Aja Evans is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown Manhattan. Many of Aja’s clients come in to focus on how they can improve navigating life transitions, work stress, anxiety, self-esteem, and depression. Aja is particularly passionate about serving BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and new parents. She is currently working on advanced training in financial therapy.
In session, Aja utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy. She puts emphasis on building a healthy therapeutic relationship allowing for trust as you explore how your life experiences impact how you respond, connect, and step into the power of our authentic self. Examining your inner thoughts, narratives, and behaviors allows for a better understanding of the barriers potentially preventing you from striving forward. In session, Aja may also use breathing exercises, creative expression, and holistic discussions about how you address your wellness. These approaches support clients in learning to identify barriers and maladaptive habits while implementing coping strategies they can utilize to change their perspective and strive towards their goals.
Aja's style is warm, engaging, and non-judgmental. When clients first start therapy with her, she provides a comfortable environment that promotes honesty and the allowance of understanding each client's personal narrative.
Aja received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University. She has worked at a variety of behavioral health settings, spending several years working at clinics and with Coordinated Behavioral Care, where she lead teams in assisting members to reintegrate into the community after time spent in the hospital . Outside of private practice, Aja enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family & friends. Although she is seeing clients virtually, she looks forward to getting back to the office, which is a quick walk to or from Penn Station.
Financial Therapy - Coping with stressors, anxiety, worry, or difficulty managing the financial aspects of your life. Work through how you see, feel, and manage your money mindset in order to feel better about your overall wellbeing.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
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
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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Private Practice , 2015 - Present
Coordinated Behavioral Care, Director , 2017 - 2020
Lesley University , Master's in Counseling Psychology, 2010
Iona College, Bachelor's in Psychology, 2008