Amy Hayes

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years in the counseling field. Many of my clients experience stress, grief, anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, and challenges surrounding blended families. My experience surrounds settings in both large cities and small towns with a span through a variety of cultures.

It becomes an important piece of our work together that I tailor my counseling approach to your needs and comfort level. My desire to help, support and motivate others comes from a personal history with overcoming some of life's major challenges and obstacles. Learning there is help out there, knowing that we can overcome suffering and find our inner strength, has become an important mission for me.

Cognitive behavioral, humanistic, empowering, and task oriented approaches are used widely in my practice. At times it can be simple daily challenges that become too overwhelming for us, while other times suffering from longer lasting challenges such as death and various trauma are why my clients seek support. When change is needed, whether we know what needs to be changed or not, we can take a look at what is going on around and within us. It is at this time that this change can begin to occur. By taking the first step to a more healthy you, healing can begin, doors will open, growth occurs, and new life skills can be obtained. I hope to meet you and am glad you made it here.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #Q1-0001342 (Expires: 2021-01-01)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Jun 14, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I met with Amy for the first time through video conference last week. Prior to that, she would send me messages to obtain background information. I found this very helpful when we "officially" met face-to-face because she already knew enough about me to head right into some things to help me get started towards progress.

Written by K.E. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Amy is absolutely incredible. I found her in a very dark space. She’s helped me understand my sense of self, appropriating feelings, and not being scared to share them. The foundation she laid for me in that dark place has changed me forever. Thank you, Amy. You’re incredible.

Written by K.A. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amy is absolutely wonderful. She’s always lending a listening ear and offers frequent suggestions to get me out of the rut that I sometimes find myself in. And she makes sure to check in on me frequently, even when I forgot to hit the send button on my last message. She is a great therapist and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs her services.

Written by D.O. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I just rejoined Betterhelp after having to cancel due to financial reasons. I was immediately re-paired with Amy and couldn't have been more thrilled. Amy is a great listener and knows when to give advice and when to have you work it out on your own (with her coaching, of course). Could not recommend any higher.

Written by A.L. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks

Amy was very helpful to me in my process to be a better person and how I should look at ways to do and think how to express my feelings. The only thing I would say is that maybe we could have communicated via the phone maybe more. I'm really not a big texting or emailer but it was good for me to see my thoughts in writing about this process of therapy ❤️

Written by F.R. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Amy has been great and instrumental in my mental health healing and development. I have been continuing to use all the lessons that she teaches in my daily life and over the last several months things have been slowly progressing in the right direction. The advice that has been received is remarkable and look forward to continuing my therapy sessions.

Written by S.A. on Mar 17, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

Amy is wonderful and very down to earth. She *gets* me and talks to me in a way that no one else has, especially when it comes to my extreme anxiety and OCD. She makes me think about both anxiety and OCD in a way that I never have - she always makes it into a positive and for that, I am grateful! Amy is awesome

Written by D.E. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I enjoy working with Amy Hayes because she is effective and articulate and, more importantly, she is super compassionate and supportive.

Written by K.R. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has been a very supportive counselor who never ceases to remind me of my power as an individual. She helps me so much in just finding a different outside perspective on what's going on in my life. I found her support and encouragement very helpful.

Written by B.E. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amy has proven to be a lifeline in a very turbulent time for me. She keeps me focusing on what I need to do to move forward, not letting me mire myself in the past. She helps me think logically, not letting my depression and anxiety color my thoughts. She’s supportive and at the same time, extremely real. She’s been an amazing counselor so far and I look forward to working more with her.

Written by J.E. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Amy is a great listener who really helps me dive into the why's behind my thoughts and feelings. She has been timely, wise and, above all, comforting, in her words and wisdom. All the while, she encourages me to come up with my own plans and understandings.

Written by D.O. on Oct 27, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I felt comfortable with Amy right away. She really makes me feel heard and offers me tools to help with my therapy. Being able to message anytime has been great and Amy also offers many other ways of communicating. She’s been really helpful.

Written by A.N. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

It is so nice to have someone that actually listens. Thank you!

Written by B.E. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Any is very helpful and patient focused. She is good to work with.

Written by A.N. on Jul 06, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Amy is truly understanding and a pleasure to work with.

Written by L.A. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Amy has been wonderful. She always responds promptly and understands my concerns. She focuses on the things that I am doing to help myself and I really like that. She’s motivating understanding and very caring. I’d recommend her to anyone needing help.

Written by M.A. on Feb 16, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel so fortunate to have Amy Hayes as my counselor. She is smart, insightful, gets just what the issues are and knows how to give the right response. She is so with the client and I felt her guidance was incredibly on target! Thank you, Amy!

Written by G.R. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and sleeping disorders

Amy listens and sets up goals of different sorts and set up aims for goals. And follows up. And asks questions which get me thinking.

Written by T.A. on Feb 03, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Amy has been helping through one of the toughest times of my life. She has brought my spirits back up and is very supportive also gives different advice on how to achieve your goals me I knew what I wanted and how I was going to to do it I needed support and advice because sometimes your head is just racing with thoughts she can help calm them down talking to you. I would highly recommend her and use her again in the future if I ever needed this again.

Written by S.H. on May 01, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

After quite a while of trying to get over some mental health issues I was having for roughly a year, I signed up to BetterHelp and was paired with Amy; she was excellent and welcoming in something that I was apprehensive about, and in a few short weeks she helped me really turn things around. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by V.I. on Aug 02, 2017 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks

Amy is a very compassionate and supportive counselor with good expertise. I have briefly worked with her through a difficult moment and she helped me understand and see better the situation for what it was. I recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced yet emphatic counselor.

Written by P.E. on Jul 19, 2017 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Thanks to Amy, I could recover from the relationship problem so fast when I lost hope. Amy is a professional and patient counselor, I can text her anytime when I had problems and thoughts, and she always encourages me and tells me what's going on and how to do better step by step. We have had one live session to talk about the situations and she gave me professional suggestions which helped me so much. Now we are on the way to figure out my emotional control and family influence. I do trust Amy!