Ashley D. Sweet
MA, LPC, LMHC
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
I am a feminist activist, psychotherapist and clinical researcher practicing in Richmond, Virginia and St. Petersburg, Florida.
I believe that feminine power can save the world, and that the gender binary is a social construct. I help my clients see the ways their beliefs about themselves, their world, and their relationships hold them back from living their best lives.
As a trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in sexual assault recovery, and help clients move from victim to survivor through safety, story telling, and reconnecting with the world.
As a sex-positive therapist and abortion counselor, I work with clients to identify healthy relationships with themselves and others, and can help support during and after abortion.
With more than ten years of experience as a researcher, I am grounded in data and the science of women’s health, but stay rooted by honoring the deep wisdom of intuition and spirit.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, with more than six years of counseling experience.
By encouraging my clients to practice effective communication, vulnerability, authenticity, boundary setting and self-care, I help them transform ideas of power and what it means to be an empowered #bosslady in society today.
Counselling & Consulting, Leadership, Workshops & Retreats
For more than ten years, I have worked to provide knowledge, strength, and empowerment to women in and around the Tampa Bay area. In addition to being a Founding Member of of the nonprofit St. Pete Women's Collective, I specialize in counseling, consulting, workshops, retreats, and leadership.
Now operating in Richmond, Virginia, I serve clients and community in the RVA and surrounding areas.
If you are struggling with anxiety, problems in relationships, communication, self-esteem or find that a set belief is holding you back from achieving your desired goals, I want to help. Through empowerment, cognitive restructuring, and mindfulness that encourages deep self-reflection and growth, you can begin to dispute negative thought patterns, trace the origins of these thoughts, and challenge self-doubt.