About

PHILOSOPHY

 

“I believe every situation and life circumstance is an unforeseen opportunity. When I work with an individual, I guide them in understanding their next steps, truth and purpose. I also recognize the importance of the connection and integration of the mind, body and spirit in increasing one’s quality of life.”

Dr. Davis 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, exploring 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 one’s life.  It is truly amazing what can happen in my office when a person makes a choice to open to something new.”

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

Dr. Davis’s clinical experience includes working therapeutically with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups in a variety of therapeutic settings all over the country. She has had the opportunity to work in community mental health, hospitals, inpatient substance abuse programs, long-term residential and wilderness therapy programs, and she maintained a private practice for 7 years in Colorado before moving to Vermont. Dr. Davis has used various evidence-based therapies including CBT, DBT, and EMDR with clients with a broad range of presenting problems. She combines her extensive education, clinical experience, and spiritual training when working with clients. Additionally, she has a wide-range of involvement over the years volunteering time for organizations including Children’s Hospital, Rosehedge AIDS hospice, the YMCA, YWCA, rape crisis hotlines and Planned Parenthood.

Previously, Dr. Davis worked as a teacher for an early intervention program for abused, neglected and drug-impacted children from ages one month to five years in Seattle. She worked in a residential program in New York City, and a wilderness therapy program in North Carolina with adolescents. In Colorado, she had the opportunity to work for the YMCA organizing, facilitating and administratively supporting teen programs and activities. Ashley worked in a hospital setting providing emotional support and counseling to patients and families as a chaplain at Boulder Community Hospital. Ashley also worked in the Adams County School District working with adolescents and their families as a psychotherapist. While there, she provided direct mental health clinical assessment and treatment to adolescents and their families in a public school.

During her doctoral studies in Colorado, Dr. Davis completed two years at the Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research Training Program, that emphasized relational/psychodynamic approaches, and was a community based mental health program offering brief solution-focused psychotherapy and long-term counseling and assessment to underserved and under-privileged adolescents, adults, couples and families. Ashley worked at the Psychological Assessment & Treatment Health Services Center (PATHS), and Neuropsychological Testing and Consulting Services providing psychological testing with children and adults.  For her internship, she worked in a community mental health setting in Indiana at Regional Mental Health Center.

EDUCATION

Dr. Davis 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. Ashley then chose to return to school for her Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology through Fielding Graduate University focusing on childhood trauma and self-efficacy.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Dr. Davis 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. Ashley also received a certification in Trauma-Specific Psychotherapy and Attachment-Focused Psychotherapy from the Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research. Ashley stays current with research and evidenced-based therapeutic practices through ongoing professional training.

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 completed a 3-year advanced healing program through The Inner Connection Institute in Denver, Colorado, received Reiki level one and two training, and became a Matrix Energetics practitioner. She completed a 2-year advanced program through Asclepion based out of California with John Fulton. Ashley has attended workshops and additional trainings with James Van Praagh, Prageet & Julieanne, Matt Kahn, Lee Carroll, and has traveled to Brazil to see John of God. 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

Prageet & Julieanne www.stargateexperience.com

Matt Kahn www.truedivinenature.com

Lee Carroll www.kryon.com