Ashley is a graduate of UMBC where she double majored in social work and Gender and Women’s Studies. She went on to complete a Master of Social Work degree with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with a clinical concentration. She also completed her Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies, and is continuing her education at Widener University with a Doctor in Philosophy in Education in Human Sexuality Studies. Her therapeutic style implements evidence based practice with an emphasis on a feminist approach; a person-centered therapy that highlights treatment goals rooted in cultural context and lived experience. Ashley believes in affirming her clients on their journey toward self-efficacy and self-actualization, as well as minimizing power dynamics within the therapeutic setting to foster connection, empowerment, and advocacy. Her areas of practice include working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, anger management, ADHD, relationship challenges, grief/loss and self-esteem issues. Additionally, she has experience with queer identities, sexual dysfunction, and relationship exploration. She focuses on prioritizing the expertise of the client in their own life and acknowledging their strengths and systemic barriers. She is identity-affirming, kink-knowledgeable, and non-monogamy friendly.
Ashley Sweet, LCSW-C, is a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical with previous experience in school based social work, outpatient mental health treatment, and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. She has worked with children, adults and families facilitating family involvement meetings, therapeutic treatment groups, and coordinating community-based services for the most vulnerable populations.