In this day and age, most of us are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It is a time when trying to do something that feels good is difficult to do because of all of the unexpected responsibilities and the worries that have arisen. You may have heard the term "mindfulness" getting tossed around and wondered what it is or, if you know what it is, think that no one has time to meditate right now. It is true that finding time to practice formal mindfulness meditation is something that takes time and effort that most of us cannot do. However, there are informal mindfulness exercises that you can use throughout your day as a way to try to reduce your stress, stay present, and focus on the things you want to focus on. Here are a few of those exercises and techniques that can be used anytime and anywhere.Read More »
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ashton received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ripon College, Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis from Arizona State University. Ashton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Ashton’s experience includes providing children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other mental health co-morbidities with individual therapy across a variety of settings and conducting social skills groups across all age ranges. Through the use of applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, coping skills training, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing, she provides support for those with whom she works. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, going to comic conventions, playing board games, running, and camping. She is passionate about seeing and supporting children, adolescents, and young adults grow to become the best “thems” they can be.