Colleen Hayes, MA, MFT

Colleen Hayes


Prior to working as a therapist, I spent several years in education as a recruiter and trainer for youth programs including summer camps, museums, and high schools. Eventually, I felt a call to support kids and families in other ways and started training as a therapist in 2010 in the Oakland/San Francisco area.


During my time in the Bay Area, I worked in day treatment for adults recovering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. I also worked with students in counseling centers and high school classrooms with intense emotional and behavioral needs.


In 2013, my husband and I spent a year living on Hawaii’s Big Island where we coached Special Olympic basketball. I also worked as a crisis responder for developmentally disabled adults and children experiencing severe mental health symptoms.


In 2014, my husband and I returned to Chico. The Chico community has been warm and welcoming. In Butte County, I have been a service provider in a Partial Hospitalization program and in Intensive Outpatient programs for adolescents, seniors, and substance abuse treatment.


Expertise & Specialties

My experience in a wide variety of settings has sharpened my clinical skills to best support clients struggling with:

  • bipolar disorders
  • anger management
  • addiction recovery
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • co-occurring disorders
  • and trauma recovery

I have strong ties to community members providing mental and medical health resources and am always willing to collaborate with other treatment providers to create a support system that works for you.


Therapeutic Focus

Over the years I have become deeply interested and committed both personally and professionally to developing healthy relationships and meaningful communication. It is my belief that recovery from codependency and toxic relationships can alleviate mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual illness.


To learn more about Colleen, check out her interview.


Colleen is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, CA #LMFT90137.


To contact Colleen, call our office at (530) 410-0505 or email