Ashley Fisher, LMSW

Staff Licensed Master Social Worker

“Before every session, I take a moment to remember my humanity. There is no experience that this man has that I cannot share with him, no fear that I cannot understand, no suffering that I cannot care about, because I too am human. No matter how deep his wound, he does not need to be ashamed in front of me. I too am vulnerable. And because of this, I am enough. Whatever his story, he no longer needs to be alone with it. This is what will allow his healing to begin.” — Carl Rogers

Specialty
LGBTQ+
EMDR
Talk Therapy
Years of Experience
11
Locations
Pennsylvania
Education

• Juniata College, BSW

• Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, MSW

Languages
English

Ashley Fisher is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years of experience as a therapist. She graduated from Juniata College with her Bachelor’s of Social Work (BSW) in 2011 and received her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) in 2015 from Shippensburg University. Ashley has had the opportunity to practice in various settings
throughout her career with clients of all ages, in both mental health and/or substance abuse outpatient and inpatient settings.

Ashley is a warm, genuine, accepting, and empathetic therapist. She provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment to collaborate with clients in reaching their goals. Ashley uses a person-centered and strengths-based lens integrated with a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Comprehensive Behavioral Therapy (ComB), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and Trauma-focused.

Ashley prides herself on being an LGBTQ+ affirming, a gender-affirming, and a neurodiversity-affirming therapist. She has extensive experience working with clients that have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. Ashley has a passion for working with clients that have a history of substance abuse problems or have a loved one that has a substance abuse problem. She has specialized training through the TLC Foundation to treat individuals that struggle with body-focused repetitive behaviors such as hair-pulling or skin-picking. Ashley also specializes in providing individual therapy to clients that have potential concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, autism, ADHD, OCD, life transitions, family issues, medical/health issues, and more. She also enjoys working with the elderly population.

Ashley will begin therapy with each individual starting where they are at in life. She believes that each individual is the expert of their own life and she will help each individual identify and develop their own goals for treatment. Ashley believes that it is important for the client and therapist to build a therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect and trust.

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