Ashley has a relaxed, casual presence and believes that the therapist-client relationship is one of the most important parts of therapy. Ashley knows therapy is a journey for her clients and that she is along for the ride. She leans in with curiosity and playfulness in order to meet her clients where they are at now and to help them figure out where they want to go with the help of the therapeutic process. Ashley works with a facility dog named Jenga, who is a non-judgmental, quiet friend to talk to when it may be difficult to do so with your therapist.
Ashley works with a wide variety of people across the lifespan and specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ youth and their families. She offers individual and family therapy as well as group therapy to support teens and parents. Ashley is trained in multiple techniques in addition to talk therapy to help clients process experiences and build coping skills. She provides Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which is a focused treatment for trauma and other diagnoses. Sand Tray is a type of play therapy for all ages that utilizes small toys and figurines with a sandbox and helps clients express feelings without needing words.
Ashley is committed to disability justice and serves on the Board of Directors for Helping Paws, a nonprofit organization training and placing service dogs in our community. Ashley is a 3D printing enthusiast who has a passion for printing fidgets for the office and to share with anyone who will take them. Ashley is a widow who understands the experience of spousal loss. She enjoys spending time with her wife, their two dogs, and their cat. Her other interests include baking bread and entering it into the State Fair baking competition, gardening, talking to her vegetables, daytime fires, and hanging out in the backyard.