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. Ashley has experience in helping clients learn to cope with addictions and recovery, anger management, lack of motivation, anxiety, self-esteem and trauma. 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 joyful life. Ashley graduated with her undergraduate and graduate social work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and has hospital, outpatient, and residential treatment experience. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her children, listening to music, traveling, and engaging in anything that allows her love for art and creativity come to life.