PATTI ASHLEY, PH.D., LPC

Through the lens of polyvagal theory, you can help clients regulate their autonomic nervous system and achieve a sense of safety with a shame-informed approach to therapy.

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It can be challenging to bring unconscious shame-based beliefs to the surface, but with the right tools, you can help clients excavate the parts of themselves that have been hidden under their core shame identity.

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Patti Ashley, Ph.D., LPC, licensed professional counselor has integrated 40 years of experience in special education, child development, and psychology into her wholehearted work as a psychotherapist, author, international speaker, and authenticity architect coach.  She brings unique insights into the identification and treatment of shame, trauma, grief and dysfunctional family patterns.



Dr. Ashley owns and operates Authenticity Architects in Boulder, Colorado.  Her inimitable Authenticity Architecture model facilitates long-term changes in the brain and nervous system, helping clients break through unconscious barriers and rediscover a sense of self-love, belonging, and connection.  As a licensed professional counselor since 2000, Dr. Ashley has counseled a myriad of individuals, couples, families and groups in metal health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice settings.  She also has many years of experience developing continuing education courses for physicians, hospital wellness programs, universities and other organizations. 



Patti holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in psychology from the Union Institute and University, a Master of Education Degree in early childhood from Old Dominion University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in special education from James Madison University. She is the author of Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype (2014), Letters to Freedom, and Shame-Informed Therapy: Treatment Strategies to Overcome Core Shame and Reconstruct the Authentic Self (2020).  For more information, please visit .





Speaker Disclosures:



Financial: Patti Ashley maintains a private practice.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 



Non-financial: Patti Ashley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.