She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
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Kathy Clair-Hayes is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA specializing in grief and loss, life transitions, relationships, and living with depression and/or anxiety. Kathy's practice is unique in that she employs Animal Assisted Therapy with her co-therapist and service dog, Thor, who is present in all her therapy sessions. She finds that Animal Assisted Therapy can be especially effective in relieving her clients' symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Kathy particularly enjoys working with individuals navigating life transitions, such as beginning a new job, starting school, or becoming a parent. She finds helping clients reclaim their strengths and change their narrative about their challenges helps people to leave old ways of behaving and claim new ways to a healthy relationships with oneself and others.
Kathy has over two decades of experience as a medical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she worked with individuals who have cancer and their families. Her treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness Practices, and Supportive Therapy. Kathy works with young adults, adults, couples, and parents. She takes a warm and engaging approach, helping clients embrace their identity beyond a diagnosis and works towards a place of mental and physical well-being.
Astrology and psychotherapy - Looking at a client's birth chart to identify strengths, challenges, and how to best achieve balance in one's life and relationships.
Anxiety - Managing generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, developing new skills to cope with anxious thoughts and thinking traps
Depression - Learning how your depression talks to you (impact on sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated), mindfulness and behavioral activation strategies to help cope with depression, increasing self care
Loss and grief - Understanding the grief process, provide a safe space to feel emotions, increase self care experiences, creating a new understanding of who you are
Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
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Years of Experience: 26 years
Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1995 - 2016
Debra Silverman Applied Astrology School, Level Three completed, 2021
Boston College, MSW, 1995
Boston College, Spirituality, 1995