Thomas  Hayes
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Thomas Hayes

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
California Accepting Online
Ventura Accepting In-person

I am only available for online therapy on wednesdays from 2-5 PCT. I am available for in-person therapy Tuesdays and Thursdays, please contact this writer for available times.

Updated November 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Communication issues
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Thomas F Hayes is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ventura, CA. He works individually with adolescents as well as adults and seniors in a comfortable, therapeutic office setting, located in Ventura, CA. Currently Mr. Hayes is seeing clients in-person and also through teletherapy. In his practice Mr. Hayes encounters many clients with depression and anxiety issues. Many of Tom's clients are men who are unhappy and frustrated with their lives for a variety of issues, including career "burnout" and relationship issues.

Tom has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and also incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into his sessions with clients. Mr. Hayes has recently completed an ACT training course. In session, Tom likes to be interactive with his clients, listening intently to what they are communicating and together forming a treatment plan to use for the therapy process. This approach engages clients in the process as well as helping to keep them accountable to primarily themselves.

Mr. Hayes' style would best be described Humanistic, viewing the client as a "whole"; any dysregulation is considered impacting the "whole" which will be the focus of treatment. Mr. Hayes also follows a person-centered therapist approach, encouraging clients to engage in ongoing processing, possibly engaging in some restating to better understand the client as well as the client needs.

Thomas F Hayes received his Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from The IL. School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. Mr. Hayes worked and gained extensive experience in many different settings as a therapist in IL. for 15 years before relocating In SO. CA. in 2016, where he became licensed as an LPCC. Mr. Hayes worked as a contract psychotherapist for a private agency in Ventura before going into private practice in 2019.

Message to clients

Have you arrived at a point in your life where some things (or all of them) are no longer acceptable or tolerable? Are you sad, frustrated, not focused, lack motivation? Are you in a constant state of fear and worry? What is the cost? Is your work and intimate relationship suffering? Have you as I like to say "hit the wall"?

Have you become totally willing to be honest with yourself and someone else who is non-judgemental, unbiased and willing to provide feedback from this perspective? If you have reached the point where you've "hit the wall", are willing to be honest but dont know what to do? I can help you.

We will meet, I will gather pertinent information from you, I will really listen to you with my undivided attention and together we will establish a plan in a healthy, honest comfortable environment, where you will be heard and respected.

We will use ACT as the basis for our work, accept things in life we cannot change, commit to a plan of change and take action (in other words as the NIKE commercial said JUST DO IT!

I will look forward to meeting you and help you on your new life journey!

Tom Hayes



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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $125
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Sliding scale fees are available by request and will need to be established prior to start of therapy


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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 2-6 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Ventura practice
Lincoln Inn 950 County Square Drive , 113, Ventura, California 93003
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11-6
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11-6
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Beachside Therapy - Ventura, CA. , Contract Psychotherapist , 2017 - 2019
Mathers Clinic - Crystal Lake, IL. , Psychotherapist , 2011 - 2016

IL School of Professional Counseling , MA in Professional Counseling , 2003
Boston College , Liberal Arts , 1974


California: 3512