ASHLEY JOY WOOD

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Northern California and have been in private practice since 2002.

As I approach my twentieth year of practice, I feel rooted in my orientation as an experiential therapist. AEDP-Accelerated, Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy provides a roadmap for how I work with people and topics such as mindfulness, neuroscience and attachment theory are areas I regularly study from a number of different experts around the world. 

The LAB Method is significant part of my orientation when I am working with parents and families.  This method provides a clear framework to better understand what is off balance in a family system.  It is also a very practical method full of tips, tricks, and language that helps families grow closer.

I earned a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Vermont.

Over the course of my career as a psychotherapist, I have worked in a variety of settings; corporate, non-profit, community mental health, in-patient and out-patient hospitals (adults and adolescents) and private practice.

My experience having a child with epilepsy has lead me to partner with the Founder of the LAB Method, Polly Ely, MFT to co-write a product for families living with epilepsy.  To learn more about the Life Support Project click here.

My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have 3 children; twin girls (10 years of age) and a boy (13 years of age). 

I am a passionate athlete who keeps discovering more sports to enjoy - running, swimming, biking (road and mountain), skiing, snowboarding, surfing and yoga.

I am a woman, mother, daughter, sister, wife, and fierce advocate for health in relationships.