Sisters of Color Discussion Group
Contact Christina or Ali at (585) 473-8177 or email us today to learn more about a specific group.
Meet the Faciliators
Fatima Banister, LCSW, MPA, and Ashley Pinkeney, LMFT, will professionally facilitate the group and ensure the participants are supported as they navigate survivorship.
I empower Black women to reclaim their voice in their relationships (both personal and professional). This is done by helping them learn to increase trust in themselves and unlearn harmful patterns.
Black women often face a unique set of challenges when they don’t have a voice in their relationships. These challenges can range from feeling unheard or dismissed, to feeling powerless in making important decisions, to having their opinion ignored or belittled. Additionally, Black women in relationships without a voice may find themselves in situations where they are taken advantage of or taken for granted.
My ultimate goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where Black women can express themselves freely, without judgment. To me, the therapeutic relationship is both sacred and cultural. We were designed to be in relationship!
Ashley Pinkeney received her B.A. in Psychology from St John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, then pursued her Master of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego, with a concentration in Medical Family Therapy. She gained individual, family counseling, and group therapy clinical experience at San Diego Hospice & Institute for Palliative Medicine, Agape Counseling Associates, Unity Health Systems and The Healing Connection.
Ashley has been Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. She used her experience in the bereavement world to head the Pediatric Bereavement Program at Golisano Children’s hospital for 5 years. Ashley is also a published author; writing the chapter, Perinatal Bereavement Care, in the book Perinatal Palliative Care, published in 2020.