Ashley Crist, MSW, LICSWTherapist Education
Master’s Degree: Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor’s Degree: Bethel Univeristy, St. Paul, MN
Licensure: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Ashley received her Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg College in 2011. She has five years of clinical experience with the school system, four of which were spent as a school-based therapist. Her additional 3 years of clinical experience were working with adults in Chicago, ensuring adequate support and collaboration with community, mental health and primary providers. Ashley utilizes the following in her practice: play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. She often utilizes a strengths-based perspective in working with children and families to empower them based on their current strengths and really meet clients where they are at.
Ashley has experience with youth of all ages, as well as adults and family. She also has experience working with children who have experienced trauma, challenges with interpersonal skills, grief, family change, anxiety, depression, opposition/conduct concerns, and ADHD. Ashley loves working with children and adolescents and is very excited to collaborate with primary care providers in addressing challenges and providing opportunities for growth. She believes that providing appropriate client-centered care for children includes working with multidisciplinary teams with a holistic approach.
In Ashley’s free time, she loves to spend time with her young daughter, family and friends. She also enjoys being outdoors, traveling, music, playing board games and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings.