You may feel lost, but you are not alone.

Our Team

Amynta Hayenga, PsyD

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Strengths-based, Relational

Therapy Style

To me, the heart of psychotherapy is experiencing healing conversations with an attuned, supportive individual. I use a warm and collaborative approach to support people making changes in their lives and outgrowing patterns that no longer serve them. My work includes a combination of open-ended conversation, enhancing self-awareness, and occasional coping skill suggestions. Honesty and kindness are core values.

Education

PsyD - Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute

Postdoctoral Residency, Kaiser Permanente SF Chronic Pain Management Program

Predoctoral Internship, Integrated Health Psychology Training Program

License Number and State

CA 32122

Pronouns

she/her

What are you interests outside of work?

My perfect day would be getting lost in a book, then found on my yoga mat, before cooking up an elaborate feast for loved ones.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Chat with friends and family

What book have you read more than once?

Nick Hornby's columns from the Believer magazine (The Polysyllabic Spree & others), Pema Chodron's When Things Fall Apart, and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Planting Justice - a food justice organization that plants gardens, teaches, and provides jobs to formerly incarcerated persons.