"You have made us for Yourself, Oh Lord, and
our heart is restless
until it rests in You."
St. Augustine's Confessions
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Laura Haynes, Ph.D.
CA Psychologist Lic. # PSY5058
Retired from clinical practice.
Over 40 Years Experience
International Federation for Therapeutic and Counseling Choice, Board Member and U.S.A. Country Representative.
Former President of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies--Western Region
Three Master of Arts Degrees
(in Psychology and Theology)
Ph.D. from Rosemead School of Psychology
(now at Biola University)
Dr. Laura Haynes has retired from clinical practice. She is not seeing clients or making referrals.
If you are looking for traditional faith-based counseling and resources, here are potential sources you can explore if you wish.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ASCERTAIN FOR YOURSELF THE VIEWS, COMPETENCE, AND FIT FOR YOU OF A COUNSELOR FROM ANY OF THESE SOURCES. DIRECTLY ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT MATTERS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU.
Call 911 for an immediate, life-threatening emergency or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
Many churches have counselors to whom they refer. Often you can find out by calling the church office. You can call a church you think likely shares your beliefs.
Focus on the Family
Protestant professional counselors (likely of traditional values) and information:
Some Catholic dioceses have counselors to whom they refer and Catholic Charities services that offer counseling for a sliding fee. Diocese of Orange in California. (Catholic professional therapists, may range from traditional faith to liberal):
Reintegrative Therapy Association
Professional counselors helping individuals desiring to explore their potential to decrease or change same sex attraction.
Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity
Professional counselors of various faiths sharing traditional views who provide counseling for undesired same-sex attraction or behavior or undesired incongruent gender identity. Also resources for professional counselors:
Person and Identity
A number of sources for counseling and support based on traditional values for gender identity issues. The website is a significant hub of additional resources for parents, teachers/educators, and ministry. Some of the resources are specifically Catholic.
Partners for Ethical Care
Parent, teacher/education, and ministry resources to address gender incongruence in children and adolescents from a traditional values perspective.
Restored Hope Network
Christian, mostly Protestant, support and resources for individuals experiencing undesired same-sex attraction or behavior or undesired incongruent gender identity or expression who want support to live according to their traditional Christian faith.
Equipped to Love
Support to live out sexuality and gender identity consistently with traditional Protestant faith:
Family Watch International
Numerous resources about sexuality and gender in the U.S. and internationally, including special attention to education ("comprehensive sexuality education"):
International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice
Significant library of resources on sexuality and gender for professional psychotherapists and pastoral counselors Internationally:
"Dear Legislator" Letter/Fact Sheet
Concise summary of research on same-sex attraction and behavior and incongruent gender identity--causes, change through life experience, and change through counseling, 5 pages of bullet points plus endnotes giving references and documentation:
Professional change-allowing therapy for undesired sexual attraction feelings or behavior or undesired incongruent gender identity or expression is currently censored in the U.S. in 20 of the 50 states and only for minors. One of those states is California. Parents, however, are not censored from getting counseling and guidance.
As of June 2018, decisions from the Supreme Court of the United States indicate these laws censoring change allowing therapy may be unconstitutional. Lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of these laws are in progress.
See Liberty Counsel and Alliance Defending Freedom about these legal challenges..
P.O. Box 653
Tustin, CA 92781
Dr. Haynes is not accepting new clients or making referrals.
She retired from clinical practice but is continuing to speak and write.