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Psychologist. Consultant. Speaker.
A few words from Dr. H'Sien Hayward
Dr. H’Sien Hayward is passionate about helping adult individuals and couples transform and thrive. She believes that therapy has the power to illuminate the true potential of clients, and offers tools to reach that potential.
H’Sien has extensive experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns, and creates culturally-sensitive treatment plans that are individually tailored to each person or couple with whom she works. Her style is warm, thoughtful, and gently challenging. Therapy sessions integrate both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches. H'Sien uses strengths-based and empirically-supported methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
H'Sien received her PhD from Harvard University, completed a postdoctoral respecialization at the California School for Professional Psychology - San Francisco, spent several years training at VA Medical Centers and Kaiser Permanente, and did her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. At Harvard, her award-winning and widely published doctoral research focused on the science of happiness and posttraumatic growth, which informs her clinical practice today. She welcomes you to start your journey with her, working together towards creating a life that you love.
Training & Professional Experience
Two Chairs Behavioral Health Group; Redwood City, CA
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Palo Alto, CA
Clinical Psychology Internship
Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center; Long Beach, CA
California School of Professional Psychology; San Francisco, CA
Kaiser Permanente - Department of Psychiatry; Richmond, CA
Vinogradov Schizophrenia Research Laboratory; San Francisco, CA
San Francisco VA Medical Center, General Psychiatric Outpatient Services Mood Disorders Psychotherapy Program; San Francisco, CA
San Francisco VA Medical Center, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center; San Francisco, CA
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Institute, McLean Hospital; Belmont, MA
Cambridge Hospital, Department of Psychiatry; Cambridge, MA
Edgewood Center for Children and Families; San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury Peer Counseling; Santa Clara, CA
Women’s Center Peer Health Educator, Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA
Residential Peer Health Educator, Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA
SYDA Prison Project; Oakland, CA
The Bridge Peer Counseling Center, Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA
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