Jeanette Ashworth



My approach is compassionate, caring, collaborative, trauma-informed, and deeply respectful of clients. I work with children, teens, and adults with a range of mental health and life issues. In addition, I provide therapy for parents and caretakers who would like caregiver support and who may be dealing with issues of self-care, identity, relationships, or long-term life vision. Working with children, adolescents, and young adults has been deeply meaningful. I am happy to work with clients of any identity. Working with you as your therapist or provider would be my privilege and honor. Telehealth appointments or in-office appointments are available.

I have a strong interest and commitment to working with autistic and neurodivergent clients. I recognize that girls, women, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ clients on the autism spectrum have often been underserved in many traditional mental health settings. I believe I have a depth of insight with a strong awareness that members of the neurodivergent community can live their happiest and best lives and flourish.

I come from a strengths-based, trauma-informed, solutions-focused, and culturally sensitive orientation to your specific goals while bringing therapeutic strategies and modalities to help address your needs. I have experience working in psychiatric, residential, agency, and private practice settings. I have an interdisciplinary doctorate with a psychology specialization in addition to a master’s degree in community counseling. I have held a credential as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors since 1994. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington. I am an avid life-long learner and continually seek additional opportunities to expand my range of evidence-based therapeutic strategies and services. I have taught psychology and human services for undergraduate and graduate college students, supervised an internship program in three communities, and served on a dissertation committee. I have also led stress management and mindfulness-based workshops and retreats. 

I care deeply about mental health at the individual, community, population, and global levels. Volunteering for Washington State Special Olympics, the USA Special Olympics, the Washington Autism Alliance, the ARC of King County, accessibility committees, and youth and women’s programs in Africa has deeply enriched my life. I am also a collaborator for the CGCC, a video game coding camp for high school students on the autism spectrum.

In my free time, I love spending time out in nature, doing activities with close friends, reading books, watching movies, enjoying time as a parent, playing with my toy poodles, and learning more about technology, media, and the study of happiness, and flourishing.

It is truly my honor and privilege to serve clients with psychotherapy and evaluation services at the Sandbox Therapy Group. The mission, vision, and work of co-founder Dr. Anna DiNoto and the STG Team has deeply inspired me.


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Care for Caretakers & Parents

  • Career or Vocational

  • College Readiness / Success

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Life Transitions


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD)
  • Autism in girls and women
  • Autism across the lifespan
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Care for Caretakers & Parents
  • Care for Clinicians
  • Career & Vocational
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • College Readiness/Success
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Giftedness
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Meaning and Purpose
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Twice-Exceptional
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

Types of Therapy Offered:

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Adlerian

  • Attachment-based

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Eclectic

  • Expressive Arts

  • Existential

  • Family Systems

  • Humanistic

  • Integrative

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness-Based

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Multicultural

  • Narrative

  • Person-Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Psychodynamic

  • Somatic

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma-Informed


  • Individual
  • Family

Age Specialty:

  • Elders (65+)

  • Adults

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

  • Children (6 to 10)