Amynta  Hayenga
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Amynta Hayenga

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Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Rockridge Accepting In-person
Updated January 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Amynta Hayenga is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who sees clients in Oakland and San Francisco, CA, as well as online via Telehealth throughout California. Her practice includes individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities with a variety of life concerns, including their mental health, emotional pain, relationship difficulties, work stress, and past traumas. Dr. Hayenga further specializes in the treatment of chronic pain conditions from a mind-body perspective and recovery from substance abuse/addiction.

Dr. Hayenga’s clinical approach is grounded relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, while incorporating tools from ACT, CBT, DBT, and MBSR. She sincerely believes the heart of psychotherapy is experiencing healing conversations with an attuned, supportive individual. In her clinical work, she values kindness, honesty, playfulness, respect for autonomy, and the importance of understanding one’s suffering in order to transform.

While completing graduate training at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, Dr. Hayenga conducted a dissertation study about the therapeutic uses of reading imaginative literature (e.g., fiction and poetry). She previously assisted on research projects at the Jagust Lab at the UC Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the Corpus Lab at Reed College (see Google Scholar for publications).


Message to clients

Welcome. I know it can be daunting and stressful to find a mental health clinician, and we are often searching for help during times of deep suffering. I want you to know that with therapy, you will feel less alone, less afraid, and less adrift. Based on my clinical training, I help clients understand and make changes in the here-and-now by truly recognizing and healing wounds from there-and-then. If we work together, I will tailor our sessions to your unique needs and experiences. Whether it is your first time in therapy, or your fifth - or even if you're a trained mental health practitioner - therapy can continue to help you connect with yourself, enhance your relationships, and live with more courage, joy, and vitality. I wish you well on your journey, and I would love to speak with you about your needs and goals.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain. Pain reprocessing interventions.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life.

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Amynta Hayenga is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $180 - $220

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I am an out-of-network provider for health insurance plans. If you have a PPO insurance plan, you may use your health insurance to be partially reimbursed for your out of pocket medical expenses, including our sessions. I also partner with a billing service called Advekit so that you only pay your portion of the session fee, and your insurance plan gets billed for the rest. Check your insurance plan details with a free tool by visiting my Advekit profile clicking “book with Amynta.” You can also devote HSA or FSA pre-tax dollars for your therapy sessions.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1 pm - 7 pm
  • Tue 9 am - 7 pm
  • Wed 11 am - 6 pm
  • Thu 9 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 6 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Rockridge practice
5655 College Ave, Suite 316C, Oakland, California 94618
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Dynamic Change Psychotherapy, Co-Founder, 2021 - Present
Therapy Now SF, Clinical Psychologist, 2020 - Present
Octave, Clinical Psychologist, 2021 - 2022
Integrated Pain Management, Clinical Psychologist, 2018 - 2021
Kaiser SF Chronic Pain Program, Post-Doctoral Resident, 2017 - 2018

The Wright Institute, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, 2017
The Wright Institute, MA in Clinical Psychology, 2012


Licensure

California: 32122


Languages

English