Shanta Hayes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Shanta Hayes, MSW, LCSW, CFSW

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I am an experienced, compassionate clinician; dedicated to a client-centered, strengths-based approach to mental health care. Excited about Self-Care and Mindfulness and guiding clients toward developing toolboxes that serve their needs.

I am licensed in Georgia with 4 years of professional work experience. I have served in schools and private practice helping children, adolescents and their families and adults with stress and anxiety, mood disorders, coping with grief and loss, sleeping disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence and financial relationships. I believe that you are the expert on you and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I will tailor our dialog and your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am excited for you for taking that first step.
I work with children and families primarily and believe that helping children develop emotional management tools and healthy attitudes about self-care and self-love will have profound impact on communities of the future. My empathy, compassion, and person-centered servant leadership style are skills that make me a great contribution to treatment teams. My personal and professional mantra is “Self-Care is Self-Love, Heal Thy Self”, we are capable of living healthy fulfilling lives if we learn how to care for our whole selves. Every case is looked at through a “client is expert on the client lens”, I just provide some outside guidance; like finding a puzzle piece; the pieces are there, I just help bring the picture into focus.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, aspects of Play and Art Therapy in my practice and I also have current certifications in Grief Counseling and Financial Social Work.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Black
  • Military Families
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
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Cash, Check, Paypal, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Certification(s)
Certified Grief Counseling Specialist
Evergreen Certifications
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
National Association of Social Workers
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Simmons University
Master of Social Work