We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley Hudson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashley, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
On the heels of my own experience with severe postpartum depression, I knew that I could not meaningfully pursue a career unless it used my experience of suffering to somehow bring life to others. My business really blossomed from a natural desire I have to serve my community, but also the drive I have to see people live their gift of life to the fullest. I knew that by starting my own private practice, I could still orient my schedule around my children’s needs, while also playing a meaningful role in the lives of other people.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a helper by nature, starting up my practice has honestly been the natural fruit from my personal growth and process of spiritual formation. I really enjoy working with parents as they are moving into parenthood because I feel as though it’s such a sacred time. I really look to provide resources to parents that can be accessed from couch, in their pajamas and nursing bra, during the 3am feeding, at their own pace. I think this population requires a really creative and unique application of theoretical framework because often times traditional talk therapy or psychodynamic modalities are just not beneficial during a season of life transition. I begin by using short term, solution based therapy and aim to provide individuals and couples support through my online courses and private sessions as needed.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Hike a flatiron, go to union station, dinner at root down, brunch at Kachina and attend church at Mile High Vineyard.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Oh my. The list could go on and on. I think that my husband has been such a rock for me during the development of my business. From helping with the practicals of accounting to holding me accountable to my own self-care in the process of starting a business, I owe so much of my success to him. Additionally, my community at Mile High Vineyard Church has been an integral part of this process. Not only have they provided emotional support during the vulnerable season of building a business, but they have provided practical tools and access to resources in order to give my business a chance. I’m forever grateful for the part they have played in my story. Lastly, I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the unrelenting encouragement and faith of my parents. When I have struggled most, they have stood steadfast by my side with resources, words of wisdom, and strength. I am beyond grateful.
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