Hello and welcome! I'm glad you made the decision to seek help. You did the right thing.
My name is Rick Haynes. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience helping people solve life's problems. I am certain that with time and working together, I can help you as well. Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times making us feel depressed and anxious. Frequently, our mind seems to have a mind of its own, dwelling on worry and indecision. At those times, we suffer emotionally and aren't at our best either at home or work. Our self-esteem takes a hit, and we feel defeated. By reaching out for help, you have taken the first step toward feeling better.
I believe a trusting therapeutic relationship forms the basis for someone to share thoughts and emotions and change her or his life for the better. Our sessions will provide you a safe place to explore your emotions and solve problems. Our starting point will be where you are now, work at pace you find comfortable, and discover ways for you to take charge and begin to feel better. You may feel stuck today, but with effort you will get unstuck.
I find a combination of interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness exercises, and supportive psychotherapy to be most helpful to clients. In concert, this skill set helps a person change how they think, which changes how they feel and behave. We will set goals and solve problems in this practical hands-on manner. When you are ready, I may ask you to keep a journal of your thoughts. Awareness of your thinking patterns will be essential.
If my experience and approach is what you are searching for, I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LCSW #220 (Expires: 2021-09-30)
Rick, in the 2 sessions I've had with him so far, has already made me feel comfortable, heard, and healing! I love getting the exercises to do, helps me put my mental health first throughout the week!
My first few sessions with Rick were very smooth. He's a great listener, very patient, knows how to point out recurring themes and always recommends an action plan. I look forward to our sessions and feel ease after every call.
Rick was very attentive and informative. He addressed the issues head on and gave me lasting tools to help with my anxiety.
In just 2 sessions Rick has helped me pin-point a lot of the areas that I need to focus on. He’s very attentive and non-judgemental, and hits the nail on the head with how a person feels and methods to help. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Rick was a really amazing resource for me in my time of need. He is a very good listener and offers actionable steps to make you feel better. Highly recommend
I’m very comfortable with Rick . He listens , he’s non-judgemental and offers me great feedback . I look forward to talking with him and will continue to do so . It’s the first time in my life I l’ve opened up to anyone and was very hesitant to do so . Rick has made it something I’m very comfortable with . Thank you
Rick Haynes has been very understandable to my struggles and I have appreciated his support and care for me. I believed I learned a lot about myself and the practices I have worked on. I can say I greatly improved from my anxiety and intrusive thoughts. I believe I am capable of being understanding towards my anxiety thanks to Rick. A great man.
Rick is the most competent counselor I’ve had. I feel heard and supported and he compassionately helps me confront my problematic beliefs to help me grow.
Rick is absolutely wonderful and is very attentive. I think the way that he processes the information that I give him helps me also figure out what I am trying to say and what the root of my thoughts are
I am very grateful for Rick. He has helped my quality of life
Rick is an incredible listener an offers unique insights on mindfulness. I highly recommend him to anyone on the BetterHelp platform. We have made so much progress and it’s just the beginning.
Rick has made a profound impact on my life, my thoughts, how I view myself and my ability to navigate anxiety. I cannot recommend Rick highly enough, he is incredible at what he does. He provides excellent structure for sessions and emailing counselling that really help tackle whatever issues you face. He is incredibly attentive, a great listener and always actively delves deeper to tackle the root of your problems. He is flexible in his approach to best suit your needs and genuinely wants to help you improve. We worked on things like self-esteem, OCD and managing anxiety, worry or stress. 10/10
Rick has made a tremendous impact on my well-being in a short amount of time. He listened extremely well and pointed me in the right direction to have numerous tools at my disposal to work on challenges that I was dealing with. I'm very appreciative and highly recommend him!
Rick has been very helpful in the short time we have worked together. He has helped me with dealing with my past, recognising how it affects my present, and changing it for a better future.
I am very happy about the time I've spent with Rick. He is an amazing human being, full of patience and compassion. He is very professional but also very caring. I always felt like I had his full attention, free of judgement.
I have only worked with Rick Haynes for a very short time but he has been very professional and understanding. Starting therapy is nerve-wracking but I feel much more confident in the process already.
He is very good at understanding your situation. He will provide the best ways to help your situation. He is great with communication and responds in a timely manner with a clear, detailed message. Would highly recommend!