Ashley O'Dell (they/she)

LCSW
Accepting Clients

I am a therapist and artist dedicated to providing affirmative care and person-centered therapy.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wellesley, MA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I have a passion for working with folx who are healing from trauma; suicide loss survivors; artists and creatives; and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

My Background and Approach

My work is rooted in trauma-informed practice and aims to foster mental well-being by way of the body. In this approach, informed by somatic therapy, I strive to highlight and honor the ways in which our emotions and actions work to keep us safe, with the acknowledgment that they may not be as effective as they once were in connecting us to who and what we care about. I work to bring humility and curiosity to the therapeutic relationship, prioritize collaboration, and have a deep respect for those who show up and do the work of therapy; without shying away from humor and celebrating joy together. I earned my master's in social work from Simmons University in 2021, after training in the Dual-Diagnosis Partial Hospital Program at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and the Counseling and Wellness Center at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Prior to social work, I trained as a fine artist, earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and worked as a professional photographer.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

For folx who have been harmed by systems and individuals perpetuating racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, I encourage the exploration of internalized oppression in our work, to begin healing the wounds caused by marginalization. In processing these lived experiences together, I also recognize the privileged identities I hold and advocate for community connection as well. Additionally, I am dedicated to supporting suicide loss survivors in my therapy practice and through my volunteer work on the Grief Support Services team at Samaritans.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 180/session

Info

617-993-6554 Email Ashley
1 Washington St
Suite 109
Wellesley, MA 02481

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