Koren Ayres, LCSW
in-person: chicago – n. michigan ave
Koren Ayres is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to adults and adolescents. She provides an atmosphere of understanding and respect, and values a holistic and creative approach to therapy. Koren has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, inpatient/outpatient hospital settings and residential treatment. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and a secondary Master’s in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London, U.K. Koren’s international exposure has strengthened her cultural awareness and sensitivity.
She enjoys working with diverse clients and has interests in anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin issues, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, and career/life transitions.
Koren utilizes an integrative style, applying a variety of approaches including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Strengths based, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, to best meet the goals and needs of each client. With compassion and empathy, she creates a collaborative, supportive, and safe space.
Areas of Interest
Aging/Life Transitions/Elder Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety/Social Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Disorder, Caregiver Support, Cultural/Multicultural Issues, Depression, Divorce, Family/Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, Guilt/Shame, Identity/Self-Esteem, LGBTQ+, Mindfulness/Meditation, Money/Finances/Spending, Mood Disorders, Neglect, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm, Singles’ Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Women’s Issues