Professional Expertise

Counselling & Consulting

Discover what is holding you back from achieving your goals. The format of counseling and consulting sessions is experiential and empowerment based. Explore your surroundings by getting off the couch!

My clients are typically adult women struggling with making meaning or finding direction in their lives. I work with women to address issues of body image, self-esteem, anxiety, communication, relationship problems, life transitions, and spirituality. I also have many years of experience helping women struggling with abortion issues (1 in 4 women will have had at least 1 abortion by age 45), and my approach is non-judgmental and non-denominational.

As a trauma-informed therapist, my work is grounded in the benefits of a calm nervous system, most effectively assessed through mindfulness, self-care, and explorations of nature.

Through Life Adventures Counseling + Consulting
50-90 Minutes
$125 - $250 per session 

Please note that I do not accept commercial insurance.

Leadership + Facilitation

I am a graduate of the Omega Women's Leadership Institute 2017, a trained facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), and leader of the Boss Lady Summit, an event that elevates and celebrates powerful women transforming the Tampa Bay region.

In addition, I am founder of the St. Pete Women's Collective, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women, women-identifying persons, and respectful allies of all genders through community and creative enrichment at our VENUS headquarters and throughout the greater Bay area. I work as a leader on sexual assault education, and am an avid supporter and speaker for the #MeToo movement locally. 

I am a trained group facilitator and public speaker. Please contact me for rates and details.

Workshops & Retreats

Rediscover and reconnect with yourself on one of many healing workshops and retreats offered throughout the year. The work you do in these group settings can lead to new insights and opportunities to connect with your authentic being through writing, mindfulness, and creativity as l guide you deeper into your self.

About My Approach

I believe in helping clients transform power by exploring and engaging their own intrinsic and innate strengths, applying positive influence rooted in the feminine. By honoring traits such as communication, collaboration, vulnerability, authenticity, respect, and wisdom, it is possible to break the barriers preventing you from reaching your goals. I am client-centered, and I put your needs first.

​Experience adventure-based counseling and consulting as you’re taken “off the couch” to convene for serene walks or yoga practices in settings such as the park, the beach, and elsewhere in nature.

​Take it a step further and join a workshop or retreat, where you become immersed in a new place with like-minded individuals who are working together to find solutions to similar concerns.

​If you are a woman, professional, entrepreneur, or leader in your community, I can help you grow and evolve to become more intentional and deliberate in navigating the course of your life.

I hold a B.S. from Stetson University in Sociology (2008), and an M.A. from the University of South Florida in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2014).

Virginia License Number: 0701008856

​Florida License Number: MH15424

 

© 2020 by Ashley D. Sweet, MA, LPC, LMHC