Ashley Waddell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia

Ashley Waddell, LCSW, CTS

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Ashley Waddell is a African-Centered Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Specialist. Ashley's clinical focus is centered on working with children, teens, and young adults utilizing traditional and alternative methods to manage anxiety , depression, and trauma.

Ashley Waddell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Virginia. She is a certified trauma specialist, forensic peer support specialist supervisor, and EMDR trained.

Ashley founded Wholistic Alignment Therapeutic Wellness Center (WATWC) in 2020. Ashley sees WATWC as a home to bring awareness to and de-stigmatize the idea of receiving mental health services and provide ease in initiating mental health treatment.

As an African-Centered practitioner, Ashley advocates for equitable and affordable access to culturally responsive mental health services for all. With a background in school social work, Ashley is passionate about early mental health detection and treatment to prevent symptom deterioration later in life. Through honoring her client’s strengths and lived experiences, Ashley provides her clients with the necessary tools and strategies needed to strengthen their mental health literacy and enhance body-mind-spirit wellness, to walk in alignment with their divine purpose. ​

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Black
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$135.00 - $160.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Out Of Network
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Virginia Commonwealth University