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Ayana Ali(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York
Anxiety -Infertility counseling-Life coaching- Loss, grief, and bereavement-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health- Trauma-

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Professional statement

Ayana serves a diverse clientele, with a particular focus on supporting Black women through their unique challenges. She is deeply committed to helping individuals who grapple with chronic anxiety, infertility, and pregnancy loss, bringing both her personal insight and professional expertise to each session. Ayana’s practice is inclusive and welcoming to all who seek understanding and growth, striving to create a space where every client feels heard and valued.

In her therapeutic approach, Ayana emphasizes awareness and insight building, coupled with the development of practical coping strategies. She believes in a collaborative, strength-based framework, helping clients to identify their own strengths and leverage them to overcome obstacles. Her method integrates cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices, tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. This personalized approach ensures that therapy is not just about managing symptoms but about fostering a deeper, transformative change.

Ayana’s professional background in psychotherapy and coaching is marked by a commitment to empathy, continuous learning, and client empowerment. As a licensed psychotherapist and coach, she has dedicated years to honing her skills and expanding her knowledge to better serve her clients. Her own experiences with panic disorder, infertility, and pregnancy loss enrich her empathy and understanding, making her a profoundly relatable and effective therapist.

Understanding the demands of modern life, Ayana offers flexible remote sessions that accommodate her clients’ schedules and geographical constraints. This flexibility allows her to support more individuals in navigating their challenges, regardless of their location, ensuring that high-quality therapeutic assistance is just a video call away. Whether in person or online, Ayana is dedicated to being a consistent, supportive presence in her clients’ lives, helping them to achieve lasting well-being and resilience.

Message to clients

Are you dealing with:

Constant overthinking that drains your energy daily?

The pursuit of perfection that feels forever elusive?

Delaying essential tasks until the last minute?

A sense of ongoing chaos in your life?

Fear that you don't deserve the good things, always expecting the worst?

Harsh and frequent self-criticism?

Sacrificing your own needs to please others, resulting in resentment?

Feelings of being an imposter?

Regularly sabotaging your own progress?

Or are you trying to grow your family and looking for:

Empathetic support from women who truly understand what you're going through?

Validation and understanding of your personal experiences?

Effective strategies to manage the emotional toll of loss?

A family planning approach that respects and fits your specific needs?

Ways to rediscover joy and engage again with your passions and hobbies?

Let's connect!

If you see yourself in these descriptions, it's time for us to connect. You're ready for a meaningful change, and I'm here to provide support and guidance as we work together towards your greatest potential. Reach out today—there are no judgments here, just a commitment to help and illuminate your journey.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

New York University, Certificate in Leadership, Managing Change In Integrating Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Settings, 2013
NYSED, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2006
New York University, Master of Social Work, 2000
NYSED, Licensed Master Social Worker, 2000
New York University, Bachelor of Arts, 1998


New York: 073867




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

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Locations & Hours


Ayana Ali is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)

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