Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your counselor. I have had 20 plus years working with individuals, couples and families, many of whom were experiencing acute distress, hopelessness, and were generally in some type of crisis; typically, they presented with complex and difficult problems often involving the courts, child welfare agencies, etc... Therefore, out of necessity I have learned how to promptly identify core problematic issues, connect with the person(s) in need of help and develop a specific, concrete measurable plan to get them back on track. I am action oriented because most people want to address their problems and get on with life.
In terms of modality of treatment, I am humanistic/person-centered in approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) frequently. I listen well, build on your strengths and work closely with you to reach the outcome that is important to you. The fact that you are reaching out for help shows that you are motivated to change; sometimes I have found that a person’s failed attempted solution to solve their problem is actually working to help maintain the problem. The addition of fresh eyes and out-of-the-box thinking, and a few targeted interventions can go a long way towards getting you back on the road to happiness. So, whether your issues are anxiety, depression, addiction related, trauma and abuse, relational, or working on a life problem that seems to be unresolvable, I can help you take back your life.
In short, life itself is challenging by nature as we experience positive and negative thoughts, behaviors and emotions – the key is to learn coping skills to help us adapt and adjust to the surprises life will present.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder Read more...
LCSW #LCSW 1929 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Greg has been phenomenal! He’s a great listener, helpful, a pleasure to talk to and knowledgeable
Mr. Hayes is an amazing counselor. He is a great listener and very helpful.
I have enjoyed working with Gregory. He is very knowledgeable and helpful and offers good tips and advice. He is a good listener and stays neutral to each party. I would recommend him in a heart beat
Great counselor..we need more people like him!! I am very happy with him.
He's a well rounded individual and is a great listener.
Mr. Hayes has been awesome. He is always so positive and encouraging. I love how he tells me what I need to hear versus what I want to hear. Big difference there! He is very well rounded and has many fields of experience and his background helps meet my needs.
He is very supportive and caring and I feel he truly cares about me. He listens, remembers and isn't glued to taking notes. He does take notes but doesn't do so in a way wasting my counseling time.
Gregory is an amazing counselor and has helped me better understand myself and what I need to work on, and gives me ways I can realistically meet my goals. My mood has improved significantly and I feel that I am on the right track towards peace of mind.
Greg has been an amazing asset to my growth within therapy. I have tried multiple times for the last 6 years and feel I am going to get the most growth from our sessions. Thank you Greg!
Gregory has been fantastic! I was skeptical about long distance counseling but he has made me a believer. He really gets where my mind is at and I appreciate his direct approach. I have had other counselors in the past who seem more interested in following a script where Greggory addresses what is currently bothering me, keeps in mind my overarching situation, and motivates me to make real change.
Thanks to Mr. Hayes, I have my life back on track. He is more than a counselor, he is full of knowledge and listens to my concerns and together we come up with options that I can decide what is better for me. Mr Hayes helps me stay focused on whats important. He's a joy to talk to.
Gregory is thoughtful, approachable and easy to talk to. He is genuinely interested in my well being and is supportive in the goals I set for myself. I would recommend Gregory for others looking for help.
I’ve been working with Greg for several months now. He’s helped guide me through multiple different family and relationship dynamic issues. He’s been great and given me perspective on several issues.
Gregory is warm and a wonderful listener. Mostly though, I appreciate he clearly understands what I want and the challenges I’m having. It’s great to have someone trained in going deeper from a perspective of his expertise.
He's a very insightful person. He is able to give me advice that is extremely helpful. This advice seems like it should have been obvious but hindsight's 20/20. It's all super simple stuff but that's the beauty of it.
Gregory listens and offers solutions that help you get past those things that hold you back in life. Speaking with him helped with my depression. He also offers simple solution that make life easier to navigate through. Highly recommend.
I appreciate and enjoy working with Mr. Hayes. He has listened and provided me good and thoughtful advice. I’m confident in his abilities as a councilor.
Gregory is quick to respond and offers positive points of view to my situations, which I need.
Gregory has been a tremendous help to me! I love the way he just lays the reality of the situation out for me to look at through clearer eyes. It helps me to process through things quicker and with a healthier direction.
Gregory's a great therapist, love his personal stories and attitude!
Greg has been a great listener and really wants to ensure he is helping me achieve the goal that I came to see him for. He has given me lots of ways to change things or try new things and is supportive of me.
Gregory is such An amazing counselor. He has helped me so much in such short time. He has made me open my eyes and see things in a different view. I am glad to have a counselor like Gregory
Gregory has been helpful in helping me to objectively look at my situation and ease me into making a few difficult decisions. I don’t feel pressured by him or judged when I bring up concerns that I am facing with moving forward. He is supportive, yet calls me on things I need to look at closely for my own good. I recommend him as a therapist and I am a therapist! Sometimes it is a challenge finding someone in the field to bounce things off of, because it can be awkward. I don’t feel that way with Gregory! It has been just what I have needed.
Greg has been a life saver! He’s extremely understanding and offers many ways to help me cope with the anxiety that has plagued me for years. I feel as though he really cares and values my wellbeing. I am so grateful to have finally found a counselor like him!
Gregory has taken the time to ensure that my strengths are also recognized rather than focusing on my weaknesses to help me become better.
Gregory is an amazing counselor to work with. He is incredibly supportive and always leaves me with a sense of encouragement. I've only had a few sessions with him but definitely feel an improvement in myself. I'm looking forward to continuing working with him.
Mr. Hayes has been wonderful. Since day one he has been comfortable to talk with. He listens to everything and gives both pros and cons of any situation that may be going on at the moment. He allows you to express yourself in full and talks you through it with great energy.
Gregory’s approach is both direct while inserting humor into things. He’s great at identifying a root cause and coming up with a solution to help alleviate or eliminate the issue. He listens and relates well. In acute distress, he’s just the counselor one would need to identify a clear path to work towards improving the situation.
I felt comfortable with Gregory the first words we exchanged with each other. He was very helpful in all aspects, he is attentive, helpful and humorous. He lightens the mood with his sense humor. He listened to my concerns and gave great advice on how to help me move on and look forward to a brighter future. I respect gregory for the choice of words he uses and the healing methods he provided. He helped me realize there is a brighter future ahead for me- and i’m excited to get to the brighter future with the methods he gave me. Thank you for your kind words and help Gregory. I will always be thankful for you
Greg is great! He listens and gives great advice ! I’m very comfortable with Greg as my counselor !