Hey there, my name is Ashley Kansinally. I created Blossom and Grow Wellness Center because I wanted to help women who felt stagnant continue to grow and develop into the women they aspired to be. Working with women has always been a passion of mine and nothing is more beautiful to me than the ability to create and bring babies into this world. The privilege of being able to create and bring life into this world also comes with its challenges. Some of those challenges may fall under what some know as the “baby blues,” but sometimes those challenges last a lot longer and are more severe. Often times when this happens people ignore the signs or do not realize the seriousness of the symptoms and unfortunately, this leaves many women struggling silently and without help. On top of that, there is a huge stigma around asking for help with a new baby and difficulty bonding with your newborn. That is why I have decided to dedicate my therapy work to focus on perinatal mood disorders (postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and more) and strictly work with women.
I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland with 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I have a certificate of completion in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from Postpartum Support International and have completed substantial training in trauma-informed care. I was born in New York, attended undergraduate school in Connecticut and obtained a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
I have been a group fitness instructor, a novice gardener and resident of Maryland since I moved here in 2014. I have enjoyed my time in Baltimore so much that I have decided to stay in the DMV area!
I love animals and at one point considered a career as a veterinarian; instead I opted to adopt a dog. I also considered a career as a psychiatrist but ultimately decided on being a therapist because I enjoy helping people think through their situations and learn how to cope with and improve their circumstances.