After graduating from the University of Dayton, I was the founder and director of a Montessori school. My work with children and families led me to obtain my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, where my focus of study was on Identity Development in Women. In 1992, I began my private practice as a Psychologist serving adults. In my work with clients, I specialize in helping women resolve issues that directly affect them -- body image, feelings, the past, relationships, and their children. I believe that the connection I make with you will help you find solutions that fit for you, become more open and accepting of yourself, and develop a greater capacity for intimacy. Among the problems I have helped clients resolve are depression, anxiety, anger, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, eating disorders, body image, and relationship issues as well as decisions about ending relationships, healing from divorce, sexuality, sexual orientation, and dealing with being an ACOA (adult child of an alcoholic). I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which you can learn to express your emotions, as well as examining your thought patterns and working to improve your interpersonal relationships. My treatment is based on feminist, humanistic, and integrative principles. We will explore family of origin issues and experiences of abuse and trauma. My approach to treatment borrows from Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral, Guided Imagery, Journaling, Self Psychology, Mindfulness and Gestalt therapies, as well as EMDR when appropriate.
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Patricia J. Hayes, Psy.D, Centerville and greater Dayton OH.
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