Meet Ashley

Ashley Cherry
Behavioral Therapist


Ashley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a behavioral therapist at Brightline.

Ashley lives in San Diego and enjoys running, cooking, decorating her house, exploring new restaurants, and hanging with her pets.

Ashley has 12 years of experience as a therapist working in nonprofit county programs and group private practice. Most of her career, she has worked with teens and young children. During the past three years, Ashley’s focus has been on transgender and non-binary children. 

Ashley is passionate about helping transgender and LGBTQ+ children. She loves assisting them on their journey and supporting them as they grow into their authentic self. Ashley’s doctoral dissertation was written on the experience of parents of transgender children who transitioned prior to puberty. 

Ashley is also experienced in issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), issues with emotional regulation, behavior issues in a school setting, peer relationships, and self-esteem. 

Ashley has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Doctorate (Psy.D.)  in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University.

The Fun Stuff

Random thing about you? I just adopted a bunny!

Superpower you’d like to have? Sleeping in, lounging with coffee and my pets, going for a long walk or run, then watching my beloved Nebraska Huskers play football (in the fall, of course), followed by dinner or an evening out with friends. 

Perfect Saturday? When I was in about 4th grade, I was practicing riding a new bike in front of my house with my grandpa. We were riding slow, but somehow crashed into each other. We both had minor injuries and still like to joke about this today.