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Ashley Barnas, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

(she, her)

I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment that allows for individuals to grow and heal. I have experience working with individuals struggling with substance use, eating disorders, self-esteem, anger, anxiety, and depression. I have a great understanding that individuals and their experiences are unique and each requires a different approach.

I utilize a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), strengths-based, exposure therapy, anger management, communication, mindfulness, and meditation.

I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Indiana and am currently working toward my LCSW licensure.

Specializations:

Credentials & Experience:

  • Substance Use

  • Eating Disorders

  • Mood disorders

  • Self-Esteem

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Master of Arts in Social Work

  • Registred Clinical Social Work Intern

Ashley sees clients aged 13 and above

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.

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