About

PHILOSOPHY

 

“I work with people in taking their next steps through determining what is their truth. I recognize the importance of the connection and integration of the mind, body and spirit in increasing ones quality of life.  I believe every situation and life circumstance is an unforeseen opportunity.”

Ashley recognizes the client’s innate ability to heal. She does not interpret or pass judgment, but rather acts as a witness and as a guide to facilitate an individual coming home to themselves and their way of being in the world.  She holds the space for healing to take place.  Ashley has committed her life to healing, developing her spirituality, and gathering understanding and knowledge through academia and continuous training.

“I am honored to work with those that want to make shifts in life, explore old patterns and beliefs that no longer work, and those who seek greater insight and self-awareness.  This is when the magic really begins in ones life.  It is truly amazing what can happen in my office when a person makes a choice to open to something new and potentially unexplored.”

Clients who want to experience more self-awareness and understanding can find this through psychotherapy and intuitive sessions.  Ashley can support an individual seeking to grow and live more fully, reduce stress or anxiety, manage anger and rage, and cope with major life transitions.  She integrates many different modalities in her sessions to fully support her clients in what is needed in the moment.

EXPERIENCE

Ashley’s clinical experience includes working therapeutically with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups in a variety of therapeutic settings.  She has worked in the Adams County School District working with adolescents and their families.  While there, she provided direct mental health clinical assessment and treatment to adolescents and their families in a public school.  Ashley had the opportunity to work for the YMCA organizing, facilitating and administratively supporting teen programs and activities.  This included acting as a liaison between Boulder Valley School District and Youth and Government programs.  Ashley also has worked as a chaplain at Boulder Community Hospital, counseling and supporting individuals and families dealing with grief and loss issues.

Previously, Ashley worked in long-term residential programs and wilderness therapy programs.  She also worked as a teacher for an early intervention program for abused, neglected and drug-impacted children from ages one month to five years.  Ashley’s has had the opportunity to volunteer for organizations including Children’s Hospital, Rosehedge AIDS hospice, the YMCA, YWCA, rape crisis hotlines and Planned Parenthood.

EDUCATION

Ashley has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies at Hamilton College in New York.  She received her Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she focused on developmental and child psychology, trauma, attachment, as well as family systems.  She currently is working on her PhD through Fielding Graduate University in Clinical Psychology.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Ashley completed a 2-year training at the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado where she received certification as a Gestalt Psychotherapist. In addition, she is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist in EMDR, is trained in Experiential Play Therapy, and was a Love & Logic Trainer in Northglenn, Colorado.  Ashley has completed some additional advanced training through the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies and is currently working towards her EMDRIA Consultant Certification.

INTUITIVE TRAINING

Ashley’s spiritual training includes completion of a 3-year seminary program through The Church of Inner Light in Boulder, Colorado where she became a Licensed Minister in 2004.  To further her spiritual training, Ashley completed a four-part apprenticeship program with Michael Tamura in Mount Shasta, California and has since participated in advanced training weekend workshops.  She then went on to complete a 3-year advanced healing program through The Inner Connection Institute in Denver, Colorado.  Ashley also received Reiki level one and two training and became a Matrix Energetics practitioner.  She recently completed a 2-year advanced program through Asclepion based out of California with John Fulton.  Ashley has been giving intuitive readings and spiritual healings since 2002.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association www.apa.org

EMDRIA International Association www.emdria.org

ISNR International Society For Neurofeedback & Research www.isnr.org

Academic Training

Fielding Graduate University www.fielding.edu

Naropa University www.naropa.edu

Hamilton College, New York www.hamilton.edu

Harvard University, Massachusetts www.harvard.edu

Lesley College, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, Massachusetts www.lesley.edu

Queen Mary, University of London, London www.qmul.ac.uk

Kenyon College, Ohio www.kenyon.edu

Lakeside School, Washington www.lakesideschool.org

University Preparatory Academy, Washington  www.universityprep.org

Therapeutic Training

Gestalt Institute of the Rockies www.gestaltoftherockies.com

EMDR www.emdr.com

EMDRIA www.emdria.org

Spiritual Training

Church of Inner Light, Psychic Horizons www.psychichorizonscenter.org

Michael Tamura www.michaeltamura.com

Aesclepion  www.aesclepion.com

Church of Infinite Spirit, Inner Connection Institute www.innerconnection.org

Richard Bartlett www.matrixenergetics.com

James Van Praagh www.vanpraagh.com

John of God www.johnofgod.com

Prague & Julieanne www.stargateexperience.com

Matt Kahn www.truedivinenature.com

Lee Carroll www.kryon.com