I have worked with children since 2007. I always like to say God gave me children early in my adult life because I was meant to help children in their own life struggles. I fully believe that God has plans for us even if we do not fully understand them! I have worked as an elementary school teacher in grades Kinder, 4th and 5th. I also spent some time as a school counselor. It was then that I felt called to move into a more clinical role of counseling and pursue play therapy.
I work with children ages 3 -12, adolescents 13-17, young adults 18-24, and families. I believe that we are all on a journey in life, and at times when the path becomes difficult, therapy can help. Children and adolescents are often placed in situations and have experiences that are out of their control. As a Registered Play Therapist, I utilize child-centered play therapy, and I believe that when a child is given the space and freedom to work through their struggles, they learn to cope and become more self-regulated in their world. I want parents and children to know that I will meet them right where they are, and also journey with them through the struggles. As a Clinical Certified Sandtray Therapist, I have worked with children and adolescents in sandtray therapy. It is a unique experience when working in the sand that truly activates the deep recesses of the subconscious. In sandtray work, you will be able to create and process in the sand, things that may be difficult to put into words.
I work with children and adolescents in play therapy and sandtray therapy. I am a member of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and a member of the Coastal Bend Chapter. I am also a member of the Texas Sandtray Association as a Clinical Certified Sandtray Therapist Trainer. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities-English Literature and a Master of Education in School Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, a Registered Play Therapist, and a Clinical Certified Sandtray Therapist Trainer.
I married my husband, Roland, in 2008. We have four children: Arianna, Samantha, Emmanuel, and Gabriel. We love to spend family time together supporting our children’s many activities. When we can get away, we enjoy relaxing on Canyon Lake and having many adventures!
Ashley only sees 24 year olds and younger.
Sugar Land and Telehealth: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Individual, Children (2 – 10), Adolescents (11-17), Young Adults (18-24), and Families.
Registered Play Therapist
Certified Clinical Sandtray Therapist – Trainer