Dr. Meredith Hayes

LCPC

About Me

I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 15 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different things. My clients have presented with issues such as: Depression; Anxiety/OCD; Addiction; Trauma and Abuse; Eating Disorders; Self-Injury: Bi-Polar; Couples Issues; Life transitions and many more more.

I would describe myself as an interactive therapist, one who is engaged in the therapeutic process. I will play an active role in the therapy process. I would be described as a Cognitive Behavioral therapist. That means that we will review your past and present and consider how they have shaped your current patterns. Psychology Today said " Evidence has mounted that CBT can benefit numerous conditions, such as major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and many others. Research also indicates that CBT can be delivered effectively online, in addition to face-to-face therapy sessions."

I look forward to getting to know you and work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180007472 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Meredith Hayes. 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.

Written by M.A. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Meredith for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Dr. Hayes has been an amazing therapist to me and has encouraged me to make positive changes

Written by L.E. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Meredith for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and career difficulties

Supportive, understanding, and smart. A great fit for anyone motivated to better themselves and achieve their goals in mental health!

Written by S.H. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Meredith for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Hayes has been great. This is round 2 with her, as we decided to start up counseling again and Dr. Hayes was by far our first choice. She is a great listener and sees us as individuals. Dr. Hayes is open and honest and has built a trust within both of us to also be open and honest. We value her guidance and suggestions very much. These are the early stages of our marital repair and we are hopeful that Dr. Hayes continues to meet with us and teach us. It is our goal to obtain, retain, and utilize the tools and resources she has and is providing.

Written by J.E. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Meredith for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s amazing at what she does, & I feel very comfortable with her. Especially with the hard things that have plagued me.

Written by P.A. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Meredith for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Compassionate, professional, knowledgeable.

Written by V.E. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Meredith for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Hayes is easy to talk to and very warm. She provides great insight and genuinely cares for her patients. I started working with her over a year ago and it has definitely significantly helped my mental and emotional health.

Written by S.H. on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Meredith for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Even when I’m not the most articulate, Dr. Hayes just gets me and remembers even the smallest details of our discussions so I don’t have to repeat things unnecessarily. She’s supportive, puts me at ease, and also challenges me when needed. I appreciate that God has put her in my path at a time of much change in my life.

Written by T.R. on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Meredith for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Dr. Hayes is a very kind person. She's non judgmental and is always willing to listen. She helps her patients see other side of a problem or other solutions. She's truly a gem!

Written by C.O. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Meredith for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Hayes has been nothing but supportive and understanding of my personal situations and struggles. She validates me and my worries but also helps me focus on other things. She has never made me feel unreasonable or unimportant. She had really been helpful.

Written by K.A. on Jan 02, 2020 after therapy with Meredith for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Though I’m on the other side of the world, I find Dr Hayes more accessible than someone local to me. I feel she has become to know when I’m not in a great space as she reaches out to me regularly until I respond. For me, I find that very supportive. She has given me some great tips to help me balance my busy career with my personal dramas. I have recommended better help and Dr Hayes to many people.

Written by C.H. on Oct 29, 2019 after therapy with Meredith for 2 weeks

She gets me! I really like speaking with her and listening to her help and feedback.

Written by A.A. on May 19, 2019 after therapy with Meredith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

She's an excellent listener and provides excellent feedback when necessary.

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