About us

Working with Ashley

I am here to walk with you. We’re not meant to travel through this life alone.

On my life’s journey, I’ve needed people to walk with me, and I believe everyone does at some point. We need the gifts, tools, support, and perspectives of others. It’s part of our greater connection as humans. It’s how we grow, evolve, and heal. 

My goal is to help you accept and love every part of who you are as you become your authentic self.

 

Sometimes we may need to be reminded that we are worthy of being seen, held, and loved for who we are and where we are, no matter how it looks. Sometimes, we need to dive deeper into ourselves — our meaning, purpose, beliefs, barriers, traumas, and gifts. Combining spiritual and energetic healing with traditional counseling offers us more avenues to do so in an empowering and transformative way.

My practice has a primary focus on trauma. Not just the major trauma most of us think of when we hear the word “trauma,” but the traumatic responses from “normal” life experiences. We interpret and file information from traumatic experiences in our bodies. If we are sensitive by nature, it’s critical to know how to manage this information in a healthy way. A considerable part of my practice is working with other empaths on learning how to understand and manage their sensitivities so that they can claim their empathic gifts.

Mental & Spiritual Health:

  • MSW (Master’s in Social Work), University of Montana 2010, licensed LICSW in the state of Washington
  • Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Counseling
  • Spiritual- Ordained Minister and Spiritual Healer, People of the Heart
  • Training in Celtic Pagan and Andean Mesa Shamanic traditions

Working with Conan

My approach to counseling is integrative, focusing on physical, mental, and spiritual health.

I’ve chosen this approach because I’ve come to recognize that we all need support, and we all face challenges that can interfere with how we feel about ourselves and the world around us.

Because we’re continually learning and growing throughout our lives, we may have had encounters that blurred our vision of ourselves. The culture and environment we’ve lived in may have left negative imprints—causing us to feel less than, sick, or even broken. So sorting through these experiences enables us to rediscover who we are. We’ll do this by reflecting on critical aspects of your life using a comprehensive process.

You are the expert in your life and equipped with the strengths and tools to use as a foundation for personal growth. During our sessions, we’ll partner together to bring a clear picture of your true Self. We’ll explore the best way to incorporate life skills and self-care into your daily practice and provide you with the tools needed to support your personal goals. Your strengths will come into focus, and you’ll uncover obstacles getting in the way of experiencing the fullness of life. My goal is to help you find the confidence and skills to be authentically you. So you can make decisions that fit your values and vision and enjoy healthy relationships in every area of your life.

Mental Health:

  • MSW (Master’s in Social Work), Walla Walla University 2010
  • Nationally recognized Lead Training Specialist for the University of Maryland School of Social Work 2015-2020
  • Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Coach Trainer, CCAR 2012
  • Nationally Certified Wrap-Around Process Mentor, Vroon Vandenberg LLC. 2013
  • Director of Family Based Services, Full Circle Counseling Solutions, Missoula, MT 2006-2011
  • Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Counseling