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Katie Ayres

Katie Ayres


20 years of experience

Hello! My name is Katie Ayres and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana and have been in practice for the past 20 years. I have been told the following through client feedback, and I hope the same for you! "Thank you, Katie..🥀. I felt very connected ..and "heard" today..🌈. So grateful for you and your way of counseling..it is so kind...You have helped me so much..and continue to do that for me." In addition to therapy, I have also served as a Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director. I am certified in TF-CBT (see below) and specialize in sexual abuse. I currently provide online therapy so that you can attend in the comfort of your own space.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In the first session together, we will spend time building a therapeutic relationship through rapport building and I will ask basic questioning on what you hope to get out of therapy. I will go at your pace, and meet you where you are at in the therapeutic process. Therapy takes time and I am here to walk through it with you.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Having worked in the field for 20 years, I have seen and heard many things! I bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding. I will provide active listening and we will problem solve together.

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My treatment methods

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic method that involves enhancing a client's motivation to change by means of four guiding principles, represented by the acronym RULE: Resist the righting reflex; Understand the client's own motivations; Listen with empathy; and Empower the client.

Grief Therapy

Grief is the natural emotional response to the loss of someone close, such as a family member or friend. Grief can also occur after a serious illness, a divorce or other significant losses. Grief often involves intense sadness, and sometimes feelings of shock and numbness, or even denial and anger. We will process through these emotions together at a pace that you are comfortable with.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy. It is a common treatment for a range of mental health challenges and teaches you positive coping skills. It focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions.


Strengths-based (or asset-based) approaches focus on individuals' strengths (including personal strengths and social and community networks) and not on their deficits. We will focus on your strengths to achieve your personalized goals.

Trauma-Focused CBT

TF-CBT addresses the multiple domains of trauma impact including but not limited to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, externalizing behavior problems, relationship and attachment problems, school problems and cognitive problems. We will use TF-CBT to improve skills for regulating affect, behavior, thoughts and relationships, trauma processing, and enhancing safety, trust, parenting skills and family communication.