In-Person Sessions

Experience Brainspotting sessions in-person at my office in Alexandria, MN. If you are local to the area it is a great way to get started.

Remote Sessions

Not local or would you rather experience Brainspotting from the comfort of your home? Try services remotely via Zoom!

What is Brainspotting?

What's it do?

Brainspotting is a  powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma,  and a variety of other challenging symptoms.

Where did it come from?

Brainspotting was developed by David Grand, Ph.D. and is recognized by Bessel Van Der Kolk MD, the author of The Body Keeps The Score, as a successful tool. Brainspotting works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems within the body’s central nervous system. Visit the home of Brainspotting for more information and the history of its foundation.

Is it therapy?

Simply put, Brainspotting is not therapy. It is a tool that one could utilize in treatment of many challenging symptoms and behaviors. That means this tool could be used in conjunction with traditional therapies, or physical therapy.

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Common Questions

Behind every pain is an emotion. Whether it be frustration, anguish, sadness, fear or many many more–emotions are behind the pangs of pain you feel. In order to successfully tap into understanding the driver behind your pain, I work closely with you to identify the players in the game. Any emotion that you experience comes from the Limbic System in the brain and by using Brainspotting we are able to communicate between the brain and the body and better understand how this cycle continues.  Even better, we will understand how to get that cycle to stop. For many, true and full healing can’t begin until they tackle the mental roadblocks first.

First step is to reach out or schedule an appointment. From there we’ll discuss your needs, your goals, and how I can help. During your sessions with me we will go in to great detail about how the brain and body are connected 100% of the time and why you can feel what you do both physically and emotionally.

EMDR utilizes eye movements as a form of bilateral stimulation, while Brainspotting focuses the eye on a fixed gaze position. The position of your eyes, or where your gaze is directed, can actually unlock some deeper insights that have not yet been recognized even through EMDR.

I am a cash-based practice only at this time. Health Savings Accounts are accepted.

Initial sessions are $210 and subsequent sessions are $125 each for the next 3 sessions.  After session number 4 it will be $95 each session moving forward under a “maintenance rate”.

This is one of the most exciting and insightful experiences you may have. I recommend at least 4 sessions to fully understand the power within your own mind through this process. But will you get anything out of one session? Yes, you will. 

We will be diving into some deep topics but this is not therapy.  Brainspotting is a tool in which Ashley holds a certification to practice.  As a certified Life Coach we will identify your goals and work to move in that direction.  Grounded & Growing of Alexandria, MN adheres to all HIPPA policies. We do not administer medical advice. 

Head on over to the Contact Page and fill out the Request An Appointment form. You can also call or text (320) 766-4686 or email me at for availability.

Does Brainspotting Really Work?

I Am A Certified Brainspotting Practitioner And A Certified Life Coach.

I am not a licensed mental health worker.

If you are currently getting psychological care and are interested in Brainspotting I encourage you to call and I’d be happy to visit with you about this process and walk alongside your current provider to coordinate this care, if appropriate.

These tools are available to anyone in the mental health field.  If I am not the right fit for you, I encourage you to keep looking to find someone trained in Brainspotting.

It has the ability to reshape a positive future quickly, and you will be renewed and restored for the time you took looking into it.