Please note: *I am only accepting dance/movement therapy clients at this time.* I like to highlight the seemingly small shifts which can be transformational and are significant signs of progress, whether that is experiencing a sense of increased safety when leaving the house, or the ability to engage in breathing practices without feeling anxious. All of these moments can lead to longterm progress.
The incorporation of the body in mental health treatment, in particular for clients who have experienced trauma, has been a necessary and exciting evolution in this field. As a psychotherapist that values and honors the body's responses to trauma and stress, the openness to body based modalities has been transformational.
I've found that bringing some of my key personality traits such as lightness and humor into my sessions, when appropriate, has helped to facilitate growth and healing in many of clients, especially for those who have experienced complex trauma.
Artists' mental health
Medical professionals' mental health
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Body image issues
Caregiver stress & support
College & graduate student issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Expressive Arts Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist
Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
IL, LCPC, 180010512
CA, LPCC, 11614
IL, LCPC, 180010512
MA, Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, Columbia College Chicago
MA, Cultural Project Management, Institute of Political Science (France)
Ashley Fargnoli, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC is a dance/movement therapist and psychotherapist specialized in working with populations who have undergone severe trauma. She has worked alongside refugees, immigrants, survivors of intimate partner violence, survivors of human trafficking, and LGBTQ communities. Ashley lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina for three years where she implemented numerous reconciliation projects as well as in Kolkata, India working alongside survivors of human trafficking. Ashley has additional training in yoga-informed psychotherapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, DBT and CBT. Ashley was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from October 2019-March 2020.
4313 N. Francisco Ave, Chicago, 60618, IL