Hi! I am Aquilla Ali.
I have a Masters of Social Work from Widener University and am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). As an LSW, I work with clients that deal with ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression, Parental Stress, Life Stress, Family Conflict, Low Self Esteem, and Self Harm.
Some techniques I use in therapy include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Attachment Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I focus on building a solid therapeutic relationship, creating a safe space for therapy, validating clients’ feelings, and focusing on their strengths. I meet my clients where they are, and together we work to build self-sufficiency.
I want my clients to feel supported and heard. My goal is to work with you to identify and use new skills and resources to assist in achieving goals your goals. My clients feel empowered and supported in their journey.
Aquilla Ali is available for teletherapy across Pennsylvania.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Many individuals feel like they are at war with their bodies. Whether it’s feeling shame, guilt, or giving ourselves critical comments about our bodies, we can be our own worst enemy. Our therapists can help you feel at peace with your body and learn to be kind to yourself.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Move Forward Counseling is an inclusive practice where we want the LGBTQIA+ community to feel welcome and supported. Whether you are unsure how to embrace your identity, are having relationship issues, or need extra support from a non-judgmental person, we have therapists who can help.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.