Ashley Hanberry, MA, LPC-S

Birth Doula | Licensed Counselor

(616) 965-1590 |Email

About Me

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.

GR Birth and Wellness is a collective of practitioners deeply committed to supporting maternal wellness in the childbearing year. Massage therapists hold current state licenses in good standing, while doulas are certified or actively pursuing certification through the respected third-party organization, DONA International.

We provide non-judgmental support to families with a wide variety of circumstances and preferences, including hospital & home births. 

GR Birth and Wellness serves families in West Michigan including Greater Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Muskegon, and Fremont.

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GR Birth and Wellness, LLC

Grand Rapids, MI 

Call/Text: 616-965-1590


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