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Ashlee Hess,



Lehigh Valley



Therapy Techniques:

ACT, EMDR, EFT, Mindfulness, MBCT

About Ashlee Hess

Hi! My name is Ashlee Hess (she/her).  I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).

I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Kutztown University, where I graduated in 2020.  Before entering the outpatient therapy world, I worked in child welfare services and inpatient psychiatric care. 

My Passion for Helping

My biggest passion has always been to help others, and I am so grateful that I am able to achieve that passion as a therapist.  Through my own healing journey, I have found grace in managing life stressors, so I know firsthand how frustrating and challenging things can be!

Who I Counsel

I counsel teens (13 and older), young adults, and adults for a variety of mental health challenges, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, addiction, eating disorders, gifted youths & adults, infertility, LGBTQ struggles, sexual abuse, spirituality, suicidal ideation, self-harm, OCD, bipolar disorder, pregnancy, motherhood, and postpartum. I also specialize in counseling for helping professionals struggling with caregiver stress, sleep problems, and trauma.

As your partner in therapy, I will offer you a safe space to express yourself authentically.  During sessions, I may encourage you to listen to your body and use mindfulness to connect with yourself and your surroundings. 

My mantra is quite simple: I am here to help you help yourself. I do not have all the answers, but I am here to guide you as you find solutions within yourself through nonjudgment, active listening, and, of course, a sprinkle of humor. 

EMDR Specialty for Trauma

My area of expertise is in trauma and PTSD, where I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to improve these conditions.  EMDR is evidenced-based and is considered to be highly effective.  I have had the pleasure of witnessing my clients experience complete transformations by utilizing EMDR in our therapy sessions.  Helping my clients identify struggles and find new skills for managing or coping makes my work as a therapist feel very rewarding.  Healing is possible, and you can grow into the person you were always meant to be.

About Me

I highly prioritize self-care and there are many things I like to do in my free time. My dog Ayla is my soulmate, and we love going on walks together at a park nearby along the river. I also enjoy spending time with my partner, family, and friends through game nights, celebrations, and trying new activities we’ve never done before.

Ask for an appointment if you think we might be a good fit. I look forward to the opportunity to learn about you.

PA License #SW137699

Ashlee Hess’s Availability

Ashlee Hess offers in-person therapy at the Emmaus Lehigh Valley therapy office and online therapy sessions for anyone in Pennsylvania.

Ashlee Hess's Specialties

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