LaShawn Etheridge

Master of Jurisprudence: School of Law, Loyola University: Children’s Law and Policy 

Master of Arts: School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago:Clinical Social Work

Bachelor of Arts: Kalamazoo College: Human Development and Social Relations 2012 

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Domestic Abuse, Behavioral Issues

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Attachment Based

  • Psychodynamic

  • Play Therapy



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LaShawn Etheridge, LCSW 


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Ashe Counseling and Coaching. I am often described as warm, encouraging, joy-filled, and hopeful. My clients would describe me as caring and a cheerleader. I am an advocate for justice and my work as a professional lie at the intersection of healing and justice. 

I believe that healing is possible for all and that through the therapeutic relationship we can partner together in the healing journey. In my practice, I work to connect and understand my client’s issues so that they feel seen and heard.  My therapy style lends itself to a psychodynamic approach that encourages clients to reflect on their past experiences and their impact on current life functioning. Additionally, I use a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach to support clients in deconstructing irrational beliefs and developing a healthier sense of self. I am a trauma-focused therapist who supports clients in identifying and managing trauma triggers to improve well-being. 

I am originally from Detroit, Michigan but the South Side of Chicago has been my home for the past 10 years. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development & Social Relations at Kalamazoo College. I attended the University of Chicago for my Master’s in Social Work and Loyola University for my Master’s in Children’s Law & Policy.  

When I’m not working, I love wandering out in nature. You can find me riding my bike, finding a new walking path and daydreaming at the lakefront. I am a plant mom of 20+ plants and a proud auntie!

Insurance Accepted

Blue Cross Blue Sheild PPO