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Kathy Clair-Hayes is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA specializing in working with people living with depression and/or anxiety, burnout, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, and relationship challenges.
Kathy particularly enjoys working with individuals and couples navigating life transitions, such as beginning a new job, starting school, or becoming a parent. She finds helping clients reclaim their strengths and change their narrative about their challenges helps people to leave old ways of behaving and claim new ways to a healthy relationships with oneself and others.
Kathy has over two decades of experience as a medical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she worked with individuals who have cancer and their families. Her treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness Practices, and Supportive Therapy. Kathy works with young adults, adults, and couples. She takes a warm and engaging approach, helping clients embrace their identity and strengths beyond a diagnosis and works towards a place of mental and physical well-being.
Anxiety - Managing generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, developing new skills to cope with anxious thoughts and thinking traps
Depression - Learning how your depression talks to you (impact on sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated), mindfulness and behavioral activation strategies to help cope with depression, increasing self care
Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Loss and grief - Understanding the grief process, provide a safe space to feel emotions, increase self care experiences, creating a new understanding of who you are
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Psychological Astrology - Blends psychology and astrology to explore understanding one's potentials and challenges. Using self knowledge we address obstacles together and move you toward more joyful and fulfilled life.
Kathy Clair-Hayes is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
While I am not "in network with any insurances" I do provide a super bill at the end of the month. If you have an 'Out of Network" benefit you can work with your insurance to receive some reimbursement. Each insurance is different, so you would need to explore. I can also take HSA (Health Savings Account) credit cards.
Years of Experience: 29 years
Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1995 - 2016
Boston College, MSW, 1995
Boston College, Spirituality, 1995