The world often provides numerous obstacles that seem to make life challenging in ways beyond our control. Ashley Braund believes that using one’s own values and strengths can help build confidence to tackle such challenges. From conquering a 14er to developing your sense of purpose, Ashley strives to help individuals enhance their lives and regain control by providing a warm, supportive, safe environment for growth to take place.
At Foundations Counseling, Ashley Braund works with a wide variety of clients who may be seeking services that include:
- Children, Adolescents, and Teen Counseling – self-esteem and self-worth issues, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, abuse, school and family issues, trauma, loss of a parent or loved one, play therapy, social and relationship problems, autism spectrum
- Wellness and Mental Health Counseling – stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, boundaries, life transitions, self-care, holistic health
- Relationship and Couples Counseling – couples counseling, communication, abuse, parent-child interactions, boundaries, parenting
- Life Transitions – end-of-life and grief issues, disability issues, career counseling, male and female role issues, restoring meaning to life
- Individual Counseling – abuse, anxiety, depression, empowerment, PTSD, issues of race and multiculturalism, catastrophic thinking, social anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem, sleep disorders
Ashley has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling along with a Child and Adolescent Certificate from the University of Northern Colorado. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation with a psychology minor from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Ashley is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), advocating for the right to leisure and healthy lifestyles for individuals with illnesses or disabling conditions. She worked at Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Twin Cities as well as Banner Medical Center assisting individuals with their mental and physical conditions.
Ashley earned a Registered Behavioral Therapist Certificate (RBT) while working with children with autism diagnoses. She has facilitated social skills groups for children with autism by providing age appropriate resources on how to improve communication. She also created and facilitated a sibling support group to provide an outlet for children and adolescents who have a sibling with an autism diagnosis.