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Ayla Fleming , LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

I believe the therapy relationship is sacred because it is a space to discuss anything- free of judgement. Therapy is a space to learn coping skills, process choices/events, clarify goals and the pathway to achieve them, manage life changes, move past trauma, or regain your voice. I am passionate about empowering individuals with the skills they need to minimize stress and maximize peace, joy, and identifying the pathway to health- honoring the best version of you. I have experience working with clients managing anxiety, depression, wellness/ self-care challenges, PTSD/ trauma, codependence, health/ pain issues, and hoarding.
Modalities I often use include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), assertive communication skills, learning emotional language, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), stress reduction skills such as mindfulness, visualization, and meditation, motivational interviewing (MI), and health and wellness psychoeducation.
Feel free to reach out with any questions. I truly look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Attachment issues, Body image, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

NY LCSW 085920

NJ LCSW 44sc05770300


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ayla Fleming . We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ayla is awesome. I just started therapy with her a few sessions and I already feel like I want to continue with her as my long term therapist. She is very understanding and connects very well. She makes sure I am extremely comfortable with her.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Ayla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I haven’t been with Ayla for long but she’s incredible. I feel safe talking with her and I think her solutions are practical and sensible. Highly recommend.

Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Ayla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ayla demonstrates great empathy and non judgemental attitude. I highly recommend!

Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Ayla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem