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Carmen Ayala, LMHC
I strive to guide my clients through self-compassion and empower them to improve their overall well-being.

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Carmen Ayala, LMHC

Location

Licensed In

NY

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space for clients to freely express their thoughts and emotions. I utilize an integrative approach to tailor treatment methods to my clients’ specific needs. I believe that creating a safe, collaborative, and supportive environment is very important in helping clients work towards healing and growth. I strive to guide my clients through self-compassion and empower them to improve their overall well-being. I am bilingual and able to hold therapeutic sessions in both English and Spanish.

Education

MA - Mental Health Counseling, Iona College

License Number and State

NY 011460

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I decided to become a mental health professional after figuring out that my calling was to help people. I always found the brain and human behaviors fascinating and found myself wanting to learn more and more about it. Why not use that knowledge to help others make sense of themselves and those around them?

What are your interests outside of work?

My biggest interest outside of work is traveling. I want every page in my passport stamped! I also enjoy trying new foods (I have a sweet tooth), the occasional shopping spree at Target, and spending time with my 2-year-old Old English Sheepdog.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I practice mindfulness and gratitude at the end of my day. I also try my best to disconnect by taking time in nature or stay connected with loved ones by embracing them in many hugs.

How do you recharge?

I maintain a consistent sleep routine in order to feel refreshed for the following day. I think it is important to remember to take time to rest, but also make time for movement. I like to workout in the mornings in order to be in the best mood to start my work day.