Ashley Flynn is the Clinical Director at the Boston Child Study Center and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As the Clinical Director, Ashley will be one of the first points of contact for new families seeking services at BCSC. Ashley’s goal during the registration process is for new patients and families to feel comforted by and confident in the staff and services BCSC offers. She strives to balance warmth and understanding with the delivery of important information about the practice and logistics of the steps involved in obtaining treatment at BCSC.
Ashley is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy for PTSD (DBT-PE and DBT PTSD), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Exposure Therapy (ERP), which enhances her ability to effectively provide families with information in her role as Clinical Director. Ashley has a particular knack for working with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, emotional difficulties, interpersonal problems, and trauma. She is skilled at establishing rapport and connecting quickly with patients which creates a solid foundation for engaging in the difficult emotional work that comes with being in therapy.
Ashley earned her Master’s degree at Yeshiva University in New York City and completed her pre-graduate training through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, and Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. She completed her pre-licensure experience at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT where she served as a lead clinician for the pediatric and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units. Prior to her time at BCSC, Ashley was the behavioral health consultant in various primary care practices associated with the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s (PPOC) through Boston Children’s Hospital. While working in the primary care setting she integrated care within a multidisciplinary model of medicine, school, and community providers. Ashley is a member of the professional organization MaMHCA and continues to work closely with her graduate school, mentoring students and new clinicians in behavioral health.