Ashton "AC" Conwell, LPC Associateshe/her/hers
Supervised by Emily Slaughter , LPC-S
"Be loyal to your growth and believe in your potential"
I, first, want to say that even taking the step towards looking for a counselor is a big step, and you should be proud of that – it takes courage, truly. If you decide I am the person to help through this time, I would be honored.
You are already strong and capable by virtue of making it and moving forward every day, but sometimes a person needs some support to help make sense of the emotions they are feeling. I view therapy as a place where you can be yourself completely, while thinking about the way to better yourself, in your own time. As a counselor, I believe each person has the ability to change, a counselor is there to help you keep it all organized and give perspective when you want. The purpose of our space is to help you work towards your personal goals.
Therapy is a space where you must feel comfortable no matter what. As a professional and person, my spaces are welcoming to anyone in polyamorous or polygamous relationships, fat positive, LGBTQIA+, any race or ethnicity, and open to the neurodivergent. I do individual and couple sessions utilizing narrative therapy, strengths based intervention, and mind-body connections at the heart of my therapeutic style. I emphasize the importance of you telling your truth and explaining how you feel throughout the session using “I” statements. I aim to help people with a wide range of issues from new changes making a person anxious to infidelity issues to handling traumas from childhood till adulthood to substance abuse.
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Education in the Counseling Mental Health Service department and a Master of Philosophy in Education in Counseling. In my education and research, I found that helping a person’s inner child and listening to their stories helps them feel understood and more open to the possibilities of life. In addition to helping a person move from childhood to adulthood, I spent time understanding and working with those who suffer from substance abuse disorders. By utilizing a strengths based intervention, a person can see what they need from life while finding coping skills to handle their substance misuse. Also with Narrative and strengths based therapy, due to my love of reading as a child, bibliotherapy is another form of therapy that is also welcomed in this space. I am originally from Cleveland, OH, so we believe in being ready for anything that can happen, even for things that should be impossible.
Please reach out with any questions you have or just to speak with each other! I look forward to being a part of your therapeutic journey.
Area of Expertise
Safe space for all body types, religious beliefs, relationships, and sexualities
Healing your inner child and finding answers in your stories
Person-centered and strengths based
Techniques & Experience
Emily Slaughter, M.A., LPC-S
8133 Mesa Drive #104
Austin, TX 78759