Ashley O’Leary, LISW has years of experience providing therapy in a variety of settings. Today she primarily works with teens, adults, and couples.
Ashley became a therapist because she is motivated to help others and offer support. As someone who experiences anxiety, she understands the difficulties that mental health conditions can create in daily life. Not only does she have firsthand experience, but she’s witness mental illness impact people close to her as well. She wants to offer a safe place where people can challenge existing beliefs and continue to grow.
In session she is a great listener and responds with compassion at all times. Humor often plays a role in the healing process, and Ashley is not afraid to joke around when the time is right.
A large part of her therapy focus involves giving people the tools that they need. After all, it’s much easier to plant a tree when you have a shovel to dig the hole. Mental health and wellness is the same way. Having the proper tools, such as coping skills or grounding techniques, gives you an advantage as you overcome obstacles.
Outside of her sessions, Ashley can be found traveling, listening to music, and doing crafts. She also enjoys spending time with her two cats.
To schedule an appointment with Ashley O’Leary call our Marion clinic at 319-261-2292.