"May you always pursue the narrow path, a life that calls for something more. And not perfection, but fullness, something deeper, beyond the shore."
Morgan Harper Nichols
I am so glad you are here. Showing up to take ownership of your life is hard work. Before you even take this step, you are making it known that you envision something different for your life. How bold. Thank you for joining me in the legion of the bold. Grab a seat and let's talk.
WORK WITH ME
HI, I'M ASHLEY
I want to join you in building a world full of connected, alive, brave people. I have been working in mental health as a therapist for over 10 years (and probably before that, based on my intuition, and reimbursed with mixed tapes). This is my passion. I will diligently advocate for open communication with the vital parts of yourself that you have lost touch with. The things that feel too ambiguous to name, much less learn from, are where the magic happens. I am here to help you feel fully connected. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider, I want to uncover an understanding of your thoughts, feelings, body and behaviors. I want to help you build healthy relationships with self, friends, family and the world as it is today. These efforts will provide healing and direction from the untouched past. I also have a special interest in addressing activist anxiety and eco anxiety. I am not the Oz behind the curtain, and you will know exactly how to recreate this magic whenever life throws you the next curve ball, as it always does.
Connect & Create
All of you is welcome here. The complicated and sometimes contradictory parts of yourself are embraced here. Would you like a trained and empathetic support to gain insight into your inner world? Would you like more insight into the ways the world at large and the context of your life can support change or maintain stability for helpful and unhelpful patterns? Would you like to build tools to respond with intentional rather than reacting based on habits is difficult. I am here to help you find the way. through structured skill building and deep inner work. The map you will build through deeper awareness gives you an understanding of the dynamic messages you have been living by. With this combination of emotional awareness and personalized tools, you can create a wholehearted life. You will have the tangible tools to deconstruct and rebuild as life changes. I will give you the understanding and direction that will connect you to your truest self.
Partners & Family
Do you feel like something is out of sync in your relationship? I will help you draw from the wholeness of your experience to connect with compassion to your important person. Do you want a stabilizing force to help move toward the painful but necessary parts of connection. In relationship counseling, we will start our process with an understanding of the individuals involved. Self-soothing plays a vital role in healthy relationships. Additionally, I plan to witness many difficult conversations. With a deep understanding of the individuals, I can intervene in real-time to actively disrupt old patterns and create the relationship you are seeking. In this real-time intervention and soothing, you can learn the rhythm of a productive conversation and replicate it at home. Relational friction is the natural biproduct of showing up as fully human. Congrats on showing up and being known enough to create friction. Not everyone can bear the weight of of their full humanity. Great work already. I hope to teach new skills of engaging with each other’s humanity that will lead to an unconditionally loving, supportive relationship. You will build your toolbox, lean into awkward conversations and learn how to be resilient. There will be homework. But successful relationships are built on dedication and love. I am affirming of any and all respectful relationship configurations. Love is love.
Rest, Alignment & Joy
Change makers do not always have to be activists. In my work I aim to support all versions of creating change so that this world reflects the work we are doing to unravel the history of hate, power over, and exceptionalism that was handed to us. Change making requires all lanes to move forward at the rate our planet and marginalized communities deserve and require. If you are a parent fighting for an inclusive library at you local PTA, I see you making change. If you are organizer racial justice continuously calling community together, I see you making change. If you gather supplies to support rallies and protests for gun regulation, I see you making change. If you send art work to support your local Women's Health Clinic, I see you making change. If you have marker stained hands from sign making and know the taste of tear gas, I see you making change. If you have a native garden for pollinators, I see you making change. And so many more ways to create a world based on intentionality and connection to our selves and the world around us. This is hard work. Resiliency in the face of a world afraid of change is no small task. I will be in your corner to advocate for a sustainable activism that adapts as your needs do. A complex system that allows for rest, play and alignment. You can build activism that fits for you. I would love to help with that.