Jason  Aylsworth
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Jason Aylsworth

He/Him/His

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Massachusetts Accepting Online

Telehealth availability only at present, no in-person visits

Updated October 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Mood disorders
  • Identity development
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

Jason Aylsworth is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician located in Newton, MA. Jason specializes in helping clients move past traumatic experiences, increase their ability effectively regulate their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and addictions. Many of his clients suffer from anxiety throughout daily life, overwhelming sadness and feelings of depression, problems with focus, concentration, perfectionism and procrastination, and difficulty in their relationships. Jason supports clients through these distressing feelings by offering warm, compassionate conversation and a comfortable space to explore the causes and conditions of these issues, feelings, and situations.

Jason’s approach to therapy includes many components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Clients learn how to grow healthier thoughts and thought patterns while relating more effectively to harmful habits by understanding how they serve you and where you learned them. Informed by his own mindfulness practice, he also brings mindfulness exercises such as meditation and mindful movement into sessions with clients to boost self-awareness and promote relaxation. He has extensive experience helping clients change their behavior, whether that’s away from an addictive substance or toward healthier relationships and thought patterns.

Jason earned his Master’s degree from Lesley University and has a post-graduate certificate from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. His dedication to recognizing and utilizing each client’s unique strengths make sessions with him encouraging and empowering. His personal and professional understanding of the theory and practice of psychotherapy, mindfulness, and Buddhism helps cut through some of the noise surrounding meditation, its benefits, and its risks. He creates a safe, comfortable space for clients of all backgrounds and collaborates with clients on reaching their mental health goals based on their own values.


Message to clients

Hello, and thanks for reading about me and my practice.

Finding the space to work through things that trouble you is a big step that brings up complicated mix of feelings. I work to create and maintain a judgement-free space that affords you the opportunity to discuss the stressors, circumstances, and historical factors of your life and relationships in a way that brings about healing, develops insight, and helps you move toward a more deliberate and intentional way of being and relating to yourself and others.

A primary feature of my post-graduate learning and field work has been expanding my understanding of trauma-informed care, somatic (body) awareness, emotional regulation, and mindfulness meditation. My current area of focus in my clinical work is how a deeper understanding of Buddhist psychology and philosophy can teach us how and why to incorporate mindfulness and meditation in our daily lives, how to do so in a personal and meaningful way, and why you don't need to "be a Buddhist" to derive benefits from something as simple as informal mindfulness practices, and what the difference between formal and informal practice is and what it isn't.

Thank you again for reading my blurb! I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO

Jason Aylsworth is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am -8pm
  • Fri 10am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Psychotherapy Associates of North Reading, Outpatient Therapist, 2020 - Present
C&C Counseling Services, Private Practice Owner/Operator, 2020 - Present
Eliot Community Health Services, Clinical Supervisor, 2019 - 2020
Pine Street Inn , Substance Use Counselor, 2017 - 2019
Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, In-Home Therapist, 2016 - 2017

Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Post-graduate certificate, 2021
Lesley University, Master's Degree, 2016
Framingham State College , Bachelor's Degree, 2003


Licensure

Massachusetts: 11846


Languages

English