Haydn Briggs MSS, LSW, CET II (he/him/ his) is a psychotherapist gifted in the treatment of relational trauma, addiction recovery, and development of post-traumatic growth. 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 individuals 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 specializes in working with relational trauma and substance use. 

“Seeking help is the first action step towards healing, growth, and a richer experience of life. My training in Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, and other experiential therapies equips me to help you with a range of issues, whether they are specific or of the can’t-quite-name-it-but-I-don’t-feel-quite-right nature. 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 witness this daily.”

Haydn’s typical fee is $150 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 is currently accepting new clients for his group:
Post-Traumatic Growth Group

Group meets every Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 PM (EST) on teletherapy. Cost: $120 (low-cost options are available; contact us if cost is your only barrier to attending).

The purpose of this group is to bring together individuals who have experienced relational and specific trauma to identify, spur, and nourish the phenomenon of post-traumatic growth. We will spend our time building relationships and exploring the five domains of post-traumatic growth through existential, interpersonal, and experiential group therapy techniques. Learn more about this group here!

This is an ongoing group open to anyone with an experience of trauma, especially relationally trauma, interested in fostering post-traumatic growth in relationship with others.