Ashley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S. in Counseling, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from California State University, Fullerton. Ashley has been practicing in the Orange County area for the past 15 years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including residential dual diagnosis treatment centers, inpatient hospital detox, outpatient counseling programs, universities, public schools, and private practice. In addition to providing effective, ethical therapy services, Ashley has a strong interest in providing clinical supervision, to train and support therapists and clinical staff. She completed the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Supervision courses and uses this clinical training to benefit the clients and staff at Tres Vistas Recovery.
Ashley uses a solution-focused approach when working with clients, building on clients' strengths and abilities to solve problems and approach challenges. Ashley is a firm believer that people have a great potential to cope, and she supports clients in acknowledging the many ways they are already coping and brings awareness to a client's assets. As a systemic therapist, she appreciates looking at the way an individual's family system impacts his/her mental health and ability to cope, and how to communicate needs for support to family and friends. Ashley regularly shares inspirational and poignant quotes with clients, and one she often repeats is “the opposite of addiction isn’t recovery, but connection.”