Ashley is a therapeutic and educational consultant, specializing in therapeutic placements. Ashley brings over 25 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. She has extensive and comprehensive experience in therapeutic consulting, admissions, clinical case management, marketing, and client relations.
Prior to launching Barbour Consulting, Ashley has spent years helping families find the best treatment solutions for their unique needs. She began her career in the Northeast working with clinically complex children and adolescents at a psychiatric hospital. This experience is where Ashley developed a passion for helping children and adolescents struggling with mental health and addiction issues. She later moved to Texas where she spent the next 12 years working with at risk youth at The Brown Schools and CEDU. While there, Ashley held positions as behavior therapist, clinical case manager, admissions director, and national outreach manager. She later led the admissions and marketing team for a behavioral healthcare company where she was responsible for training admissions staff at all residential treatment programs as well as developing and implementing sales and marketing plans for the company nationwide. She then went on to be the director of admissions for a therapeutic residential program for young adults in Colorado. She worked closely with families to help them navigate the enrollment/assessment process as well as providing aftercare resources.
Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge to her consulting practice and process. She spent years working for therapeutic programs (therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, wilderness programs, and young adult transition programs) and as a result, offers a unique perspective to families during the assessment and selection process. For the past several years, Ashley has worked as a therapeutic and educational consultant in Charlotte, NC. Additionally, Ashley is known for her strong communication skills and keen ability to connect with students and families.
Ashley currently lives in Concord, NC with her family. She enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, cooking and loving on her family. You may also find her training for her annual half marathon or traveling!