Ari Lewis

MAPP, MA, EdM, Mental Health Counselor-Limited Permit

Ari Lewis

MAPP, MA, EdM, Mental Health Counselor-Limited Permit

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Michael Crocker, PhD, LCSW #055189
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor-Limited Permit - 109862-01
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 to $200
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


New York, New York 10019

My Approach to Helping

I knew I wanted to become a therapist at the age of 12, the day my mom dragged me to her psychology class. But knowing and accepting are two different things. Two years of music school, seven years of working in education, and countless hours of personal therapy later, I decided to begin grad school. I earned my master’s in positive psychology at University of Pennsylvania and two master’s degrees in counseling psychology at Columbia University, where I also earned an advanced certificate in working with LGBTQ+ and open and polyam concerns. I enjoy spending my free time writing and performing poetry, reading nerdy psychology books, and playing board games with whoever will play with me.

I take a culturally humble approach to therapy, educating myself about my clients’ backgrounds and identities and how I can best be helpful. Fully aware that books and articles have nothing on a person’s experiences, I honor each person's unique story, establishing a therapeutic relationship that is both collaborative and warm. I draw from my expertise in positive psychology and sexuality, and I combine this with my training in relational and social justice therapy to craft a tailored approach to each individual that enters my office.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

You might have hesitations before trying therapy and that hesitation is incredibly valid--for so many reasons! I believe that successful therapy can only happen when you and your therapist are matched well. That is why I give a free, thirty-minute consultations so we can see how well we work together. If that sounds like something you're interested in, please feel free to message me or give me a call. I'll be looking forward to meeting you.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Consensual Non-Monogamy
    Kink and BDSM (Bondage & Discipline, Domination & Submission, Sadism & Masochism)

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Jealousy
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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