Grief and Loss
Areas of Interest:
Systemic Trauma & Oppression
Sexual Abuse & Trauma
Grief & Loss
Ashley Gangadean, MA, LMHCA
Mental Health Counselor
“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” - Max Ehrman
There is a point you have come to where you know something in your life is not in harmony. Either you feel disconnected from yourself, your values, your purpose, and/or in relationship with others. You have grown accustomed to behaving, thinking, and feeling in certain ways that have become how you identify and what is true to you. The truths by which you live by often dictate how you relate to yourself and to the world around you. When you engage in the healing process of counseling, you dare to examine the stories you live your life by (that no longer serve you).
Through a collaborative process based on trust and sense of safety, we will be able to examine the dissatisfaction you feel, the hurts and wounds you carry, and find ways to engage in growth and transformation to create your best self and life. The empowerment you will experience through healing wounds and re-defining yourself, are some of the most vital steps one can take in life. Healing never stops, but healing can become easier with commitment and dedication to self-improvement.
I will walk alongside you and witness you as your authentic self. No matter what your identities are, where you are from, or your history, I will honor you through providing a nonjudgmental and empathic space to find the peace you deserve. My approach to counseling is founded upon social justice values and intersectional feminism. Other approaches include existential, humanistic, client-centered, strength-based, mindfulness, and narrative theories. I specialize in many areas of need including trauma, identity, LGBTQ+ issues, oppression, relationships, depression, anxiety, spirituality, and grief and loss.
Education and Training
I graduated with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle in October 2019. I have attained 300+ hours of practicum and supervision experience at the Antioch Counseling Clinic and Sound in Bellevue, WA. Additionally, I completed 400+ hours of internship experiences with individual adult counseling, facilitating a grief and loss group, all including individuals with diverse identities. I work with all populations and have specialized working with people of color and LGBTQ+ identified individuals. I utilize a blend of humanistic, existential, and client-centered approaches. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (#MHCA.MC.60968161).
Fees & Contact Info
Please call for more information about fees and to schedule an initial appointment.
Fremont - 753 N 35th St Suite #307 Seattle, WA 98103
Magnolia - 4027 21st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199