My Approach to Helping
Hello! I’m Ashton (he, him, his), a queer, transmasculine social worker and harm reduction advocate. I support my clients in making meaning of their life experiences and building resilience in stressful times.
During our sessions, my clients can expect a compassionate atmosphere that encourages creativity and growth. I highlight my clients' strengths in the face of adversity and embrace unconventional solutions. Need to cover your computer screen with sticky notes so you remember an appointment? Do it! Have five trash cans in your bedroom so one is always in arm's reach? Amazing! I believe in doing what works, no matter how weird it may seem.
While it is tempting to praise breakthroughs and "A-ha!" moments, I find the work most compelling when my clients don't have an answer yet. The greatest opportunity for positive change can come when one is at a crossroads; the moment before a decision is one of millions of possibilities. I support clients in living with uncertainty and expanding their tolerance for distress.
If you are looking for a nonjudgmental and compassionate space to grow, connect with me and schedule a consultation!