Ashley Annestedt, LCSW

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Clinical Expertise

Ashley Annestedt, LCSW is the owner and clinical director of Beyond Borders CBT. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) permanently licensed in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho & Tennessee.

She has devoted her career to the evidence based treatment of OCD, Tourette, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Ashley has been in practice for 11 years, 6 of those offering teletherapy.

In addition to her practice, she speaks at various conferences, supervises interns, facilitates trainings, and serves as a residential therapist for mental health related camps around the world. She also contributes to media outlets such as Huffington Post & Bustle providing accurate information and removing stigma around mental health.

Prior to entering private practice, Ashley was a faculty member at the University of Tennessee where she trained multi-disciplinary teams on pediatric anxiety, neurodiverse parenting & more. She is passionate about increasing access to quality mental health care around the globe and is currently working on relevant projects in the US, Mexico, and Brazil.

Education

Ashley received her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis then accepted a life-changing opportunity to work in East Africa. The experience in Africa was the catalyst for her interest in OCD & related disorder. Returning to the US, she then received her graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Tennessee where she was a national LEND fellow (Leadership & Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) and received comprehensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The learning and growth of a competent clinician is never-ending. Ashley continues to take part in conferences and training, while also staying up-to-date on research pertinent to her areas of specialization.

Personal

Ashley is married with two school aged children. Her family splits their time between Evergreen, Colorado and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where they are learning Spanish. Ashley is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys camping, hiking, and international travel, as well as cooking and reading.

Ashley Annestedt, LCSW

Our 10 year old daughter pulled out her eyelashes since she was in preschool. It was something we learned to live with, but as our daughter aged, she asked for help to stop. We found Ashley and our daughter was pull-free in about 8 weeks. Our daughter has so much more confidence now, not only because she now has her beautiful eye lashes back but because she feels a sense of control over this behavior.

— Lisa K.

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