Dr. Meredith Hayes

(Psy.D, L.C.P.C.)

About Me

I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 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; life transitions; Couples Counseling and Separation/Divorce.

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, anxietydisorders, 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!


  • 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

  • Phone

  • Video


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


Written by L.A. on Jun 08, 2021 after counseling with Meredith for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship

I want to take a moment and reach out to the amazing Dr Hayes. She was my love and my support when I went though the hardest time of my life. I can’t thank her enough! She was a huge huge part of my healing journey and just want to personally thank her for sticking by my side when I was at my worst! Hope you are well. Thank you for being amazing.

Written by S.A. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Meredith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is very understanding

Written by S.H. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Meredith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Hayes has been fantastic. I highly respect her and the way she has engaged in our marriage counseling. She is committed to seeing us solve our issues and gives us the tools and resources to assist us in this process. She has opened my eyes and continues to inspire me each week.

Written by R.Y. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Meredith for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Hayes really listens to us it’s time to understand what’s happening from both of our perspectives. She gives excellent advice and backs it up with worksheets and activities we can do on our own. We have been very fortunate to have Dr. Hayes as our counselor and highly recommend her to any couples working through differences and difficulties, or even for healthy couples who want to be even better!