Ashley Adams-Forbes is a Registered Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW 114302. Employed by Cerebral. Supervised by Lisa Stiles, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ashley holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from CUNY Hunter College and a Master's in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Practice- Health & Mental Health, from Columbia University in New York City. Ashley has worked in various mental health settings in New York and also, overseas, in the Caribbean. Ashley brings a level of cultural competency, diversity and ethnic inclusiveness to her practice that appreciates individuals from all backgrounds. She understands the importance of forming strong, trusting connections with her clients and being emotionally attuned to their needs. Ashley is passionate about normalizing and encouraging mental health care amongst individuals and dismantling the barriers to accessing treatment. She further considers herself an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and has worked with individuals with a variety of challenges. Ashley has ten years of experience in working with persons who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Grief and Loss, major lifestyle changes, at risk youth, vulnerable children and adults, family conflicts, self esteem issues, trauma and abuse. Ashley believes wholeheartedly in meeting the person where they're at and client centered therapy.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys dancing and listening to Soca music, creating social work media content, cooking cultural meals and going to the park with her daughters. Ashley has dedicated her professional career to improving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable children and adults through mental health counseling. This is your safe haven and I'm here to help with your healing process. Let's do this journey together! - Ashley
When I dare to be Powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I'm afraid. - Audre Lorde