Gregory Hayes

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello, thank you for considering me as a therapist to help you with couples therapy. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after graduate school in Arizona. I have had over 20 years experience working with couples and families using a systems approach, structural family therapy. In short, the systems approach understands that if one person in a relationship is unhappy or happy for that matter, it must be viewed in context with the other member(s) of the relationship. It’s a way of thinking – success or failure of a marriage is interactional. Problems in the relationship are usually not all the fault of one just one person.
So, looking at a couple as a system of at least two people, I try to access what is going on and address road blocks and strengths impacting the relationship. For example, I may try to find out if a couple ever loved each other; it is not easy to save a marriage if neither party ever loved the other. If they once did have a wonderful relationship I would try to find out what changed and address those elements. Sometimes people grow in totally different directions, which can be just fine as long a each understands and accepts the other. If acceptance is not realistic option, then work can be done to re-balance the relationship. There are many moving parts in a relationship, and if the participants in that marital dyad are motivated then smiles can return. After all, many relationships are suffering simply due to unintentional neglect.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW 1929 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Aug 13, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

We enjoyed working with Gregory. He suggested numerous strategies/tactics that we acted on and it proved to be effective for us.

Written by J.O. on Aug 11, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Gregory is great. Really takes the time to listen, and gives great advice.

Written by S.E. on Jun 18, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very professional & helpful especially for relationship issues. Highly recommended.

Written by K.E. on Apr 15, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Mr. Hayes was very helpful in trying to find ways to strengthen our relationship. He is kind and thoughtful.

Written by J.E. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I really appreciate Gregory's help. He is knowledgeable, professional, and has a knack for getting right to the heart of the issue. Thank you Gregory.

Written by G.R. on Mar 17, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far I believe Gregory has been unbiased and effective. I look forward to our continued work.

Written by K.E. on Feb 02, 2019 after counseling with Gregory for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Gregory is fantastic.