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    Ashley McAllister

    Clinical Intern

    Clients who come to me are often looking for support with anxiety, healing from trauma, body image issues, or chronic illness. They want a therapist who will help them explore their innate wisdom and sense of purpose.

    I’m grateful to be at Wayfinder while completing my Master of Social Work at the University of Washington. After 15 years working at nonprofits focused on social change, I decided to become a therapist because I want to support people in settling into their most empowered and easeful selves. I have benefited from the impact of a strong therapeutic relationship and an atmosphere of warmth, curiosity, and creativity. I will strive to create this kind of environment in collaboration with you.

    As someone who lives with autoimmune diseases (including type 1 diabetes), I enjoy working with people who are navigating complex health issues. I am passionate about body liberation, chronic illness advocacy, and untangling unsupportive belief systems. My goal is to work from an anti-oppressive and strengths-based lens.

    I draw from many therapeutic modalities in my work, including Internal Family Systems (parts work), relational-cultural theory, and acceptance and commitment therapy, but I will work with you to identify specific tools and techniques that will support your unique needs.

    I believe that each of us has the capacity for all kinds of healing, and look forward to supporting your growth and expansion.

    Outside of therapy, I love getting lost on long walks with my dog, potluck dinners with friends, swimming in lakes, collaging, and watching tv while curled up on the couch.