Ashley Hanberry, MA, LPC-S
Birth Doula | Licensed Counselor
(616) 965-1590 |Email
The experience of birth, although part of every human life, is taken so for granted. The journey into motherhood is so precious and life-changing. It is my goal that your birth be given the honor and respect it deserves. I am passionate about helping women feel empowered throughout their pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum experience.
My first experience with GR Doulas was as a client through my own birth. Then, I was able to attend my sister-in-law’s birth alongside GR Doulas, and knew that supporting mothers through birth was the path for me. I am beyond thrilled to be able to help other mothers and families receive the same kind of care I was given.
I am also a licensed counselor (LPC), and have been passionate about the mental health experience during pregnancy and postpartum. My passion grew even more when I experienced significant perinatal anxiety and depression, and want to help others struggling with the same thing. I also think relational health is extremely important throughout the transition into parenthood.
On a personal note: I grew up in Three Rivers, MI and have lived in the GR area for 8 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Family Studies, a Masters degree in Counseling, and am currently working toward DONA certification. I live with my artist husband, two hilarious and hooligan step-sons, super tenacious one year old daughter, and essential oils loving mother-in-law. My house usually smells like coffee and is filled with dancing, cheese covered food, and a significant amount of lightsaber battles.