When you sit down for an individual or couples therapy session, you can expect me to bring a special type of energy to therapy. I believe that my clients have the ability to create beautiful, long lasting change in order to facilitate more meaningful, loving relationships. I pay close attention to patterns and look to understand a person’s full story before examining the “issue” that’s bringing the client or clients in.
I listen to understand and use a nonjudgmental, collaborative approach so that together we can explore, discuss, challenge thoughts and feelings, and create goals. I would describe my style in the therapy room as warm, humorous, optimistic, direct, intuitive, and collaborative. I am active in the therapy process, and although I find listening to be incredibly important, I will challenge my clients, help to highlight where they’re stuck, and work with them to encourage transformation.
Prior to obtaining my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the Family Institute at Northwestern University, I worked for several years as a business consultant. Here, I focused on leadership development and team dynamics. I received my Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University, where I was a member of the NCAA Division I National Champion Women’s Lacrosse Team.
A little more about Haydyn:
- Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
- Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the Family Institute at Northwestern University
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training