Hi! Welcome to Beyond Wellness LLC. My name is Ali Greenfield and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and yoga teacher. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I hold strongly in my belief that our relationships have and continue to impact who we are. Our relationships with the various systems in our life; work, school, home, the community– are all integral parts of who we are and how we feel. As a systemic therapist, I view everything from a wider lens: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Similarly, I believe that our relationship with ourselves is the most important relationship that we encounter in our lives and ought to be treated as so.
I have been working as a clinician in the field for five+ years. My experience includes working in several residential treatment centers for young adults and teenagers with mental health challenges, working in the private practice environment, and working in an agency. I have run several groups including recovery groups, yoga/mindfulness groups, teen groups, and am trained in Mental Health First Aid. My areas of expertise including young adults, substance abuse, grief counseling, and mindfulness.
My practice is a compilation of all of the things that I love: therapy, mindfulness, and healing. The goal and mission of Beyond Wellness is to help people strive for a deeper sense of wellness and healing through therapy infused with holistic practices. Beyond Wellness is designed to promote health and wellness through the integration of body, mind, and spirit. I specialize in yoga, therapy, and retreats. Through mindfulness, breathing, yoga, and therapy, the body and mind are limitless.
Education & Training:
Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Southern Connecticut State University, 2017
200-hour RYT, The Breathing Room, February 2016
Certified Youth Yoga Instructor, Full of Joy Yoga, 2013
Master of Arts degree in Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University, 2011
Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Stonehill College, 2009
Elephant Journal Publications:
“A Buddhist Truth we need to Face” on September 8th, 2016
“This is what Happens when We Stop Caring about what Other People Think” on June 25th, 2015.
“7 Ways Yoga Improves Mental Health” on June 17th, 2015.
“I Befriended My Emotions” on March 31st, 2016.
“10 Things Authentic People Do” on April 21st, 2016
“To the Women Who Fear They are Destined to be Alone” on May 15th, 2016
“To the Motherless Daughters” on May 24th, 2016
“Learning to Trust Your Gut in Recovery” on December 28th, 2015.
“Losing a Parent is an Ache that Can’t Be Soothed” on February 11th, 2019