The Clinic Director of Ellie Mental Health Southwest Fort Worth, Ashley Smith, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the behavioral health field for 8 years. Ashley is a highly skilled, compassionate, empathetic, and solution-oriented therapist who provides exceptional care and excels at implementing effective evidence-based treatment for individuals suffering from mental health. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, has been trained in EMDR Therapy and utilizes CBT, DBT, person-centered and solution-focused therapy modalities, among many others. Ashley has experience in helping clients learn to cope with addictions, anger management, lack of motivation, anxiety, self-esteem and trauma and abuse. She believes that the client is the expert of their story, has many innate strengths that will assist them in overcoming daily challenges and finds pleasure in the journey of empowering them to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. Ashley has hospital, outpatient and residential treatment experience which created her ability to be team focused, an effective motivator and communicator with the competency to advocate and manage individuals of all levels. Ashley is contracted with Optum and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and strives to create strong clinical relationships within the community. Ashley creates trust, quickly establishes rapport, and demonstrates strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills that are essential in ensuring the success of Ellie Mental Health Southwest Fort Worth.