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Dr. Doris Ayala, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I provide the sensitivity and skill needed to work through difficult conflicts and interpersonal dynamics to help you create the life you want. With multiple certifications and degrees in law, social work, and psychology, I bring you a unique educational background and work experience. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I provide a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to understanding who you are and what you would like to achieve. I work in developing a trusting alliance and work towards finding solutions to your problems. While pain, frustration, and sadness often bring people to therapy, I know that transformation happens when you take positive action. I think that I can help you on your personal and familial journey to greater mental health and stability!

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IL LCSW 149.003219


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Doris Ayala. 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.

Dr. Ayala was very helpful in providing tools for me to use in working through the emotional issues I faced after a loss. Because of our counseling sessions, I feel much more capable of navigating my emotions in a clear-headed and positive way.

Written on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Doris for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Ayala listens and helps to pin point what may be the problem with your mental health. She comes up with great ideas to help with anxiousness and encourages you to put yourself first.

Written on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Doris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety