Our Providers

Amynta Hayenga, PsyD

Pronouns

she/her

Education

PsyD - Clinical Psychology, Wright Institute

Postdoctoral Residency, Kaiser Permanente SF Chronic Pain Management Program

Predoctoral Internship, Integrated Health Psychology Training Program

Special Interests

Anxiety, Burnout, Chronic illness, Cultural issues, Depression, Family conflict, Grief, Life transitions, Panic, Personality disorders, Relationships, Sleep, Stress, Substance use, Trauma, Women's issues, Academic difficulty, Procrastination

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.

Modality & Approach

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

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

Interests

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.

License Number and State

32122 - CA