Willard Ashley, Sr. 
Welcomes You

Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a certified expert is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed, professional Psychoanalyst  in Montclair, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. I am happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care that you deserve.

"Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin"

Ivan Pavlov

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What To Expect From Your Therapy Visits

Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

Perhaps you are down or anxious - maybe you are unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you are not living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track. The start of a new better you is one phone call away.

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Customized Compassionate Competent Care

With You Every Step of the Way

Your well-being is my ultimate concern. Since 2000, I have provided patients in the Montclair area a wide range of psychological and counseling services to suit their needs. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. Look at the services I offer. Get in touch with me today.

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Psychoanalysis

Dive Deeper

Examine your unconscious, actions, thoughts, emotions, perceptions, dreams, defenses, avoidances, recurring patterns, past experiences, relationships, and reactions to the therapist. Schedule an appointment today and witness the benefits of psychoanalysis.

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Psychodynamic Therapy

A Happier, Healthier You

We will work together to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s challenges. I am confident you will find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Write or call to book an appointment.

Couples Therapy

Compassionate Care

If you are looking for quality Couples Therapy sessions with a trained Marriage & Family Therapist that cares, then you have come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help couples develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Call or write for an appointment today.

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Family Therapy

Building Stronger Families

During Family Therapy visits we work together to examine the strengths, challenges, patterns, systems, losses, histories, cultural norms, rituals, roles, rules, spiritual practices, ethnicity, geographical moves, and stories that impact healthy family functioning. Call or write to schedule your first session. Build a stronger family.

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Couples Therapy

Compassionate Care

If you are looking for quality Couples Therapy sessions with a trained Marriage & Family Therapist that cares, then you have come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help couples develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Call or write for an appointment today.

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Group Therapy

Safe Support, Strength and Compassionate Feedback

Join one of our groups. Learn insights how others see you. Develop keen awarenesses of how you are received by others. Feel supported by peers as you grow. Understand how you show up in relationships.

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Antiracism Consultation and Supervision

Addressing Racialized Trauma in the Workplace, Organizations and Community

Rely on my 50 years of experience addressing racism both personally and professionally. Trained to work with companies, universities, lawyers, professional groups and individuals to address racism in the workplace and in relationships. Raciaizedl aggression webinars, trauma based interventions and clinical supervision are available.

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My Story

Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time

My name is Dr. Willard Ashley, Sr., SCP, NCPsyA, CGP. I am a New Jersey State and, Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst. My memberships include: the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, Allied Mental Health Professional with the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, and Certified Group Psychotherapist, American Group Psychotherapists Association.

My experience includes: psychoanalyst, marriage & family therapist, director, vice president, executive coach,, academic dean, tenured associate professor, disaster recovery specialist, career counselor, author and pastor.

 

Since 2000, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help patients through all their obstacles.

 

Let me guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my patients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line counseling and mental-health services catered to your needs. Get in touch with me today for more information.

Help Center

You Ask - I Answer

Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving patients the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.

Do you use Freudian or Jungian analysis techniques?

My training is in Freudian psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution focused supportive therapy, family systems, couples, sexual practices, trauma, disaster recovery, undoing racism and group therapy.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

Yes! If a patient finds my standard fees are outside of his or her budget we can explore what is realistic for him or her. My goal is to agree on a fee that helps patients to receive the needed care and honors my expertise as a seasoned mental health professional.

How long does each therapy session take?

Individual therapy or psychoanalysis is 45 minutes per session. Couples or family sessions are 60 minutes. Group therapy is 90 minutes per session with a six person limit per group.

How long can I expect to be in therapy?

One size does not fit all. During the first two sessions we will discuss your needs and go over standard intake questions that you will receive in advance. Upon review, we will determine your goals, list objectives and agree on a treatment plan.

Contact Me

I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

460 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA

622-624 Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043, USA

(201) 400-3166

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