Counselor / Therapist in Novato, CA

Preferred Member

Jean Hayes, PhD, LMT

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For over 25 years, I have specialized in addiction treatment, including alcohol, drugs, and eating disorders. When the substance is dealt with, self esteem increases and relationships can be repaired.
I also work with couples who see no other option than to end or divorce. Through guiding each individual to understand what they are doing to continue to the breakdown of the relationship and to then repair the unhealthy dynamics, the relationship will have a chance to recover and flourish.
I teach assertiveness and anger management, thereby increasing self confidence and good communication skills.
Anxiety and depression are replaced by the ability to have a healthy and strong sense of self worth.
I have developed a model for treating eating disorders that comes from what we know to be successful in treating other substance abuse problems.

I also make HOUSE CALLS around the Bay Area providing counseling in the privacy of your own home. The counseling is practical and solution focused. I work with you to solve problems by providing a true understanding of the issues so that a plan can be made and a course of action developed. People like to know what the real problem is and how to make it better. I tell my clients that they will know fairly quickly into the therapy process that their lives will improve. The process will not be vague or open-ended. You will gain insight into what is really troubling and you will learn new skills and tools to feel better and become more clear and confident about what you need to do to resolve what is bothering you.

As an EAGALA Certified Equine Mental Health Psychotherapist, I use my unique and friendly horses and other farm animals to assist with gaining self knowledge, psychological insight, and healing.
My office is located on a small ranch in Novato, California. Adults and children like to come to this rural setting
for therapy where they get a view of my petting zoo in the back yard. Watching the animals is seeing family therapy going on in my back yard every day.
I also do competitive and pleasure horse carriage driving with all of my horses. This kind of relating to animals has taught me love, patience, consistency, a strong work ethic, appreciation for differences, and the desire to do the best I can with all of the strengths and challenges that we have.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Domestic Violence  Men's Issues
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Educational Therapy  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Adoption  Family Conflict  Pet Therapy
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Play Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Gifted / Talented Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Grief and Loss  Problem Gambling
 Bicultural Difficulties  Group Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Herpes and STD Counseling  Self Esteem Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Learning Disabilities  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life and Wellness Coaching  Sexual Dysfunction
 Chronic Illness  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Loneliness  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Women's Issues
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)  Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
 Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)  Psychotherapy (MA)
I have been a Family, Couples, and Child therapist since 1972. I graduated from San Francisco State University
with A Master's Degree in Psychology and obtained my PhD from the Wright Institute in Clinical and Organizational Psychology.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Marin Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders, Women's Association of Addiction Treatment Professionals, Northern California Driving Club, American Driving Society, EAGALA Certified Mental Health and Equine Psychotherapist.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check
Hours:9 AM to 9 PM
License:#5862 CA