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Steven Hayes, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Anger management Depression
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About me

Sometimes we really want growth, change and/or to just feel better, but we can be scared to take those first steps to making change. I am here to help you navigate through new, changing and/or challenging waters.

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with 10 years of experience working as a therapist, I also have had a good career as a college professor and special education teacher. I am a nurturing individual who also can be direct which is a plus if you want to reach your goals with the help of someone with a broad base of experience and approaches to effect change.

It is important to know yourself and your social world and I am here to help with that growth. My first love led me to a graduate degree in sociology and I bring that nuance to the conversation which has proven helpful (and a bit fun!)

My counseling style is direct, and interactive and solution focused. In our therapeutic relationship you are the captain and I am the first mate- we make choices and action plans together for your good and to help you reach the highest evolution of self possible.

My approach to the work we do together combines Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic and reality therapy . Together, we tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered


License information

OR LCSW L15160

TX LCSW 58105

LA LCSW 17962


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

I’ve only been working with Steven for about a month and he has literally shifted my life in a positive way. I’m very grateful and thankful for finding him

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Mr. Hayes totally rock!!

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Steven is just awesome and so easy to talk to. He has that gentle parent like touch, but also calls you to the carpet and motivates you to hold yourself accountable. He listens, understands, and then helps you come up with a playbook.

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Steven is amazingly considerate, knowledgeable, and accessible. He genuinely cares about your mental health and trying to get you on a healthy path.

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mr Hayes is a great counselor and has been keeping it real from day one. I respect that cause it helps keep me in reality.

Written on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Steven is kind, thoughtful, and insightful. He give you tools to think of something differently and help make progress. I'd fully recommend him.

Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues