Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wittenberg University and her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, community mental health, and hospitals. Ashley’s specific areas of focus include perinatal mental health, working with families with premature infants and other complex medical diagnoses, perinatal loss, women with high-risk pregnancies, and the transition to parenthood. Ashley has completed extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and uses this knowledge when working with patients.

In addition to The Blossom Method, Ashley works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Northwestern Memorial Prentice Women’s Hospital. Over the last several years working in the NICU, Ashley has gained experience working with parents who experience a variety of stressors including premature delivery of their infants, traumatic births, infant loss, complex relationship dynamics, and overall adjustment to parenthood.

Ashley has completed the Postpartum Support International Certificate training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and recently earned her Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C). Ashley is also a member of the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers.