Ashley Maharaj, LPC

Ashley Maharaj, LPCAshley Maharaj, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, families and all survivors of trauma. She provides compassionate support and an awareness that while there are many therapists to choose from, it has to be the right choice for the client and their family. For Mrs. Maharaj, it is important that her clients feel heard, validated and hopeful throughout the therapeutic process.

Mrs. Maharaj’s clinical expertise includes trauma, mood and eating disorders. She works with individuals who experience ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, school avoidance, social skills challenges, behavioral problems, anger management, tantrums, stomach aches, body image, self – esteem and perfectionism. Mrs. Maharaj utilizes psychodynamic, strengths-based and CBT modalities which include therapeutic play, movement, mindfulness, narratives, and somatic techniques. She also provides Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Mrs. Maharaj strives to be a warm and compassionate therapist who considers it a privilege to be a part of her client’s therapeutic journey. Her approach is to support a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment that welcomes expression in many forms and is guided by a sensitivity to identity, ethnic diversity, culture, sexual orientation and systemic barriers.

Mrs. Maharaj earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She has spent time working as a therapist in non profit and advocacy centers with survivors of trauma and in community mental health. Additionally, she has worked with clients who have eating disorders to provide therapy, meal planning and meal support, while also bridging gaps of care between step downs from Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).