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
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #LCSW 1929 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
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 has been very helpful and easy to talk to. He’s considerate and understanding. I’m extremely happy with my experience with him. It’s only been a few weeks but I can see progress in myself with the tools he has provided.
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 !