Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes is a licensed clinical social worker and qualified clinical director. Ashlyn has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient community based mental health, inpatient/admission psychiatric hospital, substance abuse/DUI, dialysis/medical, and in home/office outpatient therapy.
Ashlyn specializes in adults and couples, with a range of concerns from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, chronic illness, and relationship issues with a focus on improving communication, self-esteem, and self-confidence. She is certified by Postpartum International for specialized care of perinatal mood disorders (postpartum depression). Ashlyn is also certified to complete pre-surgical mental health clearance for bariatric surgery, as well as counseling before and after bariatric surgery for individuals and couples.
Ashlyn’s therapeutic orientation is cognitive behavioral, collaborative, client- centered and self-empowering. Ashlyn’s strengths lie in her unique ability to connect with people by the use of empathy, acceptance, and understanding, through active listening and genuine care for her clients.