About Dr. McCargo
Dr. McCargo (aka Dr. Ashlee) is a licensed psychologist in both New York (023569) and Maryland (06201), with a background in Counseling Psychology. She is a specialist in diversity, holistic wellness and empowerment. Dr. McCargo is trained within a number of evidence-based treatment modalities and primarily works within a multi-theoretical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic and Multicultural framework. In private practice, she provides individual therapy to adults. Her areas of clinical expertise include:
Depression and other mood disorders
Family of origin concerns
Identity development challenges
Struggles with self-worth
Dr. McCargo earned her undergraduate degrees at Penn State University where she triple majored in Psychology, Spanish and International Studies. She earned her Master’s and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Akron. Her research centered around the unique experiences of Black women, namely concerning femininity and gendered-racial stereotypes related to mental health, stress and coping, and culturally-tailored prevention and intervention methods. Dr. McCargo completed an APA-accredited internship at American University Counseling Center in Washington, D.C. and her postdoctoral fellowship in Trauma and Somatic Studies at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Prior to private practice, she was the Coordinator for Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Initiatives at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus. She has facilitated a number of presentations and workshops to universities, community groups and organizations, on various psychological topics centered on diversity, social justice and anti-racism. Below is a selection of recent topics that she has presented: Navigating Racial Trauma, Anti-Racism Training, Stress and Self-Care, and Identity Based Stressors and Mental Health.