Everyone is unique and presents their own challenges. You may feel disorganized, and unsure how to feel secure throughout your day. Or, you might experience anxiety in your body and feel unsure why. You might even feel that you don’t feel like the person that you want to be. My goal is to walk with you on your journey, and help you to achieve your goals. Throughout our sessions, I will ask you to walk through your experiences with me, and I can guide you through your emotions. We can plan together on how to move forward in the short and/or the long run. You deserve to be heard. And, whatever you are or have experienced, whatever you’re feeling about it is valid and understandable. I will provide a safe and genuine space for where we can work collaboratively, so that you will come away with a few new tools to use, and learn a few new skills to be the person you want to be.
Ashley earned a BEd in 2010 and quickly earned her Guidance Qualification in 2011 (OCT certified). Her passion for young people was evident, and thrived while helping them through their struggles. After being a teacher, social worker, and guidance counsellor for a number of years, she completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Since then, she has been practicing privately and with an NPO working with youth.
Individuals (youth age 10-30, neurodivergents), Groups, Couples, Families.
Types of therapy
Narrative, Existential, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with a Strengths-Based and Trauma Informed Approach, and an Anti Oppressive Practice.
ADD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Domestic and/or sexual abuse, Fertility, Grief and loss, Parenting challenges, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Questioning gender and/or sexuality, Sleep issues/insomnia, Stress, Systemic discrimination, Various Anxiety Disorders (social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, selective mutism, trichotillomania, etc.)
More than just my work
I practice yoga often for my mind and my body. I’m also an excellent cook and baker; I used to run a home vegan bakery. Music is part of me: I love listening (especially on vinyl), singing, or playing, and I’m a concert junkie.