Ashanti Conner, LPC
I am Ashanti Conner, Licensed Professional Counselor and I am passionate about equipping each client with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in life. I believe the therapeutic process is a collaborative effort with the client and therapist. I have always had a heart for people, a helping spirit, and I love assisting individuals find their purpose. I believe people have the ability to overcome every issue of life if they have an ounce of hope. I strive to create a therapeutic atmosphere that is empathic, understanding, and compassionate. I seek to share in your experiences, emotions, and thoughts to dismantle barriers of feeling loneliness and isolation.
I decided to become a therapist after witnessing women (especially minorities) experience oppression from relationships, work, and family that lead to broken esteem, feelings of worthlessness, and a belief that they were “not strong enough.” I am here to change what leads to an unhealthy mind by addressing and healing the generational traumas that weaken their hope in achieving their dreams of healing and wholeness.
I have training in CBT and am a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy team at Beach Therapy & Consulting, having been fully foundationally trained by Behavioral Tech. I am interested in complex trauma and women’s issues including domestic violence and human trafficking. I am passionate about women’s health issues as related to perinatal mood disorders including prenatal and postpartum and have completed all of my training requirements to test for the Perinatal Mental Health Certification or PMH-C.
I have worked in many different settings including crisis, evaluation, in-home counseling with children and adolescents, and traditional outpatient. I have many years of experience in the mental health field working with children over 12, teens, adults, and families with a variety of mental health needs including ADHD, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, self-harming, and PTSD. I have counseled homeless women, victims of domestic violence, and victims of human trafficking.
- Adults and Adolescents (ages 12 and up)
- Women’s maternal health issues including prenatal and postpartum.
- Generational shame and trauma
- Cultural issues related to mental health.
- Mood disorders including depression and bipolar
- Grief and loss
- Non-suicidal self-harming behaviors
- Emotional dysregulation
- Anxiety including panic and generalized anxiety
- Domestic Violence
- Adolescent behavior skills training for parents including parent coaching
- Adolescent ADHD and school related issues
Education & Training
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Regent University
Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia