Ashley Shonibare, LMSW(She/Her)


My first experience with therapy was as a child in family therapy. While I cannot articulate what the specific goals or interventions were, I do remember the therapist took their time in meeting with each family member to better understand us. To be seen and feel valued, as an individual and within the dynamics of a family unit, is crucial to doing the work that comes with therapy. While there are great opportunities to change, there is also a level of discomfort in navigating the space between where we are and where we want to be.

As a therapist, I see my role as creating a space that feels safe enough to identify and process the parts of our experiences that have shaped us. I prefer a collaborative approach that incorporates humor, transparency, authentic reflection and consideration of systemic and cultural influences.


I utilize a variety of approaches in my work such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis (CBT-p), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

In addition to providing therapy, I am also a clinical supervisor for therapists at Blooming Minds Therapy.


Areas of Clinical Focus:

  • Life transitions or adjustments
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Supporting a loved one with a chronic mental health condition
  • Chronic or acute depression
  • Trauma


Groups I work best with:

  • Emerging adults
  • Adults
  • Mental health professionals


Ashley is a Telehealth only provider who accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Private Pay.

To contact Ashley directly, please call 773-336-2801 or


Ashley Shonibare, LMSW