Ashley Vo

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
San Francisco, CA

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philosophy

I believe meaningful connections are at the center of the human experience. We are social beings that thrive when we feel accepted, connected, and loved. These feelings can give us the confidence to show up in the world as our authentic selves and embrace our uniqueness. When we have a deeper understanding of ourselves and engage in unconditional self-acceptance, we gain a greater capacity to have fulfilling relationships.

Approach

My clients find my style humorous and compassionate as well as engaging and down-to-earth. My approach is holistic, engaging in all aspects of your wellness, with consideration for your mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Thinking of my client’s needs, I use an eclectic and integrative method, pulling from traditional, innovative, and evidence-based techniques. Some of the modalities are Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. My objective is to help my clients feel better as soon as possible, so I maintain a Solutions-Focused framework, offering direct feedback, actionable steps, and strategies to cope with current stressors. I am committed to having a therapeutic lens that is culturally sensitive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, health at every size acceptance, and social justice oriented.

My ultimate goal is to assist you in identifying your unique gifts and using them to actualize your best self in the world.

Education & experience

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Services from California State University of Fullerton. I received my Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at San Francisco State University. I value the importance of incorporating current research, training, and education into my therapy practices.

My experience ranges from working in residential facilities, community mental health, outpatient substance use clinics, school based mental health, and private practice. My areas of focus have included anxiety, depression, dating/relationship issues, self-esteem, addiction, work/life balance, identity, attachment, and trauma.

PERSONAL NOTE

In my spare time, you can find me biking around the Bay Area, enjoying boba drinks, exploring recipes to cook, traveling, and practicing yoga.