Dr. Ashley Turner
Dr. Ashley Turner (she/her) earned her PsyD. and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Seattle. Dr. Turner’s doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of police brutality on Black women’s mental health. She completed an APA-accredited internship at the University of Puget Sound. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, she graduated with a BA in psychology from Williams College and received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston College. While she awaits the issue of her Washington State license, she is working as a "Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident."
Dr. Turner has experience providing crisis intervention, as well as short and long-term therapy in hospitals, community mental health facilities, college counseling centers, and private practice settings. Dr. Turner also has experience conducting psychological assessments related to learning disabilities, ADHD, neurodiversity, and mood disorder clarification. Her specialties include working with women, people of color/BIPOC, and individuals with marginalized identities. Her clinical interests include life transitions, trauma (i.e., sexual trauma, racial trauma, and immigration trauma), depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, identity exploration (i.e., sexual orientation, race, and gender), impact of oppression (i.e., racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia), adjustment to parenthood and postpartum challenges, sexual concerns, imposter syndrome, family of origin and chosen family concerns, reproductive experiences (i.e., sexual health, infertility, pregnancy and birth experiences), LGBTQIA+ experiences and concerns, neurodiversity, and grief and loss.
Dr. Turner’s theoretical orientation is integrative. She primarily utilizes a psychodynamic orientation that is person-centered and developmentally oriented. She also integrates an intersectionality framework to address the social, cultural, and political factors that negatively impact individuals, particularly individuals with historically oppressed identities. Dr. Turner takes a holistic approach to collaborating with the individual and explores strengths and values that can be harnessed to enhance resiliency, self-discovery, and healing.
In her free time, Dr. Turner enjoys attending different fitness classes, audiobooking, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog (Cosmo).