Ashley Baum MA, MSW, LCSW, EMDR Practitioner
Are you tired of telling people, “I’m fine” when in fact, you feel overwhelmed with emotions because no one understands the life circumstances you have been through and the desperate measures you require to cope? Do you feel your life and relationships are spiraling out of control because your anxiety and depression have become so unbearable that each day it seems impossible to succeed?
For the past ten years, I have worked both nationally and internationally. I help my clients to process their concern’s with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, current stressors, grief and loss, prenatal mood disorders, complex trauma, relationship issues, LGBTQ, life transitions, HIV/AIDS, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and substance use disorder. I have worked as a therapist for individuals who have experienced human trafficking & forced labor, as well as counseled individuals in the adult entertainment industry. I am a sex worker- affirmative therapist who has extensive knowledge in the field of consensual and non-consensual sex work.
I am mindful that just like any other profession the adult industry can take its toll on an individual. I assist clients in overcoming the stigma of the profession while helping them process incidents which may occur while engaging in their career. I’m aware that individuals may also seek therapy for a multitude of factors which are unrelated to their careers. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment where clients can share their concerns.
I utilize Eastern and Western approaches when working with clients experiencing mental health-related disorders. I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all model and tailor my sessions to meet my client’s specific needs through evidence-based practices and mindfulness approaches. The hardest step in pursuing therapy is realizing that one needs help. By recognizing this fact, you have already conquered a considerable challenge. I look forward to meeting you and having the privilege of assisting you as you navigate your journey of healing.
Languages Spoken: English