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Amanda Ali, LICSW

 

Works with:

Adults; adult members of the LGBQIA/queer and transgender communities;
Those with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID); adults living with HIV/AIDS,

Therapy Approach:

anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, stress, anger management; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT);  Internal Family Systems (IFS). can help clients safely address traumatic events and memories without becoming overwhelmed by them.

Specialties:

Depression and anxiety – Learn the sources, triggers and healthy coping skills to manage distress and loss of function

Stress and anger management – Learn your stressors, triggers and healthy coping skills for daily life

Grief and loss – Learn to accept loss, process your pain and adjust to a new way of living

Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) – Learn coping skills after long-term abuse or repeated traumatizing events such as witnessing domestic violence or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse throughout your lifespan

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Learn how to recover and cope following distressing or overwhelming events

Get to Know:

I believe that an authentic therapeutic alliance can lead to healing and I am happy to bear witness on your journey back to your Self in therapy. I foster a client-led, safe space where clients can naturally express their vulnerabilities without fear of judgement or admonishment. I am passionate about working with individuals ready to better understand their emotional responses, find the sources of their discomfort and learn skills to help better navigate daily life.

I specialize in complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) including traumas of early attachment, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociative disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I also have experience working with adults living with HIV/AIDS, in addition to working with adult members of the LGBQIA/queer and transgender communities.

I use a wide range of client-focused, evidence-based treatment modalities to address depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, as well as stress and anger management. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help clients identify the thoughts and emotions behind their behavioral responses, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) can help clients become more stabilized and grounded and Internal Family Systems (IFS) can help clients safely address traumatic events and memories without becoming overwhelmed by them.

Professional Training:

  • Boston University, Master of Social Work (2013)
  • Williams College, Bachelor of Arts, English, Africana Studies, Women and Gender Studies (2007)
Emely Arias, LCSW
Vanessa L. Adams, LMHC
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