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Agustín Hayes

Counseling Psychologist

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Multicultural Counseling Psychologist using a variety of approaches to help you along your mental health journey, wherever you may be!
  • €75 / session
  • Initial Consultation - €0 / session
Based inBuenos Aires
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About me

I am no stranger to cultural and adaptational difficulties as I grew up in multiple places and have now lived in six countries. Traveling frequently while growing up opened my mind to the cultural diversity of this amazing world, but also complicated my idea of national and personal identity. This is a struggle common with third culture kids and other internationally minded people.

Being on my own journey regarding mental health has given me the perspective which has made me so passionate about this field. Working with mental health professionals has been transformative for my quality of life, a change I hope to see in those I work with as well. Even though I am new in this field I am currently supervised by an established psychologist specialized in multiculturality and participate in multiple supervision events with colleagues each week.

Even though I am a registered psychologist with the Dutch Institute of Psychologists I am currently a digital nomad based out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and my practice is 100% online.

Work email: agustin.hayes@open-mind-therapy.com
Website: https://www.open-mind-therapy.com/
Linked-in: www.linkedin.com/in/agustín-hayes-m-a-1757371bb

To schedule a free initial consultation with me please use the following link for most simplicity!
https://calendly.com/open-mind-therapy/initial-consultation


My approach

My goal is for you to eventually no longer need therapy because mental health-wise you're in a better place. I work with people that deal with high amounts of anxiety, symptoms of depression, identity issues, and other ebbs and flows of life. I provide a safe space for LGBT+ folks and gender and sexuality related issues.

I use an integrative approach to psychology while relying heavily on schema therapy which looks at how maladaptive ideas or beliefs we have about the world and ourselves can affect our mental health. Schema therapy is based on Attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and has Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic ideas. I also use aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for tools to use in situations where a person is dealing with very intense emotions.

​I work to have a collaborative, and safe relationship with clients to be able to improve their quality of life and allow them to be their authentic selves. I believe in the wisdom of emotions, validating and understanding where these feelings may be coming from and working to lessen their negative effects on you.

Examples of some of the topics I cover include:
- Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
- Life Transitions
- International Moves & Acculturation
- Gender and Sexuality Related Topics
- Panic attacks and stress headaches
- Family relationship Issues
- Boundary Setting
-Evaluation of life direction

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
2023 Specialization courses in Acceptance and Behavioral Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Holbeck College based in Leeds, United Kingdom. 2021-2023 M.A. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling from Webster University in Leiden, The Netherlands 2020-2021 Studio Superiore dell'Italiano - C1 2018-2019 Exchange year Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Madrid, Spain 2019 Estudo Superior de Português - C1 2016-2020 B.A. in Psychology, Global Studies, and Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the United States (2016-2020)
Experience
2023- Present Counseling Psychologist at Open Mind Therapy Jan-May 2023 Counseling Psychological Intern at Webster University in Leiden, the Netherlands. May-July 2022 Counseling Psychology Practicum Intern at Webster University in Leiden the Netherlands.
Languages
English
Spanish
Insurances
Private Pay

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  • €75 / session
  • Initial Consultation - €0 / session
Based inBuenos Aires
Last active
Available online
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