Ashton Gordon, LMSW

Practicing since: 2020

Ashton’s goal is to create a safe space, free of judgement and expectations, which welcomes curiosity and encourages openness, exploration, and growth. Clients that work with Ashton can benefit from some of the modalities that she using which are Strengths-Perspective, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ashton believes that these modalities help clients to focus on building knowledge of their own strengths and identify how they can use these skills to solve their problems. As well as aid them as they work through their own personal motivation for their goals so that they can create plans that will work. Additionally, it can help clients better understand how their thoughts shape their environment and how their reaction to the environment can also be shaping their thoughts.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, where she studied Human Development and Families and minored in Psychology. She previously worked as a Registered Behavioral Technician who worked with children with Autism in a clinic, in a home setting, and in a school system.  She has spent the greater part of her career in child welfare, where she was a caseworker and worked with the entire family unit to address individual and family level challenges that prevented a safe environment for all. She is certified in Solution Based Casework, an evidence-informed casework practice model that focuses on pragmatic solutions to demanding situations in the child welfare arena. Ashton has worked with children, adults, the entire family unit and couples to identify difficult situations in their lives and create plans for growing their skills and coping with the situation in a safer way.

Ashton is a midwestern gal. There is a famous quote that says, “the mountains are calling, and I am home”, certainly rings true for Ashton.  She feels most at peace while in nature; hiking, camping, or exploring of any kind. When she is not exploring, she enjoys cozying up with a good fiction novel that sweeps her away from real life and into the lives of the characters in the book.

Ashton is licensed as a LMSW in the state of Maryland (#30598) and currently under the clinical supervision of Steve Osterhout, LCSW-C (MD #09238).

Client Thrive Program
Credentials Earned

Engagement Badge
Awarded: 1/17/2023