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Allison N. Ash, PhD

EDIT™ Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach

Recovery is your journey, but you don't have to walk it alone.


Are you here because you want to be free from disordered eating and eating disorders? Maybe you are new to the idea of recovery. Perhaps you are leaving a treatment center and feel overwhelmed at the thought of returning to your former life. Or maybe you have tried to recover for years and want a new approach.

As someone who has recovered from an eating disorder, I know recovery is possible!


I have a unique approach to eating disorder recovery because I use the skills and techniques from my own recovery journey to help others find freedom too.


I have been where you are, and I can show you how to be where I am now. 


Through weekly or intensive coaching, I create customized plans and use proven techniques for individuals of all ages to find freedom and healing.

-Allison N. Ash, PhD


A Little More About Me


My Story

"My eating disorder had resulted in extreme isolation, but I found healing when I had the consistent support of my coach, family, and friends."

I am a recovery coach, author, and speaker. After I experienced a traumatic event later in life, I developed a life-threatening eating disorder and questioned whether I could survive my disease and ever fully recover. Just as I began to heal through a treatment center program, my health insurance dropped my coverage, which left me feeling stuck and lost. I knew I needed more than a traditional therapy model (only one hour a week) could provide. One of my providers served as a "recovery coach" by offering daily, consistent support through frequent sessions and ongoing text support, and I began to heal. I eventually found the courage to ask my family and friends to support me as well and found full recovery. My eating disorder had resulted in extreme isolation, but my healing came when I had the consistent support of my coach, family, and friends.


Allison Ash Recovery Coaching emerged from a desire to offer others this same consistent support that helped me. Now I am able to help people from all over the world find the freedom that I found.

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Education, Training, and Certifications

EDIT™ Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach

Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy™ Training Institute LLC

I became an EDIT™ certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach through the EDIT™ Training Institution LLC under the teaching of Dr. Dorie McCubbrey, PhD, MSEd, LPC, LAC, CEDS. The EDIT™ approach focuses on recognizing the false messages of the eating disorder voice and recovering the true intuitive self as a guide to healing.

PhD in Higher Education

Azusa Pacific University

I earned a PhD in higher education and worked with college-aged students with mental health challenges as a chaplain, administrator, and dean for 15 years. I have also been an adjunct professor at four different institutions. These unique credentials and experiences have given me the skills to address the challenges that accompany eating disorder recovery, including the ability to incorporate research-based practice into my coaching.

Master of Divinity

Fuller Theological Seminary

After working in full-time church ministry after college, I earned my Master of Divinity degree. My experience in ministry and my studies in theology have prepared me to assist people with the inner spiritual aspects of their recovery from eating disorders.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Hope College

At Hope College, I earned a bachelor of arts degree in music and studied piano performance. I studied music therapy as my capstone bachelor's degree project, and have a passion to incorporate different art forms into my coaching.

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