In Glennon Doyle’s book Untamed, she talks about breaking free from societal constraints in order to live her one life authentically. On page 201 she says, “The truth is that it matters not at all what you think of my life—but it matters supremely what you think of your own. Judgement is another cage we live in so we don’t have to feel, know, and imagine. Judgment is self-abandonment… You are here to decide if your life, relationships, and world are true and beautiful enough for you. And if they are not and you dare to admit they are not, you must decide if you have the guts, the right—perhaps even the duty—to burn to the ground that which is not true and beautiful enough and get started building what is. That is what I want to model now, because that is what I want for all of us. I want us all to grow so comfortable in our own feelings, our own Knowing, our own imagination that we become more committed to our own joy, freedom, and integrity than we are to manipulating what others think of us. I want us to refuse to betray ourselves. Because what the world needs right now in order to evolve is to watch one woman (human) at a time live her (or his) truest, most beautiful life without asking for permission or offering explanation” (p.201-202).
My name is Ashley, and I am a clinician who seeks to guide others into a closer relationship with their authentic selves. Through the lens of narrative therapy, I hope to create a therapeutic space where you can feel seen, heard, and respected. I am passionate about knowledge, culture, and diversity. My goal is to keep myself informed and in touch so that I can best serve those who walk through my office door. My clinical experiences have varied from community agency settings, acute care in a hospital setting, and now private practice. I am excited for the opportunity to join you on whatever part of the journey you are on in your one unique life.