Ashley Zayas, Therapist in Jersey City, New Jersey — Zencare
Ashley  Zayas
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Ashley Zayas

They/Them/Theirs and Xe/Xem/Xyrs

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New Jersey, New York Accepting Online
Jersey City, Manhattan Not Accepting In-person

Hi! I have openings Tuesdays at 11, 2 and 3, Wednesdays at 11, and Thursdays at 11 and 2. Schedule a free consultation to see if we are a good fit. Looking forward to meeting you!

Updated November 8, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Ashley Zayas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York and New Jersey. If you want to work with a therapist that understands the struggles of systematic oppression, holding marginalized identities, and will accept you 100%, look no further. Ashley is passionate about helping clients be (or become) their authentic selves DESPITE the world we live in. This world inflicts violence in every way possible and is impacting our mental, physical, and financial health. Let's work together and find the JOY in life and how we can create it.

Ashley helps clients start the healing process in a safe, secure therapeutic environment with some laughter along the way. Xe takes an introspective and restorative approach to therapy, believing you are the expert on yourself. Clients will reflect on how societal views and oppressions impact their lives, which could include talking about historical, cultural, families, or societal influences. Ashley’s goal is to help clients heal from past traumas while also taking steps towards living authentically. For clients who have conflict in a relationship, whether at home or at work, Ashley offers an interactive therapy style that is conversational in nature. Coaching clients through their goals, Ashley provides supportive, inclusive therapy services for all.

Ashley earned a Master’s degree from New York University. They are passionate about helping clients thrive despite the many oppressions unfairly placed on them. They enjoy working with clients across a wide range of mental health topics and collaborate with their clients to put steps in place for healing. All sessions are held virtually.


Message to clients

Finding a therapist you click with can be tough. I have a bubbly personality, am direct and down to earth. Clients appreciate the freedom they have to bring their full selves with me, knowing that I'll accept them no matter what. I'll accept you too.

I appreciate open and honest communication with my clients and will always bring my authentic self. If I can't be me, you can't be you. Simple as that.

My hope for my clients is to figure out ways to experience happiness in spite of a society that doesn't want us to. We will work on some deep shit together but I'll keep a safe container for us to do so.

If you're ready for changes in your life, schedule a free consultation today and see if we are good fit!


Specialties

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ashley Zayas is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (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
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11 AM - 7 PM
  • Wed 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Thu 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11 AM - 7 PM
  • Wed 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Thu 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Jersey City practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
161 East 110th Street, New York, New York 10029
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Vida Guidance Center, Therapist, 2020 - 2021
BCFS, Lead Clinician, 2017 - 2018
SPOP, Bilingual Therapist, 2013 - 2017

New York University, Master of Social Work, 2013
SUNY The College at Brockport, Bachelor of Social Work, 2012


Licensure

New Jersey: 44SC06057100

New York: 085623


Languages

English

Spanish