Ali is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience. Prior to working as a counselor, Ali provided social work services and emotional support in medical settings. She worked with chronically and seriously adults and children, including the families of infants in
the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the families of children with complex medical needs.
Alison Pinkerton, MSW, LCSW
Ali has experience treating a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, living with chronic illness, and perinatal mood disorders. She is pursuing advanced perinatal mental health training through Postpartum Support International.
Ali seeks to create a space where people feel safe, comfortable, and heard. She welcomes the opportunity to work with folks of all backgrounds and identities. Ali approaches clients with warmth and a strengths-based perspective while also providing practical guidance and techniques. Ali is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, and she incorporates elements of these modalities tailored to you and your goals.
She was inspired to work specifically with people experiencing perinatal mental health concerns after facing her own challenges during pregnancy and motherhood. Ali benefited greatly from working with a perinatal mental health counselor herself and hopes to now “pay it forward” by helping others navigate similar challenges of fertility, pregnancy, and parenthood.
While Ali is generally in network with the following groups, please call your insurance directly to confirm.
Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth, Medcost, and United Healthcare/Optum