“You’re already miserable, you may as well be miserable on purpose.”
Kevin ashworth, MA LPC
Co-Director & Senior Clinician
Kevin co-founded NW Anxiety Institute with Allison Bonifay in 2013. He has a knack for explaining complicated concepts in easy to understand terminology, while providing a great deal of empathy for others suffering and helping individuals challenge their worst fears.
Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Psychology from Washington State University, before completing his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacific University. Kevin's focus remained on anxiety and models for working with children, which led to completing anxiety focused training during his tenure at Pacific University. During this time, he authored three publications on anxiety and completed his dissertation on the effectiveness of Collaborative Problem Solving. Kevin has earned certification in treating OCD and Hoarding Disorder from the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF) Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). He also has presented several times on topics of anxiety at local, national and international conferences.
Kevin aims to provide effective, evidence-based treatment to individuals struggling with anxiety disorders using humor, kindness, and compassion. He believes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective when he is able to help clients shift their relationship with anxiety while not taking themselves too seriously. Kevin likes to empower his clients by saying (in regards to Exposure Response Prevention) “you’re already miserable, you may as well be miserable on purpose.”
When he’s not at the office, Kevin enjoys completing DIY projects around his home, spending time with his family, watching the Timbers play and walking his dog, Seámus.