“Ashley Duquette was our son’s therapist for almost two years. A family friend had referred Ashley based on a positive experience with her. Our son had endured trauma early in life and was shut down and unable to express even simple thoughts and feelings, even though he is the most amazing and deeply thoughtful person one could meet. With Ashley’s help, he blossomed. Slowly, but steadily. Her calm, honest, forthright but sensitive, thoughtful way of communicating with him allowed him to trust her immediately, work through some very deep and difficult issues and, perhaps most importantly, gain confidence in himself to ultimately start expressing his emotions. She was inventive and flexible in her work. If our son was struggling to communicate, she might try a different approach until she felt he was able to relate and express his thoughts. We all felt safe and secure that everything was definitely going in the right direction. Ashley was brilliant at helping us all work together in the best interest of our son. She was incredibly discrete and had a wonderful and impressive way of handling concerns from all of us, even if they were contrary to one another.
Ashley has been a blessing to our family. We have all grown with her guidance and experience as a therapist. My husband and I have watched our son grow and take pride in himself, in a way that would have taken a decade of time to fully emerge without the supportive help from Ashley. Her gentle, yet serious and extremely professional way put us all at ease and our son was able to open up and address some of the things he had kept inside for so long. This has been and will continue to be life-changing for him, and for our family. For this we are eternally grateful. I don’t believe we would be in the wonderful place we are now without her.”