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About Ashley

I'm so glad you're here.

You might be reading this because you have experienced trauma and are ready to begin a journey towards healing. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety or depression and need tools to help you cope. Maybe you are feeling stuck in your life, marriage, or job, and want support making a change. Maybe you are just curious about what therapy might be like and want to know more. Regardless of your reasons, taking the first step towards healing and change takes strength and bravery.

I am here because I know everyone is capable of change, and because I believe that the burdens of life were not meant to be navigated alone. I am honored to be a trusted part of my client's lives and to witness growth and wellness unfold. My goal is to guide you with compassion and empathy on your healing journey.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over a decade of experience in the field of mental health. My passion is working with people who have experienced trauma, who are adjusting to or living with chronic illness and pain, and who are navigating life changes. I help individuals, couples, and families through immediate crisis and ongoing challenges to identify and achieve their unique goals. I have experience treating first responders, medical professionals, and their families, and am committed to helping those whose careers are on the front lines of helping others. 


My experience extends from individual and family therapy, to working in a trauma intensive care unit, to the emergency department, to domestic violence survivor advocacy.  I have been present with people in all stages of grief, trauma, illness, and addiction, and have guided people toward healing and change, honoring their pace and readiness. It has been my honor to witness growth and healing as it occurs, and to participate in the process. 

I bring a warm, empathetic, and open approach to counseling, offering a safe space and acceptance from the moment you walk through the door. I use mindfulness, somatic healing techniques, EMDR, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to guide you on your journey of self-discovery. 

I recognize that you are the expert on your own life and believe that there is more than one path to healing.  I will help you determine your goals and will walk alongside you to get you where you want to be. I strive to create a genuine bond based on mutual respect, honesty, and empathy, with people from all walks of life. 

I believe every person is worthy of love and happiness and has the ability to make changes and improve their lives, selves, and relationships. My job is to help you get where you want to be. If you’re ready, please call or email me and I will be honored to help you find your way.


Trainings, Certifications, and Affiliations

Domestic Violence Survivor Advocate (2009)

Motivational Interviewing (2014)

EMDR Basic Training (2023)


First Responder Support Network Clinician Volunteer (2023--current)


Master of Social Work (MSW)

San Diego State University, 2015

Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Studies

University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010

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