About

zg4Dr. Dara Hayden is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area who has been working within the field of psychology for over 15 years. She primarily sees adults for individual psychotherapy in a private practice setting and provides crisis assessment in the Emergency Room at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty Member with the Wright Institute and provides supervision to clinical psychology doctoral students as well as  providing supervision for postdoctoral fellows at Access Institute for Psychological Services. In her spare time, she has enjoyed being a part of a few NIH-funded health psychology research projects at UCSF and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and continues this research when possible.

To ensure the highest level of care, Dr. Dara Hayden maintains several professional memberships and regularly attends courses and conferences in the fields of clinical psychology, integrative medicine, and other areas of interest. Dr. Dara Hayden has specialized training in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, life change, relationships, mindfulness, mind-body health and creativity. She has extensive training in the theory and practice of psychodynamic therapy, contemporary psychoanalytic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, expressive arts therapies, brief therapy and longer term psychotherapy.

Find out more about Dr. Dara Hayden’s Therapy Approach.

Education
Varela Symposium, Upaya Institute and Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM
Mind & Life Summer Research Institute, Prien Am Chiemsee, Germany
Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology,The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
School of Applied Kinesthetic Studies, (Certificate), Herndon, VA
Bachelor of Arts (BA), English (Creative Writing and Cultural Studies), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Studio Art (Architecture, Painting, Ceramics), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Minor in Developmental Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA