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Clarence "Rick" Haynes, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Clarence "Rick" Haynes. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Rick is very knowledgeable and compassionate when offering his perspective. He has a way to help you understand your thoughts and feelings, and leaves you with the right tools to navigate them. Thanks for your expertise, Rick!

Written on Apr 21, 2024 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I’ve worked with Rick on and off for the last couple years, and It has been by far the most productive I’ve ever felt in therapy. He’s easy to talk to, and seems to be able to pull information out of me in an easy way.

Written on Mar 16, 2024 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

He’s a great guy. Easy to talk to

Written on Mar 10, 2024 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Rick is a wonderful person and a great shoulder to cry on. He gives sound advice and can adapt each session to what best fits your needs. Glad to have met him and couldn’t recommend him enough

Written on Mar 07, 2024 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

What a great therapist! Rick is always there with warm empathy and understanding, and he always manages to cheer me up and offer perspective. He is also very solution-oriented. I can't recommend him strongly enough.

Written on Mar 07, 2024 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Rick is a wonderful listener, affirming and caring!

Written on Feb 01, 2024 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety