Ashley O'Connor: MA, LPC: Primary Therapist for Newport Academy

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Ashley O’Connor, MA, LPC

Ashley O’Connor, MA, LPC, has worked with a diverse population of children, teenagers, and adults, in private practice and school settings. She specializes in working with individuals healing from trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as those with developmental disabilities, such as autism.

Her professional experience includes clinical work at Shoreline Wellness Center in West Haven, Connecticut, and the Connecticut Center for Child Development in Milford, Connecticut. Moreover, Ashley’s family history of substance abuse inspires her to help teenagers who are struggling, so they can go on to a bright future.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“Newport Academy, to me, means hope and support. We have an amazing team of individuals with various experience and specialties, who are passionate about the work that they do here. The philosophy of loving others until they can love themselves is part of what drew me to be a therapist, and it is wonderful to be part of an organization that embraces that sentiment to the fullest.” —Ashley O’Connor

Select Achievements

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certification
  • Master’s degree in community psychology, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut
  • Undergraduate degree in psychology, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut (Psi Chi National Honor Society member)