Wayne Ayers

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Wayne Ayers

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Psychologist - 014992
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $250-$300 per 45 min hour
Sliding scale is available to those with financial need
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

New York, New York 10010

My Approach to Helping

I am a licensed clinical psychologist maintaining a video psychotherapy practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I have 25+ years of experience working with trauma-related issues and posttraumatic stress (PTSD) while at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. While there I studied different therapies (prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, modern analytic group therapy, Internal Family Systems, and integrated behavioral couples therapy) designed to reduce the impact of trauma on one's life. I'm also trained in circling, non-violent communication, and radical honesty--all techniques design to facilitate interpersonal communication. Initially trained in a client-centered/Rogerian approach, my professional development has encompassed years of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy groups, Gestalt workshops, AK Rice, and modern analytic groups. Through this, I have come to believe in the power of psychotherapy to facilitate change in people's lives and to understand that effective psychotherapy is less about the technique and more about the motivation, commitment, and chemistry of the therapist-client dyad.

More Info About My Practice

I work with individuals, couples and groups. I currently have a men's group which meets on Tuesday evenings

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy is more than just talk. It is a living honest relationship which can cause ripple effects throughout your life. Having the courage to tell the truth and offering yourself compassion are powerfully transformative. Let your own natural desire to heal emerge.

Had a negative therapy experience?--Therapy can be difficult like any human relationship. Often the chemistry is not right or the time is not right. But negative therapeutic experiences can be instructive as well. It can teach us what does and does not work and point us to where the gold is in the treatment.

The client therapist alliance is really the heart of the psychotherapeutic work. There is healing in trust and vulnerability. These are often frightening words to people who have been hurt, traumatized or betrayed. But these very emotions are powerful experiences that can be harnessed for healing.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Group Therapy
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults, geriatric, anxiety, depression, fear, phobia, personality diagnoses, narcissism, substance abuse, alcohol, sex addiction, military, veteran, BIPOC, divorce, couples, social anxiety, stress, paranoia, bipolar, codependency, anger, worry, relationship, career, organizations, and groups.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • LGBTQ+
  • BIPOC

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sex Addiction
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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