Counselor / Therapist
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Carissa Ali, LAC
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Associate Counselor
3499 Route 9   
Suite 2C -Rm 7   
FreeholdNJ 07728
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Practice Information:
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
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 EMDR Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
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