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Clarence "Rick" Haynes, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem 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

40yrs in practice

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 has been very easy to talk with. He has been very knowledgeable and patient as I've shared my situation. I highly recommend Rick, it's not always easy to find a good match in a therapist.

Written on Feb 16, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Mr.Haynes knows the ends and outs of his craft and I would recommend him to anyone that I know who sneaks therapy

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Very kind, considerate, and approachable.

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

He is a good guy who listens to your problems and offers creative solutions.
I would recommend working with Rick he has helped me understand things that I wouldn’t have noticed on my own.

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Recommended to my friend already

Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Rick is the best. I was always hesitant to try therapy because the process of finding someone I fit with seemed daunting, but right from the start I felt comfortable with Rick and he's helped me enormously.

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Clarence "Rick" for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes