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Ayanna Ferguson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

My therapeutic style embraces working with individuals and families of diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds who may be experiencing a variation of stress and are new or returning to therapy. I specialize in honoring and lifting cultural values, beliefs, and the strengths as I provide insight and collaborate to create solutions and relief for presenting issues while fostering client’s confidence using very effective therapeutic interventions for short term therapy. I hold a Masters degree from Howard University and have also received post graduate training from Ackerman Institute for Families. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State and in addition to my private practice, I also hold a position as a faculty lecturer at Columbia University. Interventions used in my practice include: Solution Based Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Attachment and Structural Family Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy. Client experiences may include: anxiety, ADHD, complex trauma, separation, divorce, blended families, behavioral or emotional dilemmas, work place stress, transracial/interracial relationships, same-sex coupling, professional anxiety, imposter syndrome, chronic illness, loss, grief, immigration trauma and a combination of transitional and health crisis' in the home due to COVID-19 related anxiety and depression. Through my practice, I provide practical guidance and an engaging and empathetic approach to social, emotional, and spiritual growth to explore and identify solutions that work for clients.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NY LCSW 087440


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ayanna Ferguson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have to admit, our 2 sessions have been extremely helpful. I feel safe and supported. Thank you.

Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Ayanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem