Asher M. Seruya, LCSW


is a social worker and psychotherapist specializing in trauma-informed care, weight-stigma, and eating disorder recovery.

Asher has extensive training in the art of storytelling and brings this perspective to all aspects of their work

Whether we are exploring how to tell a story to an audience, or we are digging into your own story together to find themes and patterns to support you in your personal growth, stories are how we navigate the world.

  • Psychotherapy

    Asher’s clinical approach to psychotherapy is informed by various clinical orientations, including psychodynamic approaches, narrative therapy, systems theory, harm reduction framing, and some cognitive reframing when appropriate.


    When working with eating disorders, chronic dieting, and body liberation, Asher works within the Health at Every Size (HAES) paradigm to support all people in all sized bodies in looking after their health in ways that are right for them.

    Learn more about Asher’s therapeutic work 
  • Supervision

    For those with a current LMSW license in New York State looking to accrue their clinical hours under a clinician aligned with their personal approach to therapy!


    Supervision is offered on a pay-for-service basis, or as a part of the employee benefits package at Affirmative Therapy Collective. Frequency of supervision will vary by caseload. Both your time as the supervisee and my time as the supervisor are included in the employee benefits package.

    Learn more about the available supervision options 
  • Public Speaking & Media

    Asher has done many podcasts and interviews and is available for live events and other public media appearances.

    Reach out for information about having Asher at your event 
  • Illustration & Artistic Therapeutic Tools

    Asher creates mental-health-informed art and educational artistic illustrations in the clinical areas that interest them.

    See Asher’s artwork 

Educational Background

Asher has been working clinically with eating disorders for five years and in human services for almost a decade.

They accrued their hours for clinical licensure (3,000 supervised hours over at least 3 years time) while working under highly skilled and resourced supervisors specializing in complex trauma and eating disorder treatment.

Current Level of Licensure:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

earned in March 2024 via board-sponsored exam and 3,000 supervised clinical hours

Social Work Education

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Fordham University, May 2020

Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Narrative Studies with a focus in Creative Writing; minor in Nutrition
University of Southern California, May 2016
  • Interviewed for a module of The Every Body is Beautiful Project Digital Course, presented by Ophelia’s Place

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  • Guest speaker for an online conference about lived experience of body shame

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  • Guest lecturer on the topic of a social justice approach to Health at Every Size

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Kvetching on the Couch, a podcast about Jewish mental health hosted by Asher M. Seruya and Laur Plawker

  • I’m Mean to Myself All Day — Here’s How Mental Health Pros Say I Can Fix That

    Read here 
  • Do Yourself a Favor and Follow These Jewish Therapists on Instagram

    Read here 
  • How to cope with the rise of antisemitism — from your local Instagram therapist

    Read here