Ashley Annestedt, LCSW

Social Worker
130 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Narrative of Services:

My practice focuses solely on the treatment of OCD and related disorders. I treat patients across the lifespan beginning at age 6. I offer sessions through a secure video conferencing system, so people in all parts of Australia can access effective care. Sessions are conducted in the comfort of your home and can diminish the cost and time of driving to appointments. Feel free to contact me for a no-cost 15 minute video consultation to discuss your needs or the needs of your child.

My clinical practice is focused on OCD and related disorders, includes Tics/Tourette and Body Focused Repetitive Behavior. I provide evidence based treatments such as Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) and the ComB model for BFRBs such as Trichotillomania and Skin Picking.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: Yes

Training Description:

I am clinical therapist whose interests and treatment methods lie heavily in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy specific to OCD and Anxiety. I completed my graduate fellowship at the University of Tennessee Center for Developmental Disabilities in the US and am a BTTI graduate. I have been featured in various publications, news program, podcasts and the like. While physically located in USA and licensed in 6 states, I see patients across Australia and in various countries around the world. I feel a good clinician never stops learning and I keep up to date on all research.

Diversity Statement:

I have extensive experience working with diverse populations. I currently treat patients on 6 continents, including native tribes, international communities, and did extensive work in East Africa over the course of 2 years. I am educated and sensitive to cultural issues and their interplay with treatment.