Rick Haynes

(LCSW)

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.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #220 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.O. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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

Written by D.R. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

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

Written by A.A. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by L.A. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by K.A. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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

Written by K.E. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

I am very grateful for Rick. He has helped my quality of life

Written by R.Y. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by D.E. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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

Written by B.R. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and self esteem

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!

Written by P.E. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by P.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by H.E. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by A.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!