Ashley Patrice FargnoliLCPC, LPCC

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What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

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.

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

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.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

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)


General Expertise



Work Stress


Body image issues

Caregiver stress & support

Chronic pain

College & graduate student issues

In-Network Insurance





First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Expressive Arts Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Multicultural Therapy

Training / Certifications

Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist

Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Yoga-informed Psychotherapy

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy


  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 180010512
  • California, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, 11614
  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 180010512


MA, Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, Columbia College Chicago

MA, Cultural Project Management, Institute of Political Science (France)

Work History

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