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 since 2009, 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 since 2006, as a method to deal with my own struggles with anxiety, emotion regulation, and making sense of life.
Having been trained in the modalities of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Radical Acceptance, 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 feel more empowered 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, Meditation and Yoga practices.
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 maybe 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