Counselor / Therapist in Freehold, NJ

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Carissa Ali, LAC

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National Certified Counselor
Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Specialties: Including but not limited to ADHD, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Postpartum, PTSD and Trauma, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Grief and Loss, Adjustment Disorder, Life Transitions, Emotional Disturbance, Behavioral Issues, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Impulse Control, Personality Disorders, Codependency, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Body Image Issues, Self-Esteem, Crisis Intervention, Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, Relationship and Familial Issues, Peer Relationships, Communication Issues, LGBTQA+ Issues, Sexual and Gender Identity, Racial Identity, Multicultural Issues, Spirituality, Men’s and Women’s Issues, Anger Management, Stress Management, Coping Skills, Academic Underachievement, Life Coaching, Career and College Counseling, Life Skills, Time Management, Self-Care and Wellness, Weight Loss, Mindfulness, and Meditation

Adolescents (14 and up), Young Adults, and Adults.

Educational Background:I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from CACREP accredited Georgian Court University, and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I have extensive experience working with a wide range of diverse clientele from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I have worked in clinical outpatient settings, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and Adult Residential Substance Abuse Rehab Care, providing Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, and Psycho-Educational Facilitation.

Therapy provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients to openly and honestly explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns; as well as their goals and dreams for the present and the future. Every individual is different, and with that in mind, I strive to meet you where you are, to begin to assist you in your journey toward wellness. I believe in establishing a mutually respectful, trusting relationship in order to work together to gain insight and develop strategies that will enable you to build confidence and the skills to move toward self-acceptance, inner peace, and the ability to trust yourself.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
3499 Route 9
Suite 2C -Rm 7
FreeholdNJ 07728
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