Gregory Hayes

(LCSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW 1929 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by V.I. on Jul 14, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 4 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Helping me realize I need to look out for #1 and my husband. I need to tell everyone NO! IM WORKING ON IT STARTING TODAY

Written by S.K. on Jun 16, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 5 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I cannot say enough good things about Greg. He is kind and patient while still making sure to move you forward. He has truly helped to bring me new perspectives. I highly recommend Greg.

Written by T.R. on May 29, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Gregory was great. Very supportive and offered a lot of useful tips that worked almost immediately in helping me regulate my anxiety. I couldn't have appreciated my time with him more. Great therapist!

Written by K.I. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He is the nest, very respectful, listens to me. Let's me cry

Written by T.E. on May 21, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

He is down to earth making it easy to open with someone who understands real life , reasonable solution suggestions , listens and makes suggestions not demands. Just appreciate his time.

Written by J.O. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 1 month

Awesome listener and comes back woth soundly advice related to what you are talking about not random things like I have had experience with in the past

Written by M.A. on Mar 21, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Gregory is awesome. He has helped me in gaining my confidence in working for myself and leaving the corporate world. I like talking with him.

Written by K.A. on Mar 21, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Greg has been a catalyst for me discovering what’s most important to me and establishing necessary boundaries where needed. My life is in an exciting upward swing with the help of his guidance , and for that I will be forever grateful.

Written by A.M. on Mar 20, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

He listens very carefully and to the details. It’s because of him I found a solution and am very happy about it.

Written by S.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I appreciate all the help and the talks we’ve had. I agree with his words and I know he understands my wild ride of emotions I constantly have! He’s truly been amazing!

Written by A.N. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Fantastic counselor. Knew exactly what I was dealing with and how to guide me through it

Written by J.O. on Nov 25, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Greg has been the most helpful counselor I have ever had. He's experienced, professional, insightful and great at what he does.

Written by E.R. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mr. Hayes was absolutely wonderful. He divided the time equally between myself and my partner, and made us both feel heard.

Written by M.I. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mr Hayes is an outstanding councilor. I highly recommend him.

Written by G.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Greg is so kind and helpful, and has given me tangible, applicable advice to use to help improve my life. I am so thankful for having been able to work with him and would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking help.

Written by J.E. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and adhd

Gregory is unique compared to previous therapists I've had, in that he started offering helpful solutions from day one. I don't feel like he's barely listening. He's engaged and actively funding possible solutions.

Written by D.A. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Greg has been phenomenal! He’s a great listener, helpful, a pleasure to talk to and knowledgeable

Written by S.H. on Jun 21, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Mr. Hayes is an amazing counselor. He is a great listener and very helpful.

Written by A.N. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

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

Written by S.I. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Great counselor..we need more people like him!! I am very happy with him.

Written by S.E. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

He's a well rounded individual and is a great listener.

Written by M.A. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by E.M. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by D.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Awesome!

Written by B.R. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by R.I. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks

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.

Written by B.O. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.A. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Gregory for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by D.I. on Dec 30, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by D.O. on Dec 30, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 11 months on issues concerning depression, and adhd

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.

Written by W.Y. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Gregory is quick to respond and offers positive points of view to my situations, which I need.

Written by M.A. on Aug 28, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written by C.O. on Aug 01, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Gregory's a great therapist, love his personal stories and attitude!

Written by B.K. on Jul 22, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by S.T. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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

Written by I.V. on Jun 29, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by K.A. on Jun 24, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

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!

Written by R.O. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Gregory has taken the time to ensure that my strengths are also recognized rather than focusing on my weaknesses to help me become better.

Written by J.A. on Feb 16, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by J.A. on Feb 06, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by J.A. on Dec 16, 2018 after counseling with Gregory for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

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.

Written by S.I. on Nov 24, 2018 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

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

Written by R.O. on Sep 09, 2018 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Greg is great! He listens and gives great advice ! I’m very comfortable with Greg as my counselor !