Having lived and experienced this world as a Black person, and understood the various experiences of those who have come before us, Ashley values creating a space where Black people and others alike feel empowered to finally heal. As a trained therapist, Ashley values Authenticity, Character, and Trust. Through individual & group counseling, workshops, trainings, consultations, and her nonprofit the WA/CA therapy fund foundation, Ashley strives to create safe spaces where community members can learn to heal from intergenerational trauma.
Individual & Group Therapy
Ashley believes in molding sessions to fit her clients’ needs No matter what obstacles you bring to her office whether you are suffering with anxiety, depression, racial trauma, career transitions, or greif and loss.
Trainings & Workshops
Ashley offers presentations, workshops, group facilitation, and consultation specializing in racial trauma, mental health, crisis response, social justice and racial equity.
Speaking & Panel Appearances
Ashley is a psychotherapist, Tedx international speaker, and author who has been featured in Forbes, MSNBC, The young turks, OWN, Bravo, & more.
How to become 6 figure therapists, organizations on anti-racist and racial trauma and mental health agencies and service organizations
Multicultural issues (acculturation, immigration, stereotypes)
Grief and Loss
Personal & health issues
Adjusting to change/Life transitions
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frequently asked questions
What can I expect from therapy?
Is therapy confidential?
Yes! What you share with a therapist is legally required to be kept confidential with a few legal exceptions:
~ Immediate threat of harm to self or other,
~ Suspicion of child or dependent elder abuse
~ In the case of a court subpoena. We’ll discuss all of this and other office policies during your initial intake session.
What is the first session (Intake & Evaluation) like?
This first session is a 60 - 90 minute meeting and is a comprehensive interview with the client and anyone that will be involved in treatment. While it is a long process it helps me to understand your concerns, symptoms, goals and life history that impacts current functioning.
During the first session (Evaluation), some questions might be:
What do you feel needs focused on in your daily life?
What are your symptoms?
Some questions about your history, including your childhood, education, relationships (family, relationships, work, friends), your current living situation, and daily activities and commitments.
We will come to an agreement about the considered length of your treatment, therapy methods, and focus of treatment in the long and short term.
What is your cancelation policy?
How long are sessions and how long will this go on?
Typical / non - evaluative sessions are all either 50 minutes or 40 minutes which includes a few minutes to review initial session update questions, check the upcoming schedule and to collect payments if necessary.
Therapy is an individual experience so each person’s therapy treatment is different. Some individuals find just a few sessions helpful while others attend more frequently and / or for longer.
We will determine the best options for you and your schedule and financial realities.
The idea is for you to make progress and not need therapy as regularly as you once did. You are always welcome to come back in the future if circumstances arise that would make it a beneficial support.
Are there any issues or types of clients that you don’t work with?
I do not work with people under the age of 18.
I do not write letters for Emotional Support Animals (ESA).
I do not conduct child custody evaluations nor do I provide custody recommendations.
I do not provide treatment for eating disorders, drug & alcohol or addiction issues. These are specialized focuses that I do not have specific training and licensure for.
I do not have a prescriber that I work with specifically but will gladly coordinate care with your PCP or psychiatrist.
How much does therapy cost?
The cost of therapy can vary from clinician to clinician based on skill sets, expertise, location, and other factors. The No Surprises Act is a new law meant to protect consumers and ensure that you do not have any surprise medical bills. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect to see for therapeutic services from Ashley McGirt
Why don't you accept insurance?
Please talk to your therapist with any questions or concerns you have about any of this. A.M.C.S. is happy to spend as much time as we need to find a solution that works for all parties.