Haydn Briggs MSS, LSW, CET II is a psychotherapist gifted in the treatment of relational trauma and substance use with adolescents and young adults. As a licensed social worker, EMDR trained therapist, and student of neuroscience, Haydn integrates a strengths-based approach and bases much of his work in contemporary neurobiological research. He employs humor and playfulness as tools for establishing safety and enhancing the therapeutic relationship. As a Certified Experiential Therapist, Haydn weaves traditional talk-therapy methods with action-based methods to create with clients a therapeutic relationship that is rigorous, compassionate, and joyful. Haydn has also completed EMDR training with the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute.

Haydn has experience providing psychotherapy and clinical services to young people and their families in various settings including a local high school, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), outpatient, and a recovery house for young men. He is accepting new clients and specializes in work with adolescent (ages 14+) and young adult relational trauma and substance use. 

“Seeking help for yourself or your child is the first action step towards healing, growth, and a richer experience of life. My training in the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use in adolescents and adults equips me to help you with a range of issues, whether they are specific or “can’t-quite-name-it-but-I-don’t-feel-quite-right”. I honor the gravity of your work, and supplement that honor with fascination, compassion, joy, and laughter. Transformation, change, a better life— all are possible. I see this every day.”

Haydn’s typical fee is $120 for individual therapy (50 min); he is able to work on a sliding scale if needed. Although he only works on a self-pay basis, he is able to provide documentation for clients to submit for out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance provider.

Haydn@PhoenixTraumaCenter.com