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Kevin Hayden Psychotherapy, LICSW

Kevin Hayden provides therapy to adults. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, substance use/addiction, and chronic pain conditions. He uses an integrated approach that combines CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic concepts to assist individuals with identifying thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors while creating insight to make the changes they want.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Chronic Illness, Pain and Sleep Disorders
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Massachusetts
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Provider
Profile
“My treatment generally consists of psychoeducation and developing new or enhancing existing skills as well as processing past and current life experiences through coping, stress reduction, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker and have a master's degree in social work from Simmons College. I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction since 2005. During the course of my career, I have worked in many settings, including residential programs, community mental health outreach programs, and several outpatient departments, providing therapy to individuals with a range of presenting issues. I also previously worked as the director of a large residential and community outreach program. I became interested in being a therapist during my advanced internship at Massachusetts General Hospital’s primary care center where I received guidance from a skilled supervisor who piqued my curiosity and interest in working with people from a developmental and psychodynamic perspective. Since then, I have grown and progressed in my practice through my own research, my training, and learning from many people I have met over the years in therapeutic settings.
What should someone know about working with you?
In our first meeting, we will go over why you are seeking therapy and what you hope to change or improve. My treatment generally consists of psychoeducation and developing new or enhancing existing skills as well as processing past and current life experiences through coping, stress reduction, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques. In between appointments, I encourage and provide guidance to help people work on ways to bring awareness to their thoughts, emotions, and how they are responding to situations, which creates insight and awareness leading to change. I previously worked in community mental health settings and have knowledge of various resources and treatment options that people may benefit from outside of individual therapy. I am always happy to provide referrals and connect people with additional community resources or other treatment options if it would be helpful.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I regularly participate in professional development opportunities and ongoing training. I am especially interested in mindfulness-based stress reduction and completed coursework of my own through the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. In the future, I would like to attend additional training on trauma, mind/body, and somatic interventions. Outside of training, I have found useful information through podcasts and some of my favorite books, which inform my practice as well.
“In between appointments, I encourage and provide guidance to help people work on ways to bring awareness to their thoughts, emotions, and how they are responding to situations, which creates insight and awareness leading to change.”
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