Helping Children And Teens Unlock Their Success With Mental Fitness and Emotional Wellbeing


What Ashley helps you accomplish

  • Increased confidence and competencies through emotional repositioning, goal-setting, play, skill-building, and self-observation.
  • Energized emotional and psychological outlooks through reframing challenges as opportunities towards reaching next-level goals.
  • Sharper executive functioning skills through relaxation and culturally-relevant heart-brain coherence tools.

Ashley helps children and teens become smarter, stronger, and quicker learners through redeveloping their skills for enjoyment. Kids can naturally have fun. But when they experience pandemic-related and prolonged stress, having fun can seem temporary or even impossible. Using her S.H.I.N.E. framework, Ashley creates environments for kids to build their tolerance for challenging tasks and strengthen their attentional control. With these experiences, young people brighten their lives.

She has worked with hundreds of children and families from a variety of backgrounds in the past 15 years. Her previous experiences include serving as a Family Support Specialist in San Francisco Unified School District; a Case Manager and Program Coordinator at Hunters Point Family; a Children's Ministry Director at Glad Tidings Church in San Francisco; and an Afterschool Teacher and Tutor at Alice Fong Yu Elementary.

Ashley is a San Francisco native with Garifuna roots in Trujillo, Honduras. She is an optimist, nature lover, proud Howard University Alumna, and a proud Brown University Alumna.

A Little More About Ashley

As a child, Ashley was vibrant, curious, and loving. But her own adverse childhood and adolescent experiences reduced her ability to "bounce back" from emotionally diminishing life events. A life of poverty, stress, and trauma sent her on a journey of seeking status. The pursuit of status affected her post-secondary experiences and what she thought was possible for herself as an adult.

The emotional pain she carried into adulthood propelled her to discover the unconditional value of who she was outside of her trauma. It also taught her how to reimagine her resilience so that she could live happier, and better serve the children, youth, and families in her care. With this knowledge and experience, she has become a trusted practitioner by families, nonprofit organizations, and schools to lead young people

Ashley's coaching style inspires young people to activate their autonomic nervous systems for change that is evident in their time management, relationships, grades, and school-life-community activities.

Proof of Concept: Training Highlights

Over the course of 18 months, Ashley has worked with foster care youth in Northern California on building emotional intelligence through social learning. Take a look at how activities in trust-building, play, and activating the mind-body connection ignites confidence and fosters collaboration.

I just want to say THANK YOU. I absolutely loved [this experience] and am so grateful you are doing this work. My daughter has not been able to open up. After your class, she was talkative and wants to continue to do this work.

Adrienne R., Martinez, CA, Mother of 2


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When Ashley started working with my son he was reluctant to complete homework and it was a nightly battle.  Not fun for anybody in the house.  She listened to him and earned his trust. This opened the door for her to help him understand the connection between his thoughts and his actions.  He has been able to build on the concepts he learned with Ashley."

Danielle W., San Lorenzo, CA, Mother of 3

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