Ali (they/them) is an artist and Creative Arts Therapist. Ali has worked in a variety of therapeutic, community, and educational settings, providing therapy for toddlers, children, teens, and adults. They approach their practice with openness and empathy, taking a person-centered approach while integrating meditation, Gestalt methods, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) into their work. Ali’s clinical experience includes working with individuals living with disabilities, those managing mood disorders, and clients entering therapy to help process and manage major life transitions. They have particular interest and experience working with trans and non-binary youth.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Ali was a teacher. Working primarily with preschool age children, Ali provided Reggio Emilia inspired leadership in the classroom, promoting children’s social emotional development through artmaking, play, and experiential learning. Their research has focused both on child development and behavior, as well as queer identity development across the lifespan.
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