Phone: 973-228-3987 ext. 6023


Degrees and Certifications:

MA, LPC, NCC, School Counselor

Mrs. Alexandra Bertola, MA, LPC, NCC

Lincoln Elementary School Counselor

Hi, my name is Ali Bertola (formerly Ross) and I am happy to be returning as Lincoln Elementary's school counselor for the 2022-23 school year, my sixth year here!

I grew up in West Caldwell and attended school here through high school. Once a chief, always a chief! I never thought or expected that I would get the chance to work in the community where I was raised. Following my years as a student at Caldwell, I went on to receive my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware. Go Blue Hens! There I majored in Psychology and minored in Women's Studies, as well as in Human Development and Family Studies. I also studied abroad in Paris, France and have continued to enjoy traveling! So far, my favorite destination has been the beautiful Greek Islands. Following graduation from UDEL, I studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ and received my Master of Arts degree. 

My previous experience has involved group, individual, and family therapy in both academic and clinical settings. 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey. I also have my School Counselor and National Certified Counselor (NCC) certifications. 

My goal is to support you and your child in having a positive social-emotional and academic school year. I work collaboratively with parents, teachers, and students to address any issues that might surface throughout the year and in building a caring school community.

If you have any questions about my role as school counselor or would like more information about how I can help your child or your family, please feel free to reach out to me VIA email at or by phone at 973-228-3987 et 6023. Wishing everyone a wonderful year!

Last Modified on September 15, 2022