Ashley Barksdale, Social Worker (Pre-Licensed) in Mississippi

Ashley Barksdale, LMSW, CFLE, CGP

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I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently under Clinical Supervision, Certified Family Life Educator, and Certified Grief Professional.

My philosophy of counseling begins with holistic healing that takes a person-centered approach—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—and ends with grace as individuals become vulnerable while sharing their life journey. I believe counseling provides an opportunity for a person to explore their behaviors in a safe environment by building a therapeutic relationship, allowing the counselor to act as a facilitator, while the client discovers more about themselves and their patterns of behavior. It also encourages the client to set new goals and create healthy behaviors.
Overall, my philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person as a unique individual, worthy of acceptance, regardless of their circumstances. I desire to come alongside, challenge, and encourage my clients to find healing emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Career
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Medical Detox
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Autism
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Little People
  • Military Families
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Social Worker (Pre-Licensed)
Board Certification(s)
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists
Professional Certification(s)
Certified Family Life Educator
National Council on Family Relations
Certified Grief Professional
Evergreen Certifications
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Certified Family Life Educator Advisory Board
Advisory Board Member
National Association of Social Workers
National Council on Family Relations
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Baylor University
Master of Social Work