Ashley Waclawiak
Mental Health Professional
San Antonio, Texas
17 years of experience
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About me

Ashley Waclawiak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and has been working with individuals and families across the life span for the last seventeen years. She received a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Science in Social Work with clinical concentration, both from The University of Texas at Austin. Ashley obtained her clinical license in 2008 and is one of the select few mental health clinicians in Texas trained and credentialed in both perinatal mental health and play therapy. ​ Ashley’s experience stems from her practice in a variety of settings as a NICU and hospital perinatal social worker, outpatient hospice and inpatient psychiatric therapist. She has also worked as a school based clinician and has been in private practice for the last four years specializing in treatment of women and children. ​ Ashley offers particular knowledge in the area of parenting and positive childhood development. She blends her background and training as a Registered Play Therapist and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional to bring light to the role of attunement and the power of the relationship in treating the parent-child dyad. This approach provides positive outcomes for the entire family unit. ​ Ashley also has advanced clinical training in reproductive psychology and enjoys walking alongside and assisting individuals and couples navigating their journey to parenthood who are utilizing assisted reproductive technology and third party reproduction. Ashley's expertise in infertility, maternal mental health and helping families with children who have chronic illness and/or disability stems from a unique combination of both personal and professional experience.

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Social Work (2005)

Certification and training

Registered Play Therapist #T4920 (2019)

Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (2019)

Memberships and affiliations

Postpartum Support International, Member and Group facilitator

American Society of Reproductive Medicine - Mental Health Provider Group, Member

Association for Play Therapy, member

National Association of Social Workers, member

Credentials
LCSW
Specialties
Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Grief and Loss Infertility Internal Family Systems Therapy Mental Health Mindfulness Mood Disorders Motivational Interviewing Parenting Perinatal Mood Disorders Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Depression Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Psychotherapy Relationship Issues Relaxation Techniques Reproductive and Parenting Reproductive Mental Health Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Solution Focused Therapy Strengths-Based Therapy Stress Management Toddlers Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Languages

English

Service introduction

Women's Mental Health - Managing Stress and Anxiety - Coping with Depression - Creating Work-Life Balance - Upholding Self Care - Mindful Self Compassion - Enhancing Relationships - Resolving Grief and Loss - Navigating Life Transitions - Caregiver Fatigue Reproductive Counseling and Education - Emotional Support During Fertility Treatment - Processing and Grieving Losses - Exploring Infertility and Family Building Options - Overcoming Depression, Anxiety, and Anger - Communicating Effectively to Receive Needed Support - Infertility's Impact on Relationships, Sense of Self and Spirituality - Navigating Assisted Reproductive Technology - Counseling on Third Party Reproduction (Egg, Sperm, Embryo or Surrogacy) - Parenting After Reproductive Loss - Overcoming Involuntary Childlessness Maternal Mental Health - Overcoming Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy - Coping with High Risk Pregnancy - Managing Chronic Illness during Pregnancy - Grieving and Processing Losses (Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Neonatal Death, Diagnosis of Fetal Anomaly) - Coping with NICU Stays and Unexpected Outcomes - Healing from Traumatic Birth - Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Depression, Anxiety and OCD) - Recovering from Postpartum Psychosis - Postpartum Adjustment and New Moms Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health ​- Child-Parent Attachment & Bonding Concerns - Parenting Consultation & Support - Infant and Early Childhood Play Therapy (0-5 yrs) - Special Needs/ Medically Fragile Parenting

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