Ashley Scelsa

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


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I find great joy and inspiration working with children, adolescents and young adults and families. I am convinced that this incredible opportunity to serve others chose me rather than the other way around, arising from life and professional experience and a natural passion to listen with care.

Over the last fifteen years, I have worked in both public and private school settings as a school social worker. I hope to provide you with support, promote self-advocacy, and assist you in reaching your goals within a space that is safe and welcoming. I offer guidance through life transitions and circumstances while helping you discover your own resilience in the midst.

The beauty of a flower is found in its resilience.

I often work alongside those who are navigating anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, trauma, grief, or complex interpersonal relationships. I am also passionate about working with autistic clients and those with other developmental disabilities or autoimmune disorders.

As part of your therapy, I may rely on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness practices, or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  I sometimes introduce social skills training, behavior modification, and sensory based practices into therapy when appropriate. And if you desire, I welcome the opportunity to bring your faith into our work together.

Those who know me describe me as positive, approachable and outgoing. I am committed to professional development as a means of providing you with the most up to date, effective treatment and care.  I also have a strong interest in facilitating groups and providing education to families to encourage a sense of community, inclusion and connectedness.


Master of Social Work, Aurora University
Master of Arts in special education leadership, Concordia University


Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Educator License (PEL) School Social Worker



I am a provider for BCBSIL PPO plans, Aetna, and I work with most insurance plans out of network.

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Ashley Scelsa, LCSW

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center
507 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream IL 60188

630-752-9750 ext 26


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