Ashley Steelman MA, MSW

Ashley Steelman MA, MSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 25317
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1031 Sterling Rd
Ste 203
Herndon, Virginia 20170 - United States
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Feeling stuck, discontent, or just searching for a change? We can work together to identify what is important to you and figure out how you can reach your personal best. I like to work from a strengths based and spiritual lens to help you harness the good things you already have going for you and to promote personal growth in areas you may be struggling with. I have worked with a diverse age range of clients and am comfortable working with both genders across various life transitions and changes.

Email or Call Ashley Steelman MA, MSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25317

More Info About My Practice

I have experience working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self esteem, and challenges with work life balance. Additionally, I work with service members and their families to help them overcome challenges associated with PTSD, TBI, reintegration, the deployment life cycle, communication, and intimacy. Central tenants of my practice are self compassion and self understanding.

My Role as a Therapist

I believe that everyone has the right to feel worthy and connected. I employ a variety of evidence based practices to help clients get over stuck points. My goal is to create a space where you are free to voice who you are without judgement. Engaging with your therapist in an open and honest manner helps ensure you will get the most out of the process.

We can discuss your desired treatment outcomes and I will guide the conversation as you address what is important to you. I am supportive and direct in my approach, sometimes hard conversations have to happen, and that can be scary. I provide a comfortable and encouraging space for self discovery and acceptance.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

We all experience times where we feel overwhelmed by situations in our lives; these times can chip away at our sense of self and sense of purpose. When this happens we go to our "tool kit" of knowledge, emotional intelligence, and social support to help mitigate the negative impacts of these situations. Unfortunately this is not always enough, that is where therapy comes in. Therapy is a process in which we learn new skills, information, and resources available to help us along our individual journeys. Therapy is not about talking about all of your emotions all of the time, sometimes it just means looking at a situation from a different perspective. Life can get messy, it is okay to ask for help.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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