Why see a psychologist?

We all experience a wide range of challenging issues and situations over the course of life. How do you decide when you need assistance with symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, low mood, and fatigue? Perhaps there are issues that you may be facing at work or in family relationships and you question whether you could use some professional help? The time is always right to work on addressing those aspects of your health that seem to be troubling you.

It is your choice to take an active role in improving health and understanding or creating a change in your life. As soon as you identify a need for assistance, Dr. Virginia Ayres is there to walk down the path with you, offering effective and proven treatment. If your family doctor currently prescribes medication for mental health symptoms but you wonder whether taking the time to sort out your concerns would help, Dr. Ayres can assist you by collaborating with your doctor or other professionals involved in your care.

Dr. Ayres has been a practicing psychologist for over 25 years and has received advanced training at top universities in several empirically validated treatments. She is also an expert trainer and supervisor in Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Take the time to address the important issues in your life and you can learn to decrease stress and improve your mood, health, and relationships.

Some frequent concerns addressed in therapy:

  • Decreasing symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Eating disorders such as overeating, binge eating
  • Addressing relationship challenges
  • LGBTQ+
  • Managing role transitions such as illness, marriage, pregnancy, college, workforce issues, aging, etc.
  • Increasing assertiveness in all realms of your life
  • Negotiating work relationships
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