Ashley Connors works with adolescents and adults in the DBT Center and adults in the Anxiety Center.
Ashley Connors is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at EBTCS in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center (DBT) and the Anxiety Center. During her graduate study, Mrs. Connors completed a year-long practicum at a DBT clinic for children and adolescents with severe emotion dysregulation. It was this experience that prompted a desire to learn and provide evidence-based treatments.
Mrs. Connors then relocated from Atlanta to Seattle to pursue work and training in DBT and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Mrs. Connors earned her Master of Social Work, with a concentration in mental health counseling, from Kennesaw State University and her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. This educational background allows Mrs. Connors to approach patient care with perspective on the influence of environmental and familial systems.
Prior to joining EBTCS, Mrs. Connors maintained a passion for providing quality, researched-based treatment. While in private practice, she provided treatment for anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and emotion dysregulation-based disorders, and participated in weekly consultation to continually sharpen her skills.
Mrs. Connors completed the Comprehensive & Intensive DBT Training for Independent Practitioners, led by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, PsyD, Jennifer Sayrs, PhD, ABPP and, Andre Ivanoff, PhD. Over the last several years she has also received expert consultation and training in DBT and CBT from Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, PsyD and Cristina Mullen, LICSW.
Mrs. Connors has a particular interest in mindfulness. She attended the Zen Mindfulness Training lead by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. and participates in regular mindfulness practice.