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"Follow me into the depths of your soul. You don't have to do the deep dive into your healing, awakening and ascension journey alone. Let's soul dive together."
-DANI ASHLEY

I like to be vulnerable with my clients. And to be totally vulnerable, I've had my own history of complex trauma that has lead me to the path I'm on today. Some of these traumas include childhood sexual abuse, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault, and most recently, some blended family trauma, as well.

As a child I remember feeling lost and confused about myself and life. I'd been through the depths of deep deep shame starting at a very young age. I was a shy, passive, withdrawn, depressed and anxious child who found it difficult to share my authentic self with anyone, partly because I had no idea who that was, nor did I feel safe to do so. 

 

I like to call these past experiences that lead me to a really dark place divine storms. As awful and painful as those times and experiences were, I'm so grateful for it all, as these divine storms lead me to my spiritual awakening, to many beautiful truths, to who I really am and my soul purpose.

After experiencing a couple of toxic relationships in college, it wasn't until my early 20's while in graduate school that I finally felt ready to face myself, my past and dive deep into healing. Graduate school was when I really started to understand the family dynamics, and how generational trauma and dysfunction was passed down to me. Things finally started to click and make sense. I also sought out treatment for my complex trauma symptoms via EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), specifically for my nightmares and poor sleep. The treatment was very successful and I felt hopeful for the first time in my adulthood. And I knew it was only the beginning. 

Since then, I have dedicated my life to personal growth and development as a guide, healer and teacher, in order to assist others on their path home to who they really are, and the life they deserve. When you look at my past, it makes sense why I'm so passionate about helping others heal and awaken to their own power and soul purpose. I have been through not only a spiritual awakening, but an awakening to many truths, as well as several Dark Nights of the Soul (ego deaths). I believe I was put through all of this in order to help guide and support those during The Great Awakening (what we're experiencing now in 2020 and beyond). And to be totally honest, I'm still on that healing and awakening journey, as healing, awakening, and ascension happens in layers, and is ongoing. This is a lifestyle. 

I have investment thousands and thousands of dollars in schooling and training, including my own healing, awakening and personal development. I got my Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2011 and my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in 2013. (Yep, I went through the whole indoctrination school process). I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT), as well as a spiritual coach, Ordained Shamanic Priestess, Equine Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). I am dedicated to empowering humans to heal from trauma, break generational cycles, to love themselves unconditionally, remember who they really are and awaken to their power. I also have a deep passion in helping women heal from sexual trauma via my 6 month Intensive healing program. 

I utilize Universal Law teachings (such as The Law of Attraction), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brain Spotting, Breathwork, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping, yoga, meditation, mindfulness and spirituality in my practice. I hold safe space for integrating ALL of your parts so you can live and create from a state of wholeness, joy, peace, love and purpose. As well as remove the blocks that prevent you from living your most authentic life and manifesting your wildest dreams and desires! Are you ready to up-level your life?!

Specialties

  • Trauma 

  • Grief 

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • Suicide loss 

  • Life Transitions

  • Psychedelic Experiences

  • Spiritual Awakening

  • Dark Night of the Soul / Ego Death

  • Discovering Soul Purpose 

Additional Training:

  • Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy through Naropa (in progress) 

  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) through Polaris Insight Center

  • Brain Spotting trained through Pacific Trauma Center

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy through O.K. Corral Series

  • Shamanic Priestess Ministerial Ordainment through Venus Rising Association

  • Gottman Trained, Levels 1 & 2 through The Gottman Institute

  • Yoga Teacher Training (200 RYT) through KCYTT (Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training)

  • Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy trained through The Wellness Institute

  • EMDR trained through The Maiberger Institute 

Services: 

  • Individual Therapy

  • Life Coaching

  • Wellness Coaching

  • Breathwork

  • Hypnotherapy 

  • Brain Spotting

  • Yoga (restorative) 

  • Equine Therapy 

  • Guided Meditation Sessions

  • Psychedelic Preparation and Integration

  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

More About Dani's Approach:

I really love an integrative approach that blends several philosophies and therapeutic modalities from both the West and East. I am inspired and informed by the following: Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT / relational perspective), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Transpersonal Psychology, Jungian, Attachment Theory, Narrative Therapy, Shame Resilience Theory, Mindfulness, and the Laws of the Universe (such as The Law of Attraction). I also include several experiential approaches in my practice, such as EMDR, Brain Spotting, Hypnosis, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Breathwork, yoga, meditation, Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT) and Equine Therapy.