Dr. Aylward works with adults across the lifespan struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, family issues, work and school challenges. He is trained in Internal Family Systems therapy and draws from psychodynamic and attachment theory, Buddhist psychology and mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Aylward graduated from Boston College and received his Psy.D. from William James College. He completed internships at McLean Hospital and Brandeis University as well as a post-doctoral fellowship at Boston College. Dr. Aylward has worked as a therapist and supervisor at Emerson College Counseling Center and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates prior to joining Kendall Psychological Associates. He is currently providing remote psychotherapy over secure videoconferencing platforms.
Central to his work as a psychologist is cultivating therapeutic relationships that help people alleviate their suffering. Psychological suffering is often caused by difficulties experiencing painful emotions or anxiety provoking aspects of one's self. This can contribute to a sense of disconnection from self and others, along with an inability to grieve and accept the change and uncertainty that life brings. Therapy can provide a safe and respectful place to emotionally experience and intellectually understand these impediments to having more choice and fulfillment in one's life.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
Academic challenges - Addressing underperformance in coursework, school avoidance, and procrastination
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Kendall Psychological Associates, 2020 - Present
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, 2013 - 2020
Rasi Associates, 2011 - 2013
Emerson College Counseling Center, 2008 - 2011
University Counseling Services of Boston College, 2007 - 2008
William James College, PsyD, 2007
Boston College, BA, 2001