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Your Psychoanalyst

Dr. Willard Walden Christopher Ashley, Sr. is educated and experienced in helping individuals, couples, families, businesses, organizations, and institutions. Willard Ashley brings decades of wisdom and experience to assist you in meeting your goals.

Celebrities, professional athletes, CEOs, MDs, nurses, couples, singles, students, moms, dads, and individuals in crisis or seeking in-depth understanding found help, hope, and healing through sessions with Dr. Willard Ashley, Sr.


Dr. Ashley invites you to build on your strengths. Improve your relationships. Celebrate the joy in your life with sessions equipped to bolster your self-esteem, heal your hurts, find forgiveness, and bathe you in positivity. Learn how to love. Enjoy better sex. 


Contact Dr. Ashley as a consultant to improve compassionate listening, heal racial trauma, and strategize to undo racism. Specialties include:


  • Psychoanalyst 

  • Marriage & Family Therapist

  • Certified Group Psychotherapist

  • Racial Trauma Consultant

  • Motivational Speaker 

  • Educator

  • Clinical Supervisor 

  • Vocational Coach  

  • Interfaith Spiritual Leader

  • Media Guest

What To Expect From Your 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 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 1996, I have provided patients with 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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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 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 and family Therapist who 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 toward all of life’s most complex matters. Call or write for an appointment today.

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Antiracism Consultation and Supervision

Addressing Racialized Trauma in the Workplace, Organizations and Community

I rely on my 50 years of experience addressing racism both personally and professionally. I am trained to work with companies, universities, lawyers, professional groups, and individuals to address racism in the workplace and relationships. Racial aggression webinars, trauma-based interventions, and clinical supervision are available. Expert Witness on Racial Trauma, Black Fatigue, and White Fragility

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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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Let Me Help!

Exceeding Expectations  Every Step of the Way

My name is Dr. Willard Ashley, Sr., SCP, NCPsyA, CGP. I am a New Jersey State Certified Psychoanalyst. My memberships include Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis; Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists; Certified Group Psychotherapist, American Group Psychotherapists Association; Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society; the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology and Black Psychoanalysts Speak.

Since 1996, I have provided 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 you through all your obstacles.

My experience includes media guest, author, clinical instructor, psychoanalyst, marriage and family therapist, President and CEO, Vice President, expert witness, executive coach, academic dean, tenured associate professor, motivational speaker, pastor, disaster recovery specialist, and vocational counselor.


Let me guide you through life’s most complex and challenging matters. I care about my patients’ well-being and offer top-of-the-line counseling and mental health services catered to your needs.

Get in touch with me today for more information.

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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 badquestion 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 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.


You may schedule a in person or virtual appointment using the link below. 

Payment Methods

Please use the appointment button to set an appointment. We do not accept insurance. 

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.

50 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043

460 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

(201) 400-3166

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