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 e

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.


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.

I am honored to serve with Dr. Patricia 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.


Jean Miller, LISW

I received my formal education at Purdue University in psychology in 1987 then my master’s in social work in 1992 at Indiana University. More importantly, most of my education has developed by working with beautiful and diverse individuals, families, groups and other professionals throughout my career, through volunteer work, and continued training.  I have worked with young children through adults in multiple public and private settings including foster care, inpatient, residential, outpatient, school-based, and home-based counseling.

I work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, autism spectrum, ADHD, low self-esteem, social skills and relationship issues, identity issues, abuse, adverse life experiences and/or trauma.  I am an EMDRIA-approved therapist. It is my passion to assist clients through safe, knowledgeable, and accepting journeys where they can experience more of their potential for reaching the goals they set. I utilize evidence-based practices such as EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and others depending on your wants and needs.

I wholeheartedly believe that you are the expert on you-- even during confusing times where you question who you are, and that the answers lie within you. The many things of which you may struggle may have helped get you to this point. My work is to join with you in a safe and positive, professional relationship in order for you to gain tools to change things that aren’t working anymore and to gain insight about your past and present in ways that can bring you more peace of mind and increased capacity to meet your goals for the future.




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 since 2010, 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.


April Bellar, AAS, CDCA

I am the Assistant Office Manager and your first point of contact at Dr. Patricia Hayes and Associates. After receiving my Associates in Applied Science Degree in Human Services from Sinclair Community College, 18 months were spent as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have over 30 years of extensive Office Administration experience and a natural desire to help.  My tenure here began in 2017 and provide a variety of office duties including scheduling new clients with the appropriate therapist.