Meet Jen Ashlee
Indigenous Behaviour & Educational Consultant
Jen is a BC-based Indigenous Behaviour Consultant. She is Métis/Cree on her dad’s side and English on her mum’s. Her ancestral lands are located in northern Manitoba and Ontario. She currently resides on the traditional unceded territories of the Kwantlen and Katzie First Nations in Maple Ridge. Jen is passionate about incorporating the Indigenous Way of Knowing into her practice with children who are First Nations, Métis, or Inuit, and being an advocate for decolonizing therapeutic practices and systems we work within in Canada.
Jen has completed her Master of Education in Digital, Online and Distance Education at Athabasca University, her Applied Behaviour Analysis coursework through Florida Institute of Technology and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She considers herself a lifelong learner, with a current focus in listening to the neurodivergent community, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and trauma-informed practices. Jen’s approach places an emphasis on a wholistic framework, parent-led supports, active collaboration, and naturalistic and child-led teaching.
Jen has worked supporting neurodivergent children and adults since 2012 in a variety of roles and settings including home-based programs, clinic-based programs, in schools, residential settings, adult day programs, sports programs and supported child development programs both in BC and in the Northwest Territories. Jen provides services in the areas of the Lower Mainland, the lower Fraser Valley, mid-southern part of Vancouver Island and online.
Jen has done work with the BC-ABA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee and sat as the Student Representative on the BC-ABA Executive Board. In her spare time Jen enjoys yoga, nature, cooking, making art and spending time with her family and animals.
Things that are important in my work...
The foundation of my work with clients grows from fostering a connected, empowering and trusting relationship together.
All people are blessed with many strengths and gifts. I am here to help clients to recognize these in themselves, and to build upon them. Our time together is client-led, focusing on their interests and unique way of learning.
We should all find our community in which we feel a sense of belonging, safety and are cherished. I work to support my clients in making these connections and expanding how they interact and experience the world.
We are all individuals with unique needs and circumstances. My role is to meet you where you are at, and help you to identify which new perspectives, goals, or strategies you are ready to move towards. We take it at the pace you feel comfortable and empowered to do.
Learning and growth starts with the individual, but this is not where it ends. Collaboration with community members, support professionals, family members and educators is an important piece of my work. Together we create a unique plan to support the individual.
I care about the well-being of the whole person- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Everything I do with clients come from a place of caring, integrity and heart. I want nothing more than to see my clients experience growth, learning and healing in a way that is meaningful to them.
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