Ashley Baum

BSE, MA, MSW, LCSW

Ashley Baum

BSE, MA, MSW, LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 97917

Offices

3717 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Suite 235
Westlake Village, California 91362

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My Approach to Helping

Are you tired of telling people, “I’m fine” when in fact, you feel overwhelmed with emotions because no one understands the life circumstances you have been through and the desperate measures you require to cope? Do you feel your life and relationships are spiraling out of control because your anxiety and depression have become so unbearable that each day it seems impossible to succeed?

Success during this challenging period of the Covid-19 pandemic can feel unattainable for an individual experiencing a mental health related disorder. I have had the privilege of counseling clients during times of uncertainty and am aware of the tremendous toll the fear of the unknown takes on an individual both physically and emotionally. During these trying times it can be hard to find a support system, difficult not to allow stress to take over and impossible to ignore the subtle feeling of becoming isolated or depressed. Social Media can further become a distraction and one’s worst enemy as the seemingly perfect unaffected pandemic life of a stranger or a friend can appear so far from one’s own reality.

For the past ten years, I have worked both nationally and internationally with populations who experience complex trauma such as, Survivors of sexual, emotional and physical abuse, First Responders, Veterans, Individuals living with HIVAIDS, an individual suffering from a perinatal mood disorder, LGBTQ community, Individuals who have a substance use disorder and a psychiatric diagnosis.

I utilize Eastern and Western approaches when working with clients experiencing mental health-related disorders. I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all model and tailor my sessions to meet my client’s specific needs through evidence-based practices and mindfulness approaches. The hardest step in pursuing therapy is realizing that one needs help. By recognizing this fact, you have already conquered a considerable challenge. I look forward to meeting you and having the privilege of assisting you as you navigate your journey of healing.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • First Responders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Immigration issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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