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PATRICK S. HAYDEN, AMFT
- Substance Use
- Academic Stress
- Relationship Challenges
- Crisis Intervention
Patrick is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who has studied and worked in the mental health field for more than four years. He has worked with individuals from all walks of life including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. With a focus on compassion and active listening, Patrick has worked with clients on a wide variety of issues including substance use, anxiety, depression, family dynamics, and academic stress.
- College Students
- Adults (18+)
- Aging Adults (65+)
Patrick began volunteering with senior citizens in 2016 providing crisis intervention and emotional support after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. While working on a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Francisco State University, Patrick had the opportunity to work with college students at both the university and community college level. Upon graduation, Patrick continued working with children and adolescents using both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) frameworks.
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Patrick believes that everyone can benefit from the power of therapy and emotional support. His open and compassionate approach to working with clients has allowed him to effectively build rapport and connect with individuals from all backgrounds.
In his free time, Patrick enjoys skateboarding, cooking, and camping.
San Francisco State University — Master of Science in Counseling (MFT), 2020
San Francisco State University — Emphasis in College Counseling, 2020
University of San Francisco — BA Psychology Honors Summa Cum Laude, 2015
City College of San Francisco — AA Psychology, 2013
The therapists at Pacific CBT are extensively trained to provide the highest level of evidence-based psychotherapy services to its clients. Beyond their rigorous graduate school studies, each therapist has received additional post-graduate training by masters in the field. They also value ongoing learning through commitment to consultation with experts in the field and by attending continuing education classes and conferences.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy. Pacific CBT therapists utilize standard counseling skills that all therapists are trained to provide. In addition to these techniques, they offer the additional components of cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT therapists provide active listening and empathy coupled with teaching skills to help their clients identify the factors that maintain their presenting concerns and the skills and coping strategies to overcome these factors. Pacific CBT therapists strive to help their clients become their own therapist.