Ashley Nahai, LMFT received her BA in Psychology from UCLA in 2010 and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012.
During her undergraduate studies, Ashley served as a research assistant at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, where she assisted with assessments of study participants and compiling research data. In addition to her studies and research position, she co-authored a journal article that was published in the Journal of Social Influence. Ashley’s graduate studies at USC focused on the relationship between trauma and substance abuse, as well as theories of counseling, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. Ashley completed her practicum training at the CLARE Foundation in Santa Monica, a residential substance abuse facility, where she received training in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 12-step oriented treatment.
Following her practicum, Ashley served as the Counseling Director at Beit T’Shuvah, a residential substance abuse facility in West Los Angeles, for over 5 years. In this position, she created and oversaw daily programming for over 100 residents, as well as supervised substance abuse counselors and program technicians. Additionally, she provided individual and group psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling, as well as facilitated family therapy groups and sessions. Following her tenure at Beit T’Shuvah, Ashley served as the Director of Mentoring and Family Programming at Transcend Recovery Community. In this position, Ashley directed and supervised case management services for over 60 clients and families, led clinical trainings and supervision for all case managers, and led family therapy workshops for clients and their families. Currently, Ashley runs a private practice in Los Angeles where she provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families. Ashley believes in the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship and in the ability of every person to heal and recovery.