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Ali Whitney

Ali Whitney, MA, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
Site Supervisor
Location: Montclair

(201) 661-8070

My Focus Areas:
Complex family dynamics, LGBTQIA+, Relationship Issues, Co-parenting, life-transitions, OCD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma

My Therapeutic Toolbox:
CBT, Solution-focused, positive psychology, mindfulness

Client Population Focus:
Young Adults, Adults, Couples

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling & Bachelor of Arts in Child Advocacy & Policy with a Minor in Social Work

As a therapist, I view life as a canvas, and my role is to help you paint a picture of your own unique journey. With a passion for both the artistry of therapy and the power of human connection, I bring a creative and empathetic approach to our work together.

Much of my career has been dedicated to assisting families undergoing major life transitions. I specialize in nurturing healthy co-parenting dynamics, advocating for children, addressing relationship challenges. In every interaction, I aim to be a ‘safe place’ for my clients.

My commitment goes beyond providing a safe place; I also prioritize gender affirmation and have a profound understanding of the diverse experiences within the LGBTQIA+ and other communities. My goal is to create a space where you feel seen, heard, and valued.

Whether your objective is to overcome negative thought patterns, establish healthy boundaries, or delve into the depths of past trauma, remember, you don’t have to navigate these waters alone. I’m here to walk beside you as you explore the next chapter in your life’s masterpiece. Just as every stroke on a canvas contributes to its beauty, every step you take contributes to your personal growth and transformation.

Together, we’ll create a masterpiece that reflects your resilience and the infinite potential within you. After all, as Lao Tzu wisely said, ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

blue tinted sand maze

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Lao Tzu

Trusted by our clients

When I emailed Wellness Counseling of Bergen I got an answer right away, the same day. Jennifer, the manager is amazing helping us to get an appointment the same week, and helping with everything related to insurance payments and claims. We are so thankful, blessed and fortunate to have them on our side.

~ Client

Taylor is absolutely amazing! I’ve been with her for almost a full year and can attribute so many positive changes in my life to our sessions. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist:)

~ Client

I highly recommend Wellness Counseling! Dr. Jen is a warm, kind-hearted, and very sincere therapist. When walking into her office, she greets you and is extremely welcoming. Her genuine care for her patients helps us feel at ease and I always feel relieved after our session. She has two office locations with several therapists that are highly qualified and can assist you with a multitude of therapy work as well, if she is not available. 5 stars for Dr. Jen and her team!!!

~ Client

I spent a year working with Ali Whitney, it was a year well spent and I accomplished the goals Ali and I set throughout the year. Ali’s approach allowed me to work through feelings, emotions, and personal limitations and allowed me to overcome them in my own time, with her guidance and expertise. The new space is welcoming and relaxing and after each session I left feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. Thank you so much!

~ Client