Amanda Ali

Works with:

  • Adults of color
  • Adult members of the LGBQIA/queer communities
  • Transgender and Gender Nonconforming adults
  • Adults living with HIV/AIDS

Therapy Approach:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Trauma Focused (TF)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Motivational Interviewing


Depression and anxiety, stress and anger management, grief and loss, Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), racial and gender identity development, attachment disorders

Get to Know:

I believe that an authentic therapeutic alliance can lead to healing, and I am happy to bear witness on your journey back to your Self in therapy. I foster a client-led, safe space where clients can naturally express their vulnerabilities without fear of judgement or admonishment. I am passionate about working with individuals ready to better understand their emotional responses, find the sources of their discomfort and learn skills to help better navigate daily life.

I specialize in complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) including traumas of early attachment, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I prioritize working with adults of color within the LGBQIA+/queer and transgender communities.

I use a wide range of client-focused, evidence-based treatment modalities to address depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, as well as stress and anger management. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help clients identify the thoughts and emotions behind their behavioral responses, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) can help clients become more stabilized and grounded and Internal Family Systems (IFS) can help clients safely address traumatic events and memories without becoming overwhelmed by them.

Professional Training:

  • Boston University, Master of Social Work (2013)
  • Williams College, Bachelor of Arts, English, Africana Studies, Women and Gender Studies (2007)