Araien Bascome, LMSW, LSW, CPC

Heal. Grow. Thrive.

Therapy for changemakers.
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Everyone comes to The Work in their own way, for their own reasons, in their own time. For some, that reason is to seek a safe space to explore and grow as they need; to others its a dedicated ear and a mind trained to help them resolve emotional conflicts, stress, anxiety, depression. Still others simply seek to be seen and embraced (in all their human messiness). Whatever journey has lead you here, my goal is to help you step into the fullness of your beautiful self and live the best life possible - in ways that are person centered, trauma informed, and anti-oppressive. My therapeutic style is eclectic, humanistic, and integrative in nature - incorporating evidence based methods, including: person-centered / non-directive, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and compassion, and expressive arts based modalities. I enjoy working with all individuals ages 18+ (NY and NJ residents only) across the spectrum of human experience who are interested in divesting and healing from toxic socio-cultural formations (racism, sexism, ableism, cis-sexism, patriarchy, classism, etc.). All services are: ​ LGBTQIA, Kink, Poly/CNM, and SW affirmative. Inquiry by email is preferred.
Áraien I. Bascome
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Chronic Illness
  • Disability
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
  • Racial Identity
  • TGNB
  • Transgender
  • Transgender Issues
  • Racial Trauma
  • LGBTQ Parents
  • Familial / Developmental Trauma
  • Navigating Toxic Family Systems
  • Gender Affirmation Letters
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • ADHD Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Borderline Personality Disorder


  • Eclectic
  • Narrative
  • Expressive Arts
  • Psychodynamic
  • Humanistic
  • Somatic
  • Attachment-Based
  • DBT Informed
  • Coaching
  • Experiential
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based

Insurance Accepted

  • Princeton University EPN
  • Medicare (NJ Residents Only)
  • Out of Network Eligible*


  • Sliding Scale (New York): $110 - $200
  • Sliding Scale (New Jersey): $25 - $200
  • Voucher Programs: $100 - $120

“Áraien created a space for me to be fully myself. With his support, I was able to begin accepting the parts of myself that had been shunned away... Their affirmations and gentle feedback were necessary for me to confront my anger and find ways to let it go. ”

~Divinity G.

“Áraien is an empathetic clinician and will connect with TGNC clients, especially folks of color. I appreciated their willingness to listen and affirm my experiences.”

Cole C.
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