Ashley Shen, LCSW (MA)

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Chinese

Ashley believes that healing work is inseparable from understanding and changing how intersecting systems of oppression impact our lives. Ashley believes that a purpose of therapy is to compassionately accompany someone through the unspeakable while creating the safety and sense of agency that make healing possible. She is grounded in Liberation Health, narrative, and relational approaches. Her approach is informed by her work in domestic violence shelters, grassroots community organizations, and schools.


Ashley graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in American Studies. Her undergraduate thesis explored the impact of racialization and erasure in Asian American experiences of suicide. She holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the Boston University School of Social Work.


Ashley makes time to climb rocks and be outdoors, and supports queer & pan-Asian organizing through the Asian American Resource Workshop.

License Number: 229584 (8/1/23-8/1/25)
License State: Massachusetts
Practice Information
Types of Insurance Accepted: Private Pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Optum
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
English, Mandarin
Therapy Offered
Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Psychodynamic, Narrative Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Compassion Focused
Anxiety, Women's Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Suicidal Ideation, Stress, Relational Concerns, Racial Identity, Personal Growth, Life Transitions, LGBTQ+ Related Issues, Family Conflict, Emotion Regulation, Depression, Child or Adolescent, Domestic Abuse
Last modified: February 27, 2024

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