When I was a student at Auburn University, I struggled to find balance between academics, work, and social relationships. I know firsthand how difficult this phase in life can be. Some struggle with the initial transition to college, others struggle to maintain their college experience, and then others find it most difficult to move to their next step beyond their degree. It can be helpful to talk with someone who is objective. I am interested in hearing about your experience and learning about your goals and the areas where you are being challenged. Sometimes it is about surviving and learning to cope. Other times it’s about setting realistic goals and being accountable for reasonable progress. Still other times it may be about identifying bad habits, toxic people, or a wrong direction and creating change. Regardless of your specific experience and process, I hope you will find support and encouragement when we meet.
As a wife and working mother, I am passionate about supporting women through the good, the bad, and the heartbreaking experiences life has to offer. Depression and anxiety can be lonely. Many women feel alone in their struggling with the most basic parts of daily life. I want you to know that you are not alone. You may not be the person you once knew yourself to be, but I assure you, you can find the best version of yourself!
I feel especially drawn to serve women though loss and grief. This often takes on many forms, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. What is most important is how you cope. Often that happens one day at a time and takes a lot of effort. Whether you are grieving the loss of a pregnancy, a child, a loved one, a job, a relationship, a career, or a lifestyle, I want to help you find hope.
She wasn’t born in Auburn but she got here as quickly as she could! Ashley attended Auburn University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social work. She earned her Master’s degree at Florida State University. The letters after her name mean Master of Social Work, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and Private Independent Practitioner.
Ashley continues to contribute to the advancement of the social work profession through her membership with the Clinical Social Work Association, adjunct teaching at Auburn University, and licensing supervision for lower level social workers. Ashley invests in the local community through her work with a non-profit she founded — Cradled Hearts. Through this organization, Ashley offers support services to families facing pregnancy loss and infant death. Additionally, Ashley serves as a volunteer for Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama.
Ashley lives in Auburn with her husband and children. They enjoy being outdoors, cheering for Auburn, and sipping on Toomer’s Drug’s famous lemonade.
Ashley focuses her practice on women 18-45 years old typically struggling with:
- Life Transition
- Pregnancy Related Depression and Anxiety
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss
- Birth Trauma