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Ashley Barnas, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

     Specializations:

  • Substance Use

  • Eating Disorders

  • Mood disorders

  • Self-Esteem

To request an appointment with Ashley Barnas, click here. 

Credentials & Experience:

  • Master of Arts in Social Work

  • Registred Clinical Social Work Intern

Client Focus:

Ashley sees clients aged 13 and above, providing a compassionate and supportive environment for both adolescents and adults.

Specializations: 

  • Eating Disorders: Ashley has a deep understanding of eating disorders and their impact on individuals' lives. She helps clients develop a healthy relationship with food

and body image.

 

  • Anxiety: Ashley supports clients with various anxiety disorders, helping them develop effective coping strategies and reduce anxious thoughts and behaviors.

 

  • Depression: With a client-centered approach, Ashley helps individuals navigate the challenges of depression, providing a safe space for healing and growth.

 

  • Self-Esteem: Ashley works with clients to enhance self-esteem and develop a positive self-image, empowering them to overcome self-doubt and cultivate self-acceptance.

 

  • Addiction: Ashley assists individuals in recovery from addiction, guiding them on their journey towards sobriety, relapse prevention, and building a fulfilling life.

 

  • Mood Disorders: Ashley helps clients with mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, to manage symptoms, develop emotional regulation skills, and improve overall well-being.

 

Modalities:

Ashley utilizes an integrative approach, drawing from various evidence-based modalities to tailor treatment to each client's unique needs. Her modalities include:

 

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Ashley employs CBT techniques to help clients identify and modify negative thought patterns, promoting positive behavioral changes.

 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Ashley utilizes DBT skills to assist clients in managing intense emotions, improving interpersonal relationships, and practicing mindfulness.

 

  • Psychodynamic Therapy: Ashley employs psychodynamic techniques to explore underlying unconscious processes, helping clients gain insight into their experiences and relationships.

 

  • Mindfulness: Ashley incorporates mindfulness practices to increase self-awareness, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being.

 

  •  Exposure Therapy: Ashley utilizes exposure therapy to support clients in confronting and overcoming fears and anxieties in a safe and controlled manner.

 

  • Anger Management: Ashley helps clients develop healthier ways of expressing and managing anger, fostering improved communication and relationship skills.

 

Ashley Barnas, MSW, is dedicated to helping individuals overcome their challenges and achieve their personal goals. With her expertise and versatile approach, she strives to empower clients on their journey towards healing and personal growth.

 

 

To request an appointment, click here. 

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