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A B O U T  M E

Ashley Ayala, LMFT

Certified Parenting Coach

I am a mother to two little ones who have taught me that everything I knew going into this parenting game was wrong! It is way more challenging with many more surprises along the way; all absolutely wonderful and fulfilling of course.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in elementary age children and parenting. I have worked primarily in elementary schools as well as an outpatient clinic providing affordable mental health services to youth and their caregivers. My training includes trauma informed care and the effects that Adverse Childhood Experiences plays in future outcomes of a person. My passion is utilizing families strengths to create a more positive family unit.

I am a certified parenting coach through the Positive Parenting Program and truly believe that the role parents and caregivers play in a child's life can greatly shape their future outcomes. Every caregiver has their own unique way to respond to their children based on their own upbringing, experiences, as well as current stressors. You as the caregiver are the expert on your child and your families needs. As a parenting coach, my job is not to tell you what to do or how to raise the children, it is to work along side of you to create the environment that you strive for within your wheelhouse of strengths.

A B O U T  T H E  M O D E R N   P A R E N T, LLC 

The fundamentals of this service is to provide effective ways to address parenting concerns and struggles in an approachable and relateable way.

The articles, videos, books, and additional content is meant to be honest and transparent.

As parents and caregivers, we have strengths that make us exceptional at taking care of our little ones, as well as needs that make tough moments pretty dark and ugly. The goal of the information provided is meant to illuminate that not everyone has it all figured out but we are absolutely doing our best and striving for better each day.

It is also essential to collaborate with caregivers to achieve any type of movement towards their parenting goals. By meeting a person where they are at on their parenting needs and strengths, growth and change can absolutely occur.

The information provided throughout The Modern Parent is meant to take an open minded approach to raising little ones while tackling tough issues with tangible steps to create positive change. 

Even though some of the content and verbiage is humorous, sarcastic and fun, great research has been included to direct change. As someone with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Masters of Science in Counseling, I strive to provide solution focused content that has measured outcomes for my clients and the people absorbing this material.

The Modern Parent, LLC was created to be a resource center as palatable as swapping stories about our children with friends, while maintaining up to date and relevant research to reach your parenting goals.

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