Mari K. Hayes, Ph.D.
Psychoanalyst Child and Adult Psychologist Family Therapist
Thank you for visiting my website. I have been a psychologist for 30 years, starting out as a play therapist, primarily working with children and adolescents from abused and neglectful homes and those who had witnessed marital discord. My additional training and work as a pediatric psychologist expanded my experience of working with a hospital-based multi-disciplinary team dealing with medical and developmental issues, such as ADHD and autism.
After discovering that my developmental training was not only helpful in my work with children but also in my work with adults, I enlarged my practice to seeing all ages at an affiliated hospital based outpatient group for 13 years. These experiences deepened my interest in how exploration and understanding of one’s unconscious could be helpful in dealing with more chronic and entrenched difficulties that seemed resistant to other forms of treatment. This led me to pursue and complete adult psychoanalytic training with both the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute.
Today, I continue to work as an adult psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist with children, adolescents and adults. My approach to psychotherapy with clients is developmental, psychoanalytic, relational, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic.
Regardless of the age, I strive to provide a personalized psychotherapeutic approach where clients can get to know themselves, develop the tools for more effective management of their lives, and have opportunities for personal and interpersonal growth.