Ashley

    Ashley Brown, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

    Primary Therapist

    • Masters in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill
    • Substance Abuse Liscensure
    • Trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    • Also Specializes in:
      Depression | Anxiety & Emotional Dysregulation | PTSD and Sexual Trauma | Self-Esteem Issues | Gender Identity Affirming Treatment | Substance Abuse and Dependency | Identity Development | Grief and Loss | Cognitive Learning Disorders | Autism Spectrum | Anger Management | Somatic Experiencing | LGBTQA+

    Ashley has a background in visual art, sexual violence education and prevention, and LGBTQA+ advocacy. She joined the Trails Carolina team in 2011 and has worked in wilderness therapy since 2006. Ashley believes in the power of wilderness to challenge, nurture, and hold a mirror up to young people and help them in finding reconnection with their families and selves. She grew up playing in woods and building forts behind her house. Nowadays, she enjoys exploring with her husband and therapy dog, Crossfit, and expressing her voice through voting, peaceful protest, and education.