Ashley Davis Bush (formerly Prend) is a licensed psychotherapist and grief counselor in private practice in Epping, New Hampshire. She is also a writer and the author of three self-help books: Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity, Transcending Loss and Claim Your Inner Grown-up. Her work focuses on coping with losses, searching for meaning, maximizing one’s potential, finding inner peace, and navigating transitions. Ashley shares her thoughts on her own experiences in her blog “Transitions….where endings meet beginnings.”
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Smith College and a Masters in Social Work degree from Columbia University. She has a certificate in Contemplative Studies through Smith College School for Social Work. Ashley worked in community mental health in New York City for ten years and has been living and working in southern New Hampshire since 1997.
Ashley is a frequent public speaker and workshop teacher. Since 1992, she has delivered keynote speeches to professional and community organizations across the country and has taught workshops on the subjects of grief and loss, parenting, personal empowerment, Buddhism, divorce, transitions, stress management and inner peace.
Ashley and her husband, Dan, have a blended family of five children and five pets!
Ashley is also a classically trained soprano and regularly performs with local choral groups and community theatres. She currently sings with both JourneySong, a group dedicated to sharing music with hospice patients and nursing home residents as well as Harmonium, a local acapella group.