I am passionate about working with somatic ways of healing trauma and have experienced personal healing of early developmental trauma, which has allowed me to be more present for others, to feel more embodied and feel a greater sense of ease in life. I truly find joy in supporting you to develop deeper embodiment and greater self compassion in the face of problems you are up against.
I work from an anti-racist, Anti-Oppressive Practice orientation to my profession, aiming to work as an Ally alongside people I sit with. I am an allied therapist to folx in the LGBTQ2S+ community.
I bring warmth, genuineness and a sense of humour and joy to therapy. I don't try to fix you - rather - I support the innate capacity for healing that lies within your own physiology. The therapeutic relationship offers a necessary container for re-negotiation of traumatic or overwhelming experiences, thus, a sense of trust and enough safety is integral to this work.
Andie Ashworth MSW RSW, Clinical Social Worker
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
Training and Certifications
Somatic Experiencing Certificate (2008-2011); Somatic Experiencing International.
Touch Training for Trauma Therapists Certificate (2016) with Kathy Kain, MA SEP.
Somatic Regulation and Resilience Certificate (2021) with Kathy Kain MA SEP and Stephen Terrell PsyD. SEP.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Level 1 Training, 2016-2017; with Sue Genest.
Diploma in Pre and Peri-Natal Somatic Psychology (Myrna Martin, MN, RCC, 2013- 2015)
Mindful Self Compassion teacher training and practicum; 2021; Center for Mindful Self Compassion (Dr. Steven Hicks)
Somatic Experiencing Professional Trainings; Canadian Trainings: 2015- present