Kaela Ason (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I am not a blank-slate therapist. I will laugh with you, be angry with you, and hold space for you to feel your emotions.

Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
Supervised by Sowania Germain, LMHC

About My Clients

I enjoy working with clients between the ages of 17 to 35, as well as couples. My areas of interest are working with individuals in their early twenties who are experiencing anxiety and challenges with adulthood. I also help couples communicate more intentionally, guide men in exploring healthy expressions of masculinity, support individuals in exploring and developing their unique identity from their community, and help people cope with life transitions and heal from past trauma.

My Background and Approach

You are in control of your own mental health journey. I push clients to challenge their thoughts and thought processes, empowering them to be in charge of their own stories. I am warm, relational, direct, curious, and use humor and metaphors with clients. I am passionate about helping people feel seen, illuminating their strengths, and supporting them to develop solutions to the challenges they face in their lives. I approach therapy collaboratively and tailor my approach to each individual. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, depending on the unique needs of each client. Each session may look different since we are all continually changing and adjusting to our surroundings.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Born and raised in New York City, I believe in individuality and being an advocate for yourself. Experiencing a city with diverse individuals and so much to explore, standing up for yourself, while also discovering who you are in a city where you can be anybody, is vital. I am dedicated to providing antiracist and culturally affirming therapy, recognizing the many strengths to be found in positive cultural identity, as well as the impacts of oppression and marginalization on clients’ life experiences. I seek to embody the values of hospitality, humility, curiosity, and acceptance for every person. I am excited to continue providing therapy to new and longtime New Yorkers from all walks of life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Golden Rule
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • All Savers
  • UMR
  • Wellfleet
  • United Healthcare UMR
  • UMR - United Medical Resources
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Surest
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


833-775-6252 Email Kaela
Resilience Lab
928 Broadway Suite 500
New York, NY 10010

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