Meet Dr. Ayres


Meet Dr. Ayres

Education and Training

Ph.D.University of Pittsburgh, Counseling Psychology
M.Ed.Boston University, Counseling Psychology
Predoctoral FellowYale University, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Clinical Psychology
Postdoctoral FellowBrown University, Butler Hospital, Clinical Psychology Training Consortium

Training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Current Appointments & Professional Affiliations

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, UH Cleveland Medical Center, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • Member, Certified Trainer and Supervisor, International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (isIPT)
  • Fellow, Certified IPT Trainer, Level E, Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute

Clinical Interests
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Maternal Depression (perinatal, postnatal), Grief and Loss, Binge Eating, Managing
Relationships, Phase of LifeTransitions, LGBTQIA+, Strengthening Veteran Adjustment

Educational Interests
Mentoring in psychotherapy, psychiatry residency training in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), family practice
training in mental health topics

Selected Publications


Ayres, V. E. (2008) In S. Loue, & M. Sajatovic (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health. New York: Springer Publishing. Entries: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Caregiving/Caregiver Burden, Hypochondriasis.


Ayres, V. E. (2004). In S. Loue, & M. Sajatovic (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Women’s Health. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing. Entries: Agoraphobia, Anxiety Disorders, Hypochondriasis.


Wilfley, D., MacKenzie, R., Welch, R., Ayres, V.E., & Weismann, M. (2000) Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Group, New York: Basic Books.

Aronson, S.C. and Ayres, V.E. (July 2000) Depression: A treatment Algorithm for the Family Physician, Hospital Physician, Volume 36, Number 7.

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