Deidre L. Ashton

MS, Psychotherapist

Degrees & Licenses:

MS in social work
BS in developmental psychology
LCSW Pennsylvania & New Jersey


BS degree, human development & family studies, Cornell University, 1984
MS degree, social work, Columbia University, 2001
Post Graduate Certificate, couple and family therapy, Ackerman Institute, 2005
Certificate in social work field instruction, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
Certificate in clinical supervision, National Association of Social Work, 2008
Transgender Health: Best Practices in Medical and Mental Health Care, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, 2016

Theoretical Orientation:

Social justice metaperspective, intersectionality, context centered family systems, social constructionism, attachment theory.

Areas of Expertise:

Relational conflict and disconnection, depression, anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, sexual & gender identities, family formation & dissolution, and the impact of multiple forms of oppression on well-being.

Treatment Modality:

Individual, couple (of all orientations and gender identities), family, & group therapy
individual & group supervision

Other relevant experience:

Current member and former board member of the American Family Therapy Academy
Member of the National Association of Social Workers
Private Practice
Former executive director and clinical supervisor, Center for family, community & social justice
Former Faculty: Ackerman Institute
Former Adjunct Faculty: Arcadia University, Drexel University

Deidre Ashton