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Emely Arias, LCSW

Works with:

Children, Adolescents ,Young Adults, Adults, Families

Therapy approach:

I strongly believe that therapy is the best place for people to develop a healthy understanding of themselves. As your therapist, I will be available to assist you in all areas of concern. In order to meet the needs of a client, I will always be part of a team. I will work in unison with you and others that you may consider useful in your treatment, such as a: partner, parent,  sibling, or any other community provider. My therapeutic approach is to provide client-centered treatment to address behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal needs identified by you. My goal as a therapist is not to provide an immediate fix to the identified concerns, but to assist you in developing the tools needed to better manage stressors when they arise. Everyone is worthy of having a safe space where they can creatively navigate their emotions and in turn develop a deeper understanding of themselves.

The beauty of life is that it is our greatest teacher and we, as students, are always changing and adapting to its lessons. It is without saying that these lessons continue to happen over the full life cycle. Some of these lessons can be more difficult to adapt to than others. And it is at that exact moment, that therapy becomes the most useful tool in the toolbox. In therapy, I will always honor your story. I will provide a private, respectful and supportive environment in which you are given the opportunity to flourish. Lastly, the therapeutic treatment that you will receive will be client-centered and most importantly client-driven. I am well-prepared to go along for the ride.

Specialties:

  • Child Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Talk Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • CBT Therapy
  • DBT Therapy

Languages:

I am fluent in both English and Spanish and I can offer therapeutic services in both languages.

Get to Know:

In my 10 years of experience, I have luckily been exposed to community outreach positions as well as clinical positions. I have worked as an: In Home Therapist, Therapeutic Mentor, Inpatient Medical Social Worker, and On-Site Clinician at a preschool and afterschool program. I have completed internships at: DARE Family Services Inc. (pregnant and parenting teen residential treatment program in Newburyport, MA), North Shore Rape Crisis Center (Lynn, MA), Victims of Crime and Loss (community outreach and counseling program offered by Beth Israel-Lahey), and Union Hospital’s Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry Unit (Lynn, MA). Lastly, in my downtime, I have launched a small therapeutic program for pre-teen and teenage girls called: I Am Us Organization.

 

While in these positions, I have been able to provide counseling services for: children, adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and families. I have facilitated behavioral support groups for preschool aged children and talk therapy groups for pre-teen and teenage children. I have provided therapeutic treatment to address the following: anxiety, depression, stress, school-related stress, peer-related stress, trauma, abuse (verbal, emotional, physical, sexual), complex family dynamics, and healthy identity development. And, I have developed a therapeutic style that consists of using evidence-based treatment modalities like: Talk Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Education & Professional Training:

Salem State University – Master of Social Work, 2014

Salem State University – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2011

 

 

Amanda Ali, LICSW
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