H'Sien Hayward, PhD

She/Her

H’Sien is a Therapist at Two Chairs in Redwood City.

She is passionate about using evidence-based methods to create lasting change in clients’ lives. She uses values-based practices to help individuals find meaning and happiness, and to foster post-traumatic growth. In her work with couples, H'Sien seeks to facilitate greater intimacy, build trust, and improve communication. Her warm and respectful style balances listening to the wisdom in each individual with utilizing gold standard treatment methods to remove relationship roadblocks and transform conflict into deeper connection.

Outside of work, H’Sien enjoys meditating, contributing to international humanitarian efforts, and is racing several friends to travel to 50 countries (she is at 42).

Individual Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Anxiety
  • Depression  
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Grief and Loss  
  • Existential Issues
  • Values and Goals
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress Management / Burnout
  • Insomnia
  • Health Psychology
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and  Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Mindfulness

Couples Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Effective Communication
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • Respect / Mutual Understanding
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Shared Values Work
  • Cultural Differences
  • Parenting / Coparenting
  • Financial Stress
  • Equity / Balance in Relationship
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Gottman Method
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Psychobiological Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Couples

H'Sien Hayward, PhD

She/Her

H’Sien is a Therapist at Two Chairs in Redwood City.

She is passionate about using evidence-based methods to create lasting change in clients’ lives. She uses values-based practices to help individuals find meaning and happiness, and to foster post-traumatic growth. In her work with couples, H'Sien seeks to facilitate greater intimacy, build trust, and improve communication. Her warm and respectful style balances listening to the wisdom in each individual with utilizing gold standard treatment methods to remove relationship roadblocks and transform conflict into deeper connection.

Outside of work, H’Sien enjoys meditating, contributing to international humanitarian efforts, and is racing several friends to travel to 50 countries (she is at 42).

Individual Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Anxiety
  • Depression  
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Grief and Loss  
  • Existential Issues
  • Values and Goals
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Stress Management / Burnout
  • Insomnia
  • Health Psychology
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and  Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Mindfulness

Couples Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Effective Communication
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • Respect / Mutual Understanding
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Shared Values Work
  • Cultural Differences
  • Parenting / Coparenting
  • Financial Stress
  • Equity / Balance in Relationship
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Gottman Method
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Psychobiological Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Couples
Education & Experience
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology Intern at VA Long Beach Health Care System
  • PhD in Psychology at Harvard University
  • BA and MA in Psychology at Stanford University

Location
Redwood City—Virtual Only
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