Location: Northbrook
Specialization: Children, Adolescents, Adults
Ashley Plotnick, LCSW, Psychotherapist at Wellington Counseling Group.

Ashley Plotnick, LCSW



Ashley is a relationship-centered therapist who also draws upon family systems theory in her work with adults and teens. Ashley believes that the therapeutic relationship must foster a sense of warmth, authenticity, and acceptance, enabling clients to bring their full selves to the work, creating deeper awareness and a more connected, lived experience. Ashley's varied life experience has taught her that integration is essential on our journey toward wholeness. In this way, she creates a safe space for people to bring the many aspects of their own selves—social, emotional, spiritual, and sexual—to the therapy process. Ashley’s extensive training in mindfulness practice enables her to hold each person’s story with compassion and to meet them with presence.

A lifelong learner, Ashley holds masters’ degrees in Human Sexuality Education and Social Work from Widener University, as well as Jewish Studies from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is a trained Spiritual Director, and is currently a doctoral student at Claremont School of Theology.  Ashley also holds certificates in social-emotional learning and grief support.

When not in her clinical role at WCG, Ashley is the Director of Congregational Learning at Makom Solel Lakeside. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, meditating, dancing, and most importantly, being with friends and family.