Ashley O'Dell, LCSW


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Hi, I'm Ashley (they/she), a therapist and artist in Boston, Massachusetts. My therapeutic practice is informed by polyvagal theory, somatics, and affirmative care, which promote client-centered interventions and emphasize human connection.


I received my MSW degree 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 and worked as a professional photographer for 16 years.


Areas of focus in my therapy practice: trauma; EMDR; gender identity; suicidality and suicide loss/grief; self-injury; mindfulness; the autonomic nervous system; and the influence of our social locations on mental and physical well-being.


Adults (18+)