Meet Our Therapist
Ali Warhaftig, MSW, LICSW is the founder of Healing Matters Counseling Center (HMCC) and she wants you to know that she is not an “old-school-lie-down-on-the couch” type of therapist. Nope, she’s an out of the box thinker, empathetic comrade in the journey through life, and authentically herself in whatever she does. She sees you as a whole person and knows the journey of healing well from her own life experiences. In her free time, you’ll find her cooking, baking, reading, traveling, and being outdoors.
You probably want some more facts about Ali’s training and background, so keep reading for more details!
Ali is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Vermont. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Goucher College in Baltimore and her Master's degree in Social Work at University of Maryland School of Social Work.
When Ali graduated from Goucher College, she worked as a Program Manager leading a community center in Baltimore. Ali went on to work at Kennedy Krieger Institute on an inpatient, pediatric psychology unit for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and severe behavioral challenges. Ali also completed her two internships during her master's program at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Psychiatric Mental Health Program and the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress where she worked with individuals who had been diagnosed with complex, degenerative medical conditions and complex trauma. During her time at Kennedy Krieger, Ali completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship Program. In 2019, Ali worked for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in VT providing outpatient mental health services to clients of all ages in an outpatient clinic and multiple schools.
All of these experiences have led Ali to have a passion for evidence-based, strengths-focused therapy where building a relationship with her client becomes the most valuable tool. She strives to tailor her therapeutic approach to meet the needs of her clients and prioritizes ongoing feedback as well. She is currently accepting telehealth clients for individuals 18 years or older in Vermont.