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Hayley Hayes

Counseling Intern

Hayley is working on her Masters in Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She completed her Masters in Theological Studies in 2020 from The West Institute and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2019 from Appalachian State University. 


Her current and past educational experience influence her work in working with various populations. She views each person holistically as psychological, physiological, social, and spiritual beings. Hayley has a passion for people and seeks to understand each individual client’s unique situation. She believes this is accomplished through building a therapeutic relationship of trust and safety. 


Hayley integrates counseling theories such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), and Family Therapy. Hayley is also willing to integrate faith into the counseling process if the client desires. 

Hayley’s areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas: trauma, grief, anxiety, family conflict, cross-cultural workers, foster care and adoption, self-harm, substance abuse, premarital counseling, emotional dysregulation, and life transitions. Hayley focuses on creating a non-judgmental space where clients can feel seen, heard, and safe as they start the journey of reaching their growth goals. 


In her free time, Hayley enjoys listening to worship music, spending time outside, and playing basketball. 

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