Compassionate, Caring Therapy


Kathleen W Hayward

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Conditional

(207) 400-7667      

Welcome to Kathleen W Hayward Counseling. I am now retired. Previously I provided mental health counseling to adults and couples in Portland Maine.


From part of my prior website

Copyright © 2012 Kathleen W Hayward

We have within us the means to achieve a more healthy and satisfying cognitive and emotional life – often we just need some guidance in getting there. I work with you to identify the issues that concern you,  help you develop a vision of what is possible,  and then collaboratively we work to create and implement a plan for moving forward.

The effective therapist does not judge, does not have a set agenda,  meets you where you are,  however you are,  and helps you develop new personal tools, techniques and means to become who you wish to be and go forward.

I tailor my therapeutic approach to your individual needs and circumstances. Together we will learn how you can move forward;  together we will strive to get there. Some matters which might concern you or prevent you from living a satisfying life are:

  • Abuse – sexual, psychological or physical (whether recent or in the past)
  • Anger or impulse management
  • Anxiety or fears
  • Cycling between depression and hyperactive behavior
  • Depression
  • Dissociative disorder
  • Grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual preference
  • Social anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma – sexual, psychological or physical (whether recent or in the past)

Examples of the therapeutic approaches I utilize are:  person-centered therapy,  cognitive/behavioral therapy (CBT),  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  I also utilize existential therapy,  humanistic therapy,  and psychodynamic or insight-oriented therapy. Finally, I offer solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), which is ideal for clients who identify a single objective which she or he desires to achieve over the span of six to eight sessions.

All matters discussed are fully confidential, as governed by federal law and HIPPA regulations regarding protected health information. I do not accept insurance.

Copyright © 2012 Kathleen W Hayward


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