Jeremy’s Psychotherapy Approach
I believe you’re stronger and wiser than your current struggles might lead you to believe. It’s just that sometimes your core strength gets covered up by the stress of life and the difficulties you’ve faced. With me, therapy is about helping your best self emerge, which often requires a dose of compassion and giving yourself a much-needed break.
How I got into Psychotherapy
Therapy is a third career for me. I started out in nonprofit advocacy, public policy, and working for the federal government. So, I understand the ins and outs of DC life. Then I became a teacher. I loved working with students and families. During one Summer break, I was a mediocre bartender who botched orders, but I listened deeply to people’s stories. Now I’m a therapist, and it’s a privilege to hear your story and to help you with the next chapter.
How I Can Help
I have experience working with clients with a variety of goals and challenges,
- Anxiety and depression
- Relationships and sexuality
- Life transitions, career changes, loss, and grief
- Gender, sexual, and affectional identity
- Trauma, including abuse, neglect, religious trauma, and PTSD
I have specific training to help people heal from trauma and the effects of growing up in a difficult or dysfunctional family. Some of my clients explore how their early experiences shaped who they are today without defining or hurting them anymore.
I also work with clients to improve their relationship with sex. That can include exploring healthy, fun sexuality, or addressing compulsive or problematic behavior. In all things, I strive to be sex positive, kink aware, and poly friendly.
As a gay man, I’m passionate about supporting LGBTQ+, queer, trans, and gender expansive clients. I take an affirming, strengths-based approach, whether we focus on gender and sexuality or other issues. If needed, Rock Creek Therapy can provide letters of support for gender affirming care.
Finding Hope and Strength Through Therapy
Regardless of who you are or where you’ve come from, I believe therapy can provide a safe, gradual way to face the things you’ve been struggling with. And in the process, we’ll discover strengths and resources that help you heal, grow, and thrive.
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Experience And Education
Jeremy Ayers, Psychotherapist, LGPC, NCC
Jeremy is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the District of Columbia
We are currently accepting appointments for new clients. Contact us today about finding a psychotherapist who is a fit for you.