Ashley Lydia Wren (L.Ac., Dipl OM, RADT), is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist who is earning her clinical hours to become a certified Substance Use Disorder (SUD) counselor. Ashley’s passion is helping folx on the recovery journey, particularly the LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC communities, and she also specializes in working with SUD and co-occurring disorders.
Her counseling work is based on a strengths perspective and motivational therapy techniques, which she blends with her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to bring a unique approach to Addiction Management. She combines acupuncture and other ancient healing modalities with modern medical therapies to support the holistic recovery of the individual that has little hope in their ability to recover from their addiction(s).
Ashley believes in educating folx about the process of “relapse”, helping them identify individual strengths and resources that may be helpful in their recovery, and assisting them in understanding elements of their alcohol/substance use, so as to demystify why so many people have tried and “failed” many times on their sobriety journey.
With a focus on self-care practices, nutritional therapies, and meditation/mindfulness techniques, Ashley creates customized care packages for her patients and their unique lifestyles. Being deeply affected by SUD and mental health issues personally and in her family since childhood, she knows first-hand the pain and the transformational power that suffering from SUD brings.
“The twisted tree lives its life, while the straight tree ends up in boards.” (Chinese Proverb)