology, Special Interest Certificate, 2017
Lesley University, Cambridge MA, Bachelors of Science in Art Therapy, 2001


Connecticut: 5969