Ashley Waddell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Virginia. She is a certified trauma specialist, forensic peer support specialist supervisor, and is trained in EMDR.
Ashley founded Wholistic Alignment Therapeutic Wellness Center (WATWC) in 2020. Ashley sees WATWC as a home to bring awareness to and de-stigmatize the idea of receiving mental health services and provide ease in initiating mental health treatment.
As an African-Centered practitioner, Ashley advocates for equitable and affordable access to culturally responsive mental health services for all. With a background in school social work, Ashley is passionate about early mental health detection and treatment to prevent symptom deterioration later in life. Through honoring her client’s strengths and lived experiences, Ashley provides her clients with the necessary tools and strategies needed to strengthen their mental health literacy and enhance body-mind-spirit wellness, to walk in alignment with their divine purpose.