About Dr. Ashley
My passion is to help children, teens and their families heal from trauma and life’s inevitable stressors. I work often with parents feeling overwhelmed by recent changes in their child’s behaviors and mood, as well as families who are worried and confused when their child is no longer acting like themselves.
If you are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or just confused, or if it feels like everything you do to try and help your child or teen contradicts the last approach you tried or makes things worse, I can offer help. I enjoy collaborating with parents to help them feel more in control during times when things feel out of control. My approach focuses on teaching you strategies to better understand and connect with your child.
I have a passion for working with children and their families, adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, learning and behavioral issues at school, posttraumatic stress as well as chronic and persistent mental illness. I also enjoy conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations to assess for learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety & mood disorders.
I make it my mission to create a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment for all of my clients, so that we can build an authentic connection that leads to individual and interpersonal change. I make every effort to work collaboratively with my clients because you are the best expert on you! You are unique and deserve more than a cookie-cutter approach, which is why I tailor each session to meet your needs and goals. This means I utilize several interventions and approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Dialectic Behavioral interventions, client-centered and interpersonal therapies, and other approaches based in science and research.
When I am not at the office, you can find me enjoying the beach, dabbling in photography, spending time with family, and spoiling my Persian cat Maui. If you have any questions or would like to discuss booking an appointment, please feel free to reach out to me for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.