"Ashley is a delight to work with as a teen and family coach. She has such an empathetic and nurturing presence. I have always felt very cared for and heard during our sessions. Her advice on parenting comes from a realistic, relatable, and compassionate place. I have called on her advice many times while raising my three sons. I always walk away from our conversations feeling more grounded and empowered. I am so thankful that I have her to turn to during this challenging time of being a mother. "
-Signed A Grateful Mother
"The goals we set were achievable, and they helped me get through each week ahead of me. My sessions made me feel like I was getting somewhere, like I had something to use if I was ever in a bad situation that I did want to be in. My favorite part about my sessions was probably feeling accomplished when I finished one of my goals, but I would look forward to having sessions the whole week because it was a safe space to talk about anything that I went through the week before.I would definitely recommend coaching for other teens because it feels horrible to have to go through something alone, and coaching is a safe space to share what you are going through, which helped me get through each week just knowing that I would be able to share what I was going through. When I started coaching, I was not in a great place, but after six weeks, I was doing a lot better. After I finished those six weeks, I probably could have been fine on my own, but I loved coaching because you don’t have to be going through something you can just have weekly sessions just to check in and see how you're doing so I stayed for another six weeks. I’m really glad that I did because it was nice to know that I had someone to talk to at the end of the day."
-Signed a Teen doing A lot Better
"My daughter went through a coaching process with Ashley, during which she learned immensely about who she is and how to be proud of herself. Ashley helped her recognize tools that were already in her and helped her figure out how to use those at the right moment. Ashley is an empowering strong woman that uses those skills and her many natural gifts to empower the teens she works with. In addition, Ashley has a lot of knowledge and experience with teens. She understands them and their experience, and teens can feel it very quickly, which allows them to relax and open up to her. Without the support of Ashley, our daughter wouldn’t be who she is today, and our family wouldn’t be able to reach those places of connectedness that we have. I highly recommend Ashley as a teen and family coach. "
-Signed a Proud Mother
"Since my daughter began coaching with Ashley, I noticed subtle shifts that have become stronger and more pronounced. I'm recognizing now that my teen has greater confidence, determination, and purpose in a complex and changing world filled with high expectations, pressure, thrill-seeking, and limited options for teens. Support outside of our immediate family circle has been a precious resource, its clear that my teen has learned new tools and communication skills to make self-supportive choices, discern and reflect on her peer relationships, grow her awareness and self-confidence, and move beyond unconscious and stuck family patterns we could never have addressed on our own. It's beautiful to witness, and I find myself less worried, more trusting, and more excited and curious about where she is headed while discovering new ways to support and be available as the inevitable challenges arise. Ashley has a way with teens, can meet them where they are, and acknowledge their journey and struggles; by earning their respect and confidence, she helps teens break the illusion of disconnection and isolation, becoming an ally. "
-Signed a thrilled Father
"Over 2 years, we gained first-hand experience with the incredible professionalism Ashley holds. She is as much an artist as she is a coach because she looks at each child and family as totally unique but with the same basic desires in mind - independence, happiness, and safety. Years later we are grateful for the tools and understanding we gained from Ashley during a time when we needed guidance most. Ashley is a wealth of knowledge, an effective communicator, experienced, passionate, and a coach from which any child or family will benefit."
- Two grateful parents
"Sessions made me feel good, happy, refreshed and recharged. My favorite part about coaching was the productivity and the friendly and safe environment. Yes, I would 1000000000000000000% recommend teen couching for other teens because Ashley is amazing and caring and very helpful. Lastly, I would just like to say that Ashley is an amazing teen coach and creates a safe and loving environment. She is incredible at what she does and loves it with her whole heart."
-A Happy Teen
"Coaching made me feel more confident about my endeavors. My favorite part of teen coaching was learning more about why I do the things I do or think the way I think; I thought it was exciting. I would recommend teen coaching for other teens because it helps prepare teens for adulthood. Adulting is not the most straightforward task, and guidance is beneficial. I had a great time; it was super laid back, fun, and insightful.
Update: It's been a month since I had my course with Ashley, and I am proud to say that my grades are all A's, and my Junior year is going great! I learned so much because of Ashley."
-A Teen ready to take on Adulting
"I would ABSOLUTELY recommend coaching to others!!! This approach differs from traditional therapy and it was something my kid looked forward to every week. We ended up doing 12 sessions which was the perfect amount of time for my kid to learn skills and be able to see progress while she was in coaching. There was a great partnership between my daughter and Ashley and it didn't feel like my daughter was being talked at or drilled with a thousand questions (which is how she felt in therapy)."
"The homework that Ashley offered gave me a lot of insight into how my feelings translate into my parenting/actions toward my children and made me realize that sometimes even my best of intentions do not translate properly to the kids."
-A work in progress