About Me


DR JEAN HAYES, licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist, maintains a Private Practice in Novato, California, specializing in counseling with individuals, couples, families, children, teenagers, and groups.

Since 1973, I have been the Program and/or Clinical Director of a number of Bay Area residential, in-patient and out-patient alcohol, drug, eating disorder, and dual-diagnosis programs. I have taught psychology and family therapy course work at College of Marin, Dominican University, San Francisco State University, The Family Therapy Institute, and The Graduate Theological Union. I have consulted with such major organizations, as Levi Straus and Hewlett-Packard and conducted workshops in alcohol, drug abuse, eating disorders, and mental illness. At Managed Health Network, I assisted managers in dealing with a multitude of employee mental health issues and concerns. As a Trainer for MHN, I conduct workshops on Stress Management, Substance Abuse, and employee Health and Well-Being. I was the Program Director and Supervisor of the Schools Project at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy where I supervised and trained interns who were getting hours for their Marriage and Family license by learning to counsel students and families in Marin County schools- elementary, middle, and high school. Also, through the Center for Creative Growth, in Berkeley, California, John Bradshaw's former Bay Area counseling affiliate, I counsel individuals, couples, families, and children from Marin and Sonoma Counties. I conducted Psycho-educational groups for adults and families in Marin County and San Francisco. As a certified Equine Mental Health Psychoherapist, I provide therapy using horses and unique and friendly farm animals when requested, for personal growth, psychological insight, and education. 



The Wright Institute-PhD, Clinical Psychology 
San Francisco State University-MA, Counseling Psychology   

License, Certifications 

California State Marriage and Family License 
License Eligible as Clinical Psychologist
California Teaching Credential-College - Lifetime
Designated Services Credential-Pupil Personnel - Lifetime
EAGALA Certified Equine and Merntal Health Psychotherapist  

Additional Training

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Alcohol, Drug, Sex, Gambling Behaviors and Addictive Disorders
Co-Dependency and Family Recovery
Eating Disorders
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behovioral Therapy
ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety  

Professional Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders
Women's Association for Addiction Treatment
Association of Family Therapists

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