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Ailyn Costa-Minch(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New JerseyNew York
Anxiety - Depression-Divorce & separation- Relationship issues- Work stress-Assertiveness-

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Professional statement

Ailyn Costa-Minch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with teenagers and adults. Ailyn offers individual and couples therapy, as well as team and group coaching. She generally works with clients who feel overwhelmed by their anxiety. They have racing thoughts, ruminations, excessive worry, and even sometimes panic attacks. This anxiety could originate from the pressures of school, a professional career, relationships, or a self-imposed drive towards perfection. It leaves Ailyn’s clients feeling emotionally spent, frustrated, and unable to focus.

Ailyn’s approach to therapy with her clients starts with understanding their mental health goals. As a coach, Ailyn helps clients determine what they would like to change about their lives and how they can make those changes. She uses a strengths-based, compassion-focused approach, which means that she encourages clients to recognize and affirm their individual strengths, as well as show themselves compassion. Clients learn how to better manage their emotions so that they can cope with moments of distress. Clients also learn to pay attention to the patterns in their lives and change those that aren’t helpful or healthy. She enjoys bringing a mindfulness and Buddhist perspective to conversations, teaching clients about the mind-body connection.

Ailyn earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and has over 10 years of experience working with clients. Her goal is to instill a sense of resilience and authenticity into clients’ lives. She hopes to leave clients with high self-esteem and confidence so that they feel ready to tackle any challenges that come their way.

Message to clients

Hello, my name is Ailyn Costa-Minch and I’m a practicing Licensed Clinical Therapist in New York and New Jersey. My area of expertise is working with teens, college students, young professionals, and couples.

Many of my clients struggle with executive function, transitions, micromanaging thoughts, perfectionism, anxiety, boredom and emptiness. Others tend to want success, but lack passion and drive. While others struggle with intimacy and experience shame, guilt or blame.

I offer an authentic, courageous and mindful platform that will create a safe space for you to discover and understand your thoughts, behavior and patterns.

My goal is to protect and advocate for your wellbeing. I work with my heart to uncover your talents, desires and strengths. I’m here to offer you guidance and support as you tune into your body and mind. You will align with your life purpose through wisdom, courage and strength focusing on your needs and wants.

Together we will devise a roadmap to assist you in restructuring your path, or maybe, you might want to pave a new road.

Together we will battle the intruders and conquer the barriers, by boosting optimism, confidence, and overcoming any obstacles.

You deserve to feel confident and strong in order to make better decisions for yourself, or for each other.

There are so many possibilities, come and join me and develop an energy of self-awareness, peace, clarity, focus and drive.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

ACM Therapy, LLC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
R3 Continuum, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Private Practice, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Care Plus, Licensed Social Worker
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc, Licensed Social Worker
Hillmar, LLC , Licensed Social Worker
Latin American Institute, Intership: School Social Worker
High Focus Centers, Internship: Social Worker
Paterson Public Schools , School Social Worker: Child Study Team
Paterson Public Schools, Special Education Teacher

Rutgers University , Master of Social Work (MSW), 2001


New Jersey: 44SC05509100 - New York: 093050


English, Spanish


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations


  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • The Empire Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$180 (60min)
  • Initial session:$180 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$180 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$55 (60min)
  • Family sessions:$180 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Ms. Minch is warm, welcoming, and relatable. She offers a compassionate listening ear and delivers meaningful, solution-focused feedback."
- Zencare client November 2023
"I felt very comfortable talking to Ailyn."
- Zencare client January 2024
"I'm excited, she seems nice, openminded, professional. I did only meet her briefly however, I'm not disappointed but totally excited."
- Zencare client January 2024
"Easy to talk to. Empathetic."
- Zencare client February 2024

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