"What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?"
Ashley wray, LCSW
IOP Behavioral Specialist/Associate Clinician
Ashley joined NWAI to assist with developing and running the Intensive Outpatient Program as the lead behavioral specialist. Ashley is skilled at helping others understand and practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. She enjoys facilitating therapeutic groups with both adults and adolescents and she embraces opportunities to share her passion for teaching relaxation and mindfulness exercises.
Ashley received her BA in Psychology at North Texas University before completing her Master of Science in Social Work at University of Texas at Austin. She is licensed as a clinical social worker and developed a passion for working with adolescents while volunteering at a children’s home in Guyana, South America, implementing behavioral interventions. Following the children’s home, Ashley started an internship working with adolescents in foster care and later expanded to working with adults in an acute residential setting. During that time, she provided individual and group therapy with an emphasis on cognitive processing, distress tolerance, relaxation and mindfulness skills.
Ashley’s energy, compassion, and gentle support provide a comfortable environment for individuals working hard to face their biggest challenges and overcome their fears. She draws inspiration from Eleanor Roosevelt, "What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?" Ashley honors being a part of a clinical team that works collaboratively to meet client's’ identified goals.
When Ashley isn’t facilitating our IOP, she loves to explore the outdoors by mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, or walking around Portland on a rainy day.