Ashley Shankar, Counselling Therapist

Ashley Shankar RSW, has a BA degree in Criminology, as well as a Masters of Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She is a fully licenced Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW).

Ashley has extensive experience working with clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds including youth, adults, and families. Ashley has over fifteen years of experience working within the criminal justice and mental health system. Ashley provides counselling and treatment for those living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, has supervised field placement students, and supported families seeking to adopt children.

In her practice, Ashley uses a combination of Cognitive based therapies and Emotionally Focused Therapy to support clients presenting with concerns related to low mood, anxiety, school or work stress, chronic pain management, and relationship issues.

Sometimes life circumstances have led us to develop limiting beliefs and negative thought processes which block us from reaching our goals and living our dreams. Ashley collaborates in partnership with her clients to overcome these barriers to achieve healing and growth. Ashley passionately believes that every individual has the innate capacity to lead fulfilling lives with meaning and purpose.

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Head Office: 
778-288-8361 (Call or Text)


Mailing Address:
2117885 6th Street, Burnaby, V3N 3N4



Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm

Therapy hours:
7 days per week;
8 am – 10 pm by appointment 

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