PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY can be a rich and powerful experience of growth and change. Through an attuned exploration of patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors, we can uncover a more authentic self, free from stuck, repetitive, and discouraging patterns. Psychodynamic therapy invites us to look at the many co-existing feelings, attitudes, and beliefs that make up our complex inner worlds. Understanding these different aspects of ourselves strengthens a self compassion and resiliency as it removes self criticism, shame, and doubt.
David Hayes has been working individuals, couples, and families in Los Angeles since 2001. His work is psychoanalytically based, which means he explores the present day struggles as symptoms of growth that has been resisted (difficult to think and/or feel) or blocked (trauma). Freeing up this energy to heal and resume growth is the art and science of psychoanalytic therapy, but it universally centers on cultivating a deep self empathy and self reflection learned through the collaborative efforts of the therapy process.
As a doctoral candidate in psychoanalysis at LAISPS in Los Angeles, David is able to conduct 3-5 day a week psychoanalysis that is supervised by a certified Training Analyst. This is an opportunity to explore the deepest aspects of self, identity, and being, in a safe, facilitated environment. Psychoanalysis is a deep process that facilitates lasting change at levels of identity formation.
How it works:
My psychotherapy practice seeks to provide support, resolution, and relief to those who are psychologically suffering. Life struggles can be explored both in their present day contexts, as well as what led to these problems. A variety of issues can be treated within a psychodynamic framework. Depression, anxiety, grief, and shame, are often some of the core emotions underlying the issues that bring people to therapy. Our minds and bodies naturally want to move us away from these pains. Yet to achieve a lasting remedy for these problems, a working through and ‘digestion’ of one’s own emotional life allows pain to be resolved. Psychodynamic therapy is one of the only treatments to address present day problems AND the underlying patterns that keep them in place.
Therapy is effective when contact is regular and dependable at least one time a week. Sometimes people need or desire more contact depending on on what issues are being explored. Multiple time a week treatment is an invaluable resource into deeper levels of thought, feeling and healing, as layers of the onion are peeled away to reveal our individual nature.
Who it works for:
Therapy can be helpful for anyone who is open to exploring their thoughts and feelings. For some people, this means therapy focuses on how this pain manifests in current day struggles of anxiety, depression, or relationship problems. For others, there is a need to address unresolved grief, trauma, and loss. In either case, an empathic and curious exploration of your personal story and experiences can help to heal by releasing from old patterns and feelings, and finding new meaning for our lives.
My psychotherapy fee is $350 per session. I have a limited amount of sliding scale appointments available to those who cannot afford the full fee. Insurance receipts (superbills), can be provided by my office for those interested in out-of-network reimbursement.
Licensed Marriage and family therapist MFC #42851
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC #1619
LEADERSHIP COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT
While psychotherapy can address work related goals and struggles, coaching is designed to focus more specifically on the patterns of thoughts and behaviors that block growth in a targeted "real world" dimension. My work with executives is individually designed but there has been a strikingly similar theme: redefining success beyond former limited paradigms. Reaching top corporate and entrepreneurial levels only through working harder and faster has revealed itself to be outdated and unhelpful. Burn out and disconnect are the frequent complaint. My coaching efforts center primarily on building WISDOM through reconnecting to an essential aliveness and energy that has either been blocked or is in conflict. This might mean confronting uncomfortable patterns of belief, feeling, and relationship. The length of my coaching programs are individually arranged, and fees are set and paid in advance monthly.
David is also a member of the global coaching and transformational faculty at Mobius Executive Leadership, a premier leadership development firm. Mobius brings executive coaching, executive retreats, top team work and deep immersive leadership development offerings to organizations in the private and public sector. Mobius operates at the nexus of "best practice" theory in organizational development and "next practice" experiential executive education through the individual and group intensive formats. www.mobiusleadership.com
David offers coaching work through Mobius at a corporate level, as well as privately, for individuals.