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Ashley Cruz-Martinez


Graduate Intern

A Bit About Me

My name is Ashley, I am a current Northwestern University Counseling Graduate Student. I am Latina and have worked with BIPOC communities for 10 years in the Chicago Northside. I have experience working with children and adolescents, particularly in childcare and enrichment settings. I grew up in Chicago's Albany Park and attended Grinnell College for undergrad. I graduated with a bachelors in English and Psychology and have used that in my community work in advocating for mental health and community resources. I am excited to continue to work with different people and bring more counseling services to high need communities.

Why did you decide to become a counselor?

I have worked with immigrant children and families for many years and saw a need for culturally informed mental health professionals that can help these families feel comfortable and represented.

What type of clients are you most excited to work with?

I am so excited to work with people from various backgrounds and children and adolescents.

What's one thing you wish all clients knew?

I want clients to know I have their best interests in mind when they step into the room and want to know how I can best be a support to them.

Why did you choose to practice at Ashe Counseling & Coaching LLC

I really appreciate Ashe's commitment to culturally competent and diverse care and their mission to help clients from various backgrounds.

My top 3 feel good songs 

I am inspired by the kindness and generosity I see from people and the inherent want to help others and create community






Coping Skills



Racial Identity

Self Esteem


BCCS PPO, Aetna, Cigna Medicaid, Aetna Better Health, BCBS Community, Meridian, Sliding Scale

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