Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Phone 724-759-7500 ext. 139
My name is Ashley O’Hara and I have been practicing as a licensed clinical social worker for 10 years, incorporating a holistic lifestyle approach and empowering individuals to make conscious choices to live wholehearted lives. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Social Work, both from the University of Pittsburgh. In keeping with the mind, body, spirit approach, I have been engaged in the study and practice of yoga for the last 13 years, as a method to deal with my own struggles with anxiety and emotion regulation.
Having been trained in the four modalities of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness, we use these skills that address “life on life’s terms” as a means of exploring behavioral change and emotional growth. We can strengthen these skills to help you be more effective in your life. I always consider using a variety of orientations and therapies, according to your individual needs/concerns. Other approaches include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based, Interpersonal, Strengths-based, Positive Psychology, and Person-centered.
The most rewarding aspect of being a therapist is building relationships and connecting with people, assisting them in creating their authentic self and with navigating difficult life experiences. Sometimes, our perspective can get cloudy and we need help “cleaning the lens” through which we view our lives, to discover a new awareness or to develop a new path. If you are curious, looking for a new perspective, and have the willingness to try, the door is open and I am looking forward to being there with you on your journey to wellness.
I see adults and adolescents and have appointments available in our Wexford location.
Some of the areas I frequently help clients with include:
Grief & Loss
Trauma and PTSD