Ashley Fargnoli, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, LPCC is a dance/movement therapist and psychotherapist specialized in working in conflict affected areas and with communities who have undergone severe trauma, as well as people with OCD. She has worked alongside refugees, immigrants, survivors of intimate partner violence,survivors of human trafficking, and LGBTQ+ communities. She has presented her work in the US and internationally in Switzerland, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal; most notably at the National Refugee and Immigrant conference, the American Dance Therapy Association, and at the Alliance for Women Scholars and Scientists. Ashley has also taught Expressive Arts Therapy at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Ashley lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina for three years where she implemented numerous dance reconciliation projects as well as integration projects for Roma youth. In 2008, Ashley spent eight months in Kolkata, India working with Kolkata Sanved and learning about the use of DMT for psychosocial rehabilitation for survivors of human trafficking.  Ashley is co-directing and producing a film about this organization’s innovative DMT program. Ashley is an alumna of the MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Columbia College, Chicago, holds a MA in Cultural Project Management from the Institute of Political Studies (France), and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. Ashley was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from October 2019-March 2020.

I am currently seeing a limited number of clients remotely in Illinois and California in private practice. Please email me for availability: or visit my Alma profile

I take the following insurances:
Optum/United Health 

For out of pocket clients, please read the Good Faith Estimate. 

I focus on serving the following populations who have experienced trauma:

-mental health professionals
-healthcare workers
-first generation young adults
-refugees and immigrants
-people with OCD

Privacy Practices 

Illinois license #180.010512
CA License #11614