At Ataraxis Counseling we have realized how under-supported and overlooked many women are in the sacred and tender areas of their motherhood. In such a delicate and beautiful role, motherhood unveils so many feelings, both wonderful and grievous alike. Infertility and the desire to conceive life, anticipating childbirth and facing the growing anxieties of preparing for such a vulnerable moment, walking the uniquely toilsome journey through foster care and adoption, the tragic loss of children through miscarriage, childbirth, reunification, foster care removals, kinship care and disrupted adoptions, and the common experience of post-partum depression and anxiety, where bonding or attaching becomes unexpectedly painful: all impact mothers around our county in specific and vulnerable ways. I feel as a mother impacted by these issues, that in the healthcare sector of counseling and mental health, there can be lacking attention to these details so many of us endure in motherhood.

Launching Ataraxis Counseling, specifically designed with mothers and families in mind, was pertinent for me as a therapist because of my passion for women, their well being and the sacredness of motherhood, regardless of how it comes to us. The tenderness of pregnancy and the characteristic moments leading up to childbirth; unique to each woman and her experience, deeply matters. The condition of a woman’s mind and heart surrounding each of these circumstances impacts her long-term well being. This is where I feel counseling can be a catalyst for change and healing; making a woman’s experience of her motherhood more meaningful, wholesome and positively transformative. Depression, anxiety, attaching to our children and properly grieving who or what has been lost, deeply matters to the heart of a woman.

At Ataraxis Counseling, your experience of motherhood matters and your desires for who you want to be again or become for the first time in your life are what takes priority. My assurance in the counseling process is that by the end of our journey together, we will have explored new meaning for your circumstances and have experienced tangible change. Please do not stay alone in your struggle; there is joy and there is hope waiting for you again.

About Ashley

My approach to counseling is that I serve as a helper who is neither beneath or below any of my client’s needs or questions. I journey alongside him or her, providing a sacred and safe place to ask the most raw questions, and declare the most vulnerable of states. My desire is to guide the client along the healing process, teaching her to ask things she hasn’t been able to formulate before, and to help the client make connections within herself that link and unite body, mind and spirit.




About Tanner

I’m a Licensed Associate Counselor committed to helping Men and couples learn how to have thriving relationships with themselves, others and their work. My work focuses on a holistic, trauma informed perspective. I believe that our lifestyle, environment and past all have a tremendous impact on our mental health and relationships. I’m passionate about collaborating with you to establish a road forward towards healing, hope and health in order to pursue an abundant and meaningful life.
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