top view photo of yellow flowerAshley helps her clients find healing, hope and transformation in their lives using tools she has studied and used herself for decades. She has a graduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and she earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University.

Ashley has studied in the Science of Happiness program at UC-Berkeley, and she’s facilitated groups for Rebuilders, a divorce and relationship-loss seminar. She completed her clinical internship at Boulder Integrated Health, specializing in addiction and mental health challenges. She is trained as a yoga instructor, a Brainspotting practitioner (a powerful form of trauma therapy that evolved from EMDR), and she is an AcuDetox specialist, certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.

Ashley has taught classes and workshops at conferences, schools and colleges for over 20 years, and her writing is published in literary journals and magazines including SF Yoga Magazine and The Denver Post. She completed her Ashtanga yoga teacher training in 2002 with Richard Freeman, which made a profound impact on her life, sparking her passion for mindfulness-based healing practices.

Read her essay on the healing power of a writing practice in Elephant Journal here: The Power of a Writing Practice

Watch her discuss writing as a tool to process grief for the American Alpine Club, Climbing Grief Fund hereWriting as a Tool to Process Grief