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Ashley Ransley, LLMSW

Clinical Therapist, Eating Disorders

Ashley Ransley (she/her/hers) received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University. After graduate school, she worked in a partial hospitalization program in Southeast Michigan before returning to West Michigan to focus on treating those struggling with eating disorders. She began working for Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (now Sanford CTED) in 2015. Ashley has been the program coordinator for the intensive outpatient program (IOP) since 2016. And she will also coordinate the upcoming Sanford CTED partial hospitalization program (PHP).

Ashley has a passion for understanding and treating people with eating disorders. She recognizes that each person struggling with an eating disorder is a suffering individual who is struggling to understand their own needs and how to communicate these needs effectively.

She is passionate about remaining current on eating disorder research and uses a combination of the following in her practice with outpatient, IOP, & PHP:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (CBT-AR)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Neuroplasticity, mindfulness, and various types of meditations

In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, seeing friends and family, spending time outdoors, watching documentaries, DIY projects, and listening to music. She also has four feline “fur-babies” who she adores.

Ashley says, “Certainty is the enemy of growth. Real change happens when we embrace the unknown and learn to turn into anxiety—rather than away from it. I am honored to be a part of your recovery journey and empower you to strengthen your muscle of vulnerability.”