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Dr. Lorrette Ayers, LICSW, PhD, CCTPII

Dr. Lorrette Ayers, LICSW, PhD, CCTPII


23 years of experience
Solution oriented

Dr. Ayers has her Master's in Social Work from Fordham University, her MS in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland, and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Neumann University. Dr. Ayers is currently completing a second doctorate, a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.). Dr. Ayers utilizes an eclectic approach to her work, including Cognitive Behavioral, Existential - Meaning Centered, Solution Focused, Humanistic and Mindfulness based therapies. Dr. Ayers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Complex Trauma Certified Professional (CCTPII). Dr. Ayers holds multiple certifications in trauma as well as the integration of mental health and spirituality. Throughout her career, she has worked in the medical field and in both community and private sectors. Dr. Ayers is affiliated with the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Manager and Instructor and has traveled throughout the United States assisting survivors of natural and human caused disasters, with a specialization in management/leadership roles in mass casualties.

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

During the first session, there will be an introduction and an assessment. It will be important for me to understand what brought you to therapy at this time and how you feel it is affecting your everyday life. My overall goal is that you feel respected, comfortable and feel that I have the training and experience to assist you in the area of concern.

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

Dr. Ayers has been in the helping profession over twenty years and has worked with various populations. She is well versed in her areas of expertise and continues her education through seminars, continuing education and conferences; she is currently completing her second doctorate in Psychology (PsyD).

About Dr. Lorrette Ayers, LICSW, PhD, CCTPII

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My treatment methods

Couples Counseling

Gottman method is one approach to couples therapy which may be referenced. This includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship, and integrates research-based interventions.

Grief Therapy

Over 20 years in grief work specializing in: end of life care, chronic illness, traumatic grief, victim assistance, disaster (natural disasters as well as mass casualty response and therapy).


Humanistic approach to psychotherapy which focuses on an individual's development of their own unique potential. Humanistic therapy can help a client to develop self-acceptance by providing a safe space to work toward personal growth.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. SFBT is future-oriented and positive.