Ashley Harper Smith, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience treating children, adolescents and families facing a broad spectrum of mental health related issues, including OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. Ashley has a special interest in working with family systems to include sibling work, and she
began practicing family therapy in the field in 2007. Ashley spent most of her career as a direct care provider and served in various supervisory roles. NOTE: Ashley currently only sees clients via telehealth.

Currently, Ashley provides supervision and case consultation to practicing clinicians. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. Over the course of her career, she has served youth in various settings including performing arts therapeutic programming; school-based therapy; intensive inpatient services; Partial Hospitalization Programming (PHP), and residential treatment. Ashley has also assessed and treated children, adolescents and families impacted by trauma at University of Kentucky’s Center on Trauma and Children.

She has taught a graduate level clinical course and contributed to published research studies focusing on the impact of mental illness on family systems. Prior to joining the NOATC team, Ashley served in the roles of Family Therapist and Lead Therapist at Rogers Behavioral Health-Nashville in the Child and Adolescent OCD and Anxiety Partial Hospitalization program.

Ashley loves playing records and dancing in her living room. She has the most fun spending time with her two best friends Vashti and Florence (total mutts), taking a walk around town and enjoying a hot yoga or pilates class.

What Her Colleagues Say About Her: Authentic, Fun, Creative, Empathic, Joyful, Intuitive, Curious, Quirky