Jill C. Baird, Ph.D.
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I have been licensed as a psychologist since 2008 and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist since 2014. I have practiced therapy in a variety of settings in Ohio, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania since 2001. After completing my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Miami University and my clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY in 2007, I was hired as the Interim Director of the Student Counseling Service there. In addition to assisting clients of all kinds through private practice throughout my career, I have worked in clinical settings focused on specific populations, including college students, medical professionals, veterans, and the elderly. In addition, I have taught psychology at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels since 2008. I have also supervised doctoral trainees and interns and held various leadership positions, including Program Director of the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, before transitioning to full-time practice in Ohio.
My broad base of training and experience allows me to assist people struggling with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, sexual dysfunction, and relationship issues. My expertise in the treatment of sexual issues includes problematic online sexual behavior as well as:
• Low Desire or Desire Discrepancy in Couples
• Erectile Dysfunction/Ejaculatory Difficulties
• Sexual Pain
• Sexual Dysfunction due to Medical Issues/Aging
• Anxiety/Fear/Aversion to Sex or Intimacy
• Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation Concerns
My approach to therapy is based on the fundamental belief that, even in the most difficult of times, there are opportunities for growth and change—constructive alternatives to one’s current way of being. In both general psychotherapy and sex therapy, my work is grounded in a humanistic philosophy designed to help people with life’s problems—in whatever form they take. More specifically, my practice is based in constructivist approaches to therapy. As a humanistic-constructivist therapist, I believe the strength of the therapy relationship is fundamental to the success of therapy. Thus, I attend closely to the quality of the relationship and aim to create a warm, respectful, and validating environment in which the person feels safe enough to talk about difficult and painful issues. At the same time, through gentle challenge, and empathic, genuine feedback, I offer clients the opportunity to explore and examine ways of thinking and being that have not been helpful and may need to change so that they might have more of the kind of life they want.