My Story: Ashley Gavoni, MA
My name is Ashley Gavoni and I attended undergraduate and graduate school in Pennsylvania. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from Arcadia University in Photography with a concentration in Pre-Art Therapy. After following in love with my experience of Art Therapy as an Undergraduate, I then went on to pursue my Masters Degree in Art Therapy from Drexel University. During this time I had the opportunity to work on developing and implementing programming, as well as exposure to many aspects of therapy from intensive residential care to alternative school settings.
After graduation, I moved back to my home state of Maryland. I worked for several years in Baltimore and the surrounding area, gaining much of my clinical experience with clients on the Autism Spectrum and with various Developmental Diagnoses. Much of my experience lies in working with clients with anxiety, mood disorders, poor social skills, low self-esteem, behavioral concerns, and victims of traumatic events. I have experience working with children and adults, individuals, groups, inpatient, outpatient, in schools, and in homes. It is during this time in MD that I found my true calling as a therapist, to work with clients on the Autism Spectrum and focus on working with children collectively.
PA has always been in my heart, as my entire family, aside from myself, are all native Pennsylvanians. So it is no wonder that I have found myself back in the Keystone state. I believe in working with clients from a holistic viewpoint, attending to mind/body/spirit in order to support self exploration and understanding through the expressive arts therapies. While Art is my specialty, I also strongly believe in play, dance/movement, and music therapy as additional creative modalities that are also integrated into sessions. I practice Mindfulness and Client Centered Techniques, supporting each individual's journey and needs from therapy. I believe as a therapeutic facilitator that I am the vessel, but the client the guide so whatever medium that resonates most with the client is the path we will follow. I am pleased to meet you here as we take a journey together in self exploration and healing through various techniques. Message me today to discuss your personalized therapeutic journey.