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.
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
TN LCSW 220
Working with Rick has definitely been good for me. We have talked through the same or similar topics multiple times, as well as other things, but I really appreciate his patience and calm resolve. I hope that I can continue to progress through his advice and support.
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Kind, considerate and knowledgeable
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Rick has been extremely helpful in helping me identify and work on issues that many therapists weren’t able to help me with. I’m very grateful.
Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 3 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Very open and knowledgeable, he's been instrumental in helping me gain the courage to overcome the things causing difficulty in my hobbies, goals, and well-being.
Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Rick is truly an amazing man. He is not only master in his skill to aide, but a true guide on one's journey... Even if you do not yet "see" the journey before you. He is patient and kind...and above all a gift I accept and hope to guide me through my many unknown journeys to come. Thank you for your words of wisdom and times of guidance.
Written on Jul 09, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Rick is an extremely genuine person. Honest, even when it’s a hard answer. He will think about your conversation and then message you with more thoughts.
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues