Specializing In Women And Relationships

Dayton, Centerville, OH and Surrounding Areas

About Us

Dr. Patricia J. Hayes, Psy.D.

After graduating from the University of Dayton, I was the founder and director of a Montessori school. My work with children and families led me to obtain my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, where my focus of study was on Identity Development in Women. In 1992, I began my private practice as a Psychologist serving adults and adolescents and in 2005, I added more therapists to my practice. In my work with clients, I specialize in helping women resolve issues that directly affect them -- body image, feelings, the past, relationships, and their children. I believe that the connection we make with you will help you find solutions that fit for you, become more open and accepting of yourself, and develop a greater capacity for intimacy. Among the problems I have helped clients resolve are depression, anxiety, anger, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, eating disorders, body image, and relationship issues as well as decisions about ending relationships, healing from divorce, sexuality, sexual orientation, and dealing with being an ACOA (adult child of an alcoholic). I strive to provide a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which you can learn to express your emotions, as well as examining your thought patterns and working to improve your interpersonal relationships. My treatment is based on feminist, humanistic, and integrative principles. We will explore family of origin issues and experiences of abuse and trauma. My approach to treatment borrows from Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral, Guided Imagery, Journaling, Self Psychology, Mindfulness and Gestalt therapies, as well as EMDR when appropriate.


Jane Benner, LISW-S, LICDC

 I have received my education in three fine Ohio schools of higher education. I received a BA from Mount Union College in Sociology, a MSW from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Arts in Religious Education from United Theological Seminary.

My social work and counseling experiences have included working with diverse populations in a wide variety of settings. I have experience working with individuals and groups who have chemical dependency problems through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also have worked with families of chemically dependent individuals.

The methods I utilize to assist individuals with becoming well begin with building a relationship of trust and honesty. I have experience with client-centered and solution focused techniques. I have an emphasis on feminist and spiritual approaches to wholeness.

Louise Smith LPCC

My background is in the arts, specifically theatre and playwriting. It was through the arts that I became interested in working in the field of mental health. I worked for many years as a teacher of theatre at Antioch College where I developed a curriculum that supported students to find their own voice and create original work about their own lives. In 2011, I returned to Anioch for three years as Dean of Community Life where I initiated services for students on campus including residential life and counseling at the newly re-opened college. I received my Masters of Science in Community Counseling at University of Dayton in 2008 and my post-masters clinical training at the Jung Institute of Chicago in 2012. I have worked in community mental health settings with people diagnosed with severe mental disorders on an Assertive Community Treatment, in a medical clinical, a community mental health agency, with women in an alcohol and drug treatment facility, with children and adolescents, and in a college counseling center.

The grounding of my work with clients comes from person-centered approaches, Jungian psychology and mindfulness. I work with clients to identify the strengths they bring to their situation, as well as to foster creative and imaginative ways of thinking about and responding to the challenges they face. I am interested in supporting clients in exploring their authentic identities particularly in relation to gender and sexual orientation. My many years with college students has led me to a passion about working with the transgender and LGB community, and other diverse groups. I have experience working with people who are struggling with adjusting to new situations in life, with depression, anxiety, phobias, family dynamics, trauma, self-doubt, relationship difficulties and the artistic process. My work with Dr. Patricia Hayes practice started this year. I currently teach performance at Antioch College and am available for therapy on Saturdays.

Annie Davis, LISW-S

Hi! I am a licensed independent social worker supervisor who uses clinical knowledge and interpersonal and administration skills to assist individuals, organizations and communities. My focus is to foster improved mental health, professional functioning, and communication in a variety of populations.

My career as a mental health therapist began out of a passion to serve others. I attended Xavier University for my Bachelors of Science in Social Work in 2008, and did my internship at the Women Crisis Center in Covington Kentucky. I completed my master degree at the University of Cincinnati Advanced Standing Master Degree program in 2009, and interned at the Employee Assistance Program for UC Health hospital system. I am currently there practicing full time. I am an independently licensed social worker/ supervisor within the state of Ohio (LISW-S).

My professional responsibilities include individual counseling, marital/family counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse and behavioral health case management, employee issues, such as executive and employee coaching and management consultation, and mediation. I train and present on topics such as vicarious trauma, orientation, violence prevention, workplace harmony, and stress as well as supervise master level clinicians. My passion for the clients I serve extends to advocacy work for all individuals and human rights which span from human trafficking, LGBT, or mental health rights.

Currently I am honored to be the President Elect for the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter to take office in July of 2015. I have an active home life with my husband and two teenage sons, enjoy close relationships my two adult daughters who have ‘launched’. I am honored to serve part time on Saturdays with Dr. Patrica Hayes and Associates where I can assist individuals with emotional healing. I provide therapy to address many issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, mindfulness, stress reduction, relationship issues and healing from emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse and neglect. I specialize in working with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Motivational Interviewing, which are enhanced with Mindfulness and a focus on Unconditional Positive Regard for every client. I can apply skills with Dialectical behavioral therapy and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) if needed. I look forward to meeting with you!

Marisa Badgley, LPCC, LICDC

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). I received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University and a BS in Addictions Studies from the University of Cincinnati. My clinical focus in community mental health agencies and nonprofit work and has provided a strong and diverse foundation for my counseling practice.

My experience includes, but is not limited to, counseling individuals and couples with depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, difficult family dynamics, domestic violence, anger management, stress reduction, PTSD, organization, time management and goal setting.

I adapt my approach to each client individually with a foundation of compassion and collaboration. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Humanistic Therapy to support clients in understanding emotions, thoughts and behaviors that may be causing suffering and impairing healthy functioning . I supplement therapy with interventions from Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based on each client need.

It is my belief there is no crisis or concern too insignificant or insurmountable where the presence of a supportive therapeutic relationship cannot be beneficial. Seeking counseling is the first step on the path toward gaining insight and healing.

Karla Jones, B.S

I am the office manager for Dr. Patricia Hayes & Associates. I graduated from the University of Dayton (1991) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. I also earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from National College, Kettering, OH (2010) in the Administrative Office Professional program. I’ve been with the practice for three years and perform a variety of office procedures which include: verification of benefits, billing of mental health claims, retrieval and recording of client/insurance payments and problem resolution of denied claims.