A native of Los Angeles, Ashley received her BA in Psychology from UCLA, and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. Her education and training have focused on the relationship between trauma and substance abuse. She completed her practicum training at the CLARE Foundation in Santa Monica, a residential substance abuse facility, where she received training in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 12-step oriented treatment. Previously, Ashley served as the Counseling Director at Beit T’Shuvah for five years, a residential substance abuse facility in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for the supervision and training of all substance abuse counselors, and coordinating and overseeing the clinical care of clients and their families. Ashley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving as the Director of Mentoring and Family Programming at Transcend, where she oversees case management services for a diverse array of clients and their families. Ashley believes in the sanctity and power of the therapeutic relationship and in the ability of every person to recover and transform through mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.