Ansley is a Social Worker from Seattle, Washington who is passionate about helping people improve and strengthen their mental health needs. She received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education (Severe Disabilities) at Boston University and began her career working as a Special Education Teacher. Here she realized the need for more support for families with special needs children. She transitioned into working for the Army’s Exceptional Family Member Program providing supportive services and facilitating support groups for Soldiers’ families with special needs. Ansley received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of New England and has an Associates Social Work License in the state of Washington. She recently worked as a social worker for the VA Puget Sound Hospital helping homeless Veterans with short-term counseling, referral, and assessment.
Ansley provides individual, couples and family counseling. She also facilitates support groups. Ansley uses an integrative and strengths-based counseling approach with clients. She also believes in practicing cultural humility, and using a person-in- environment perspective. She believes in the resiliency of people and helps to empower her clients by realizing their own strengths. The counseling relationship is paramount in Ansley’s work. She creates a strong rapport with clients through mutual respect, compassion, and empathy in order to grow together towards desired outcomes. She encourages a collaborative process with her clients while creating a safe space for sharing and reflection.
Advocacy is also important in her work. She has experience advocating for the rights of her clients in schools, housing, and access to supportive services. Furthermore, she can help in the implementation/planning of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) in conjunction with schools/organizations. Home visits to assist with implementation of educational goals and behavioral goals are also a service she can provide.
Ansley will meet you where you are now and together embark on a journey of empowerment and growth.
Areas of Focus
- Families with a special needs child(ren)
- Neurodivergent/Autism Spectrum
- Chronic Illness
- Executive functioning and learning difficulties
- Anxiety symptoms
- Depressive symptom
- Grief and loss
- Stress/Burn Out
- Adjustment & transition
- Substance use
The fee for individual counseling is €110 for each 50 minute session. Couples sessions and Family sessions are 90 minutes for €185. In cases of financial difficulties, sliding scale fees can be arranged. Ansley’s office hours are Mondays from 11-20:00 and Tuesdays from 11-20:00. Online sessions are available Thursdays by appointment.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.