Ashley Davidson, MSW, RSW
Preferred Name: Ashley
My name is Ashley Davidson. I am a social worker and EMDR therapist who offers in-person, online and telephone therapy in the province of Ontario. I work primarily with young and middle-aged adults from a variety of different mental health and cultural backgrounds; however, have numerous years experience supporting adolescents as young as 12 years old. For me, what is considered "traumatic" depends on the individual and their experiences: no one person responds to the same situation identically, and each person's reaction deserves acknowledgement.
Education & Experience
Honour's Bachelor Degree from York University, Glendon College: Sociology Major, Psychology Minor Diploma from Humber College: Community and Justice Services I received my Master's of Social Work from the University of Toronto in June 2017. It was there that I began my clinical training - both in the classroom, in addition to two practicums. Kids Help Phone (2016) - Crisis counselling Counseline (2016-17) - Undergraduate Counselling at University of Toronto Morneau Shepell (2017-18) - EAP, crisis counselling East Metro Youth Services (2018-2021) - Individual and Family Therapy In early 2021, I made the jump from community-based therapy to private practice. I have continued to practice using CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based therapies, but am hoping to specialize in EMDR and trauma-focused therapy. In addition to EMDR, I have begun training in Internal Family Systems Therapy.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) EMDR Canada
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Stress Management
- Suicide Risk
- Survivor's Guilt
- Traumatic Incident
- Adolescents (13-17)
- BlueCross BlueShield