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Kristy L. Hayes, M.A., LPC

Education
Degree:            B. A., Psychology
School:              University of Houston
Degree:            M. A., Counseling
School:              Morehead State Univ., KY
Graduated:     2009
Lic# & State:  71543 Texas

Background
         I took a rather indirect and adventurously twisted route to reach a few of my life and career goals. Because of my choices, consequences and situations, I have learned many things along the way and I am excited to have the opportunity to pass on what I learned. I look forward to learning more through hearing your experiences and walking with you through change.
 
I am a graduate of University of Houston with a B.A. in Psychology. I earned my M.A in Counseling in Kentucky.  I enjoy using creativity and technology in therapy whenever possible because I have seen it make a greater impact when changes are visible, memorable and practical. I believe it is my life's work to be helpful to those who are seeking their "right fit" place in this life and need some help navigating their path to a fulfilling, connected and peaceful life.

I enjoy spending time creating, learning new things and exploring what the world has to offer whether through technology or actual adventures. I also spend a good deal of time plotting my own course across the literal and metaphorical map of life.  I enjoy traveling, kayaking, riding bikes, swimming, museums, art, live music, theater and playing guitar.  I live in Clear Lake with my spouse and look forward to getting a cat someday. 

I have experience in the following areas: 
  • Trauma: domestic violence, sexual / physical abuse, rape, homelessness
  • Adolescents: Developing a sense of identity, questioning role in family/ world, attempting to become independent. learning to express themselves as individuals, understanding themselves, feeling "normal" /acceptable, sexuality concerns, self-esteem, bullying, fears about future, test / performance anxiety and confusion or absence of a sense of direction for their lives.
  • Life changes: Career changes, job loss, divorce, grief of a loved one, preparing for a new path, building confidence in abilities.
  • LGBT issues: Questioning sexuality, coming out, dealing with acceptance, abandonment issues, family conflict, loneliness, relationships, spirituality and developing a secure sense of identity. 
    • I worked with LGBTQ student organizations and the cause became even more dear to my heart.
    • I also hope to be of help to the parents and families of individuals dealing sexual orientation or gender issues.
  • Families: Parenting, behavioral interventions, discipline techniques, expectations, consequences, rewards, motivation, inspiration and importance of consistency to improve relationships, build trust and gain respect from children.


This private practice is near NASA in the Clear Lake area of southeast Houston. 
25 mins from Downtown & Galveston.

Issues in which I have experience and/or training:
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anxiety
  • Career / Life changes
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Dissociative Disorders​