If you carry old bricks from your past into the future, you will end up building the same house that fell apart before.
Let's rebuild. For the last time.
Ashley holds dual master degrees, a Master of Education in Community Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Science in Nursing. Ashley is a fully licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner with independent prescriptive authority (APRN-Rx) in Hawaii and Oregon. She is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-Texas). She holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Nursing and one in Psychology, and an Associate of Science degree in Marketing. She consistently strives for excellence in patient care and believes in life-long learning and she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
Ashley has experience in a variety of settings including public health, school nursing, psychiatric nursing, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) care and behavior modification, critical care nursing, childhood and adolescent behavioral care, residential care, juvenile corrections, and research.
Specialties: Counseling: Women, divorce, pregnancy loss, children & adolescents, play therapy techniques, crisis counseling, family and single parent counseling, at-risk youth, depression, anxiety, & grief, community mental health and treating the severely mentally ill (SMI).
Nursing: Lifespan psychiatry providing mental health care in various settings (inpatient, outpatient, trauma), critical care (ICU), nutrition, diabetes & holistic wellness, emergency psychiatry.
Teaching: Ashley has taught 100+ courses in higher education. She currently teaches clinical courses within the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Southern Indiana and various undergraduate psychology courses at Ivy Tech Community College. Past teaching experiences include facilitating undergraduate psychiatric nursing clinical rotations for the School of Nursing at Indiana University & undergraduate communication and sociology courses.
Memberships: Ashley stays abreast of new research by attending conferences, obtaining continuing education, and reading. She is a member of the Neuroscience Education Institute, American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Hawaii Psychological Association, and the Hawaii Association of Professional Nurses Hawaii Chapter.
She enjoys spending time with family & friends, books, coffee shops, ocean waves, sandy toes, deep conversation, travel, music, and helping you live your best life.