327 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CIP
Heather Hayes is a Master's Level, Licensed Counselor, Certified ARISE Interventionist and Board Registered Interventionist (CIP). Heather is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, and on the staff of Linking Human Systems, LLC and LINC Foundation, Inc. She received her B.A. from Emory University and her M.Ed. from Antioch University. Ms. Hayes has treated addictions and other disorders for over 30 years. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents/ young adults, trauma, brain disorders and the full spectrum of addictive disorders. Ms. Hayes is the President of the Network of Independent Interventionists and has presented nationally and internationally on the issues of Addiction, Co-occurring/ Psychiatric Disorders, Disordered Eating, Trauma, and Adolescent/Young Adult Issues; she has been published in these areas and is currently collaborating on several writing projects on these topics and more. In addition, she gives back to her community by volunteering her time as the psychological profiler for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department Hostage Negotiation and SWAT team and was recently granted membership into the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). IECA is the nation’s leading professional organization for independent educational consultants working in private practice. For 35 years IECA has helped its members serve families in a multitude of educational decisions that include colleges, local day and boarding schools, schools or programs for students with learning or behavioral needs, international placements, summer opportunities, and graduate and professional schools. Ms. Hayes was awarded the highest level of membership, which not only puts her in the best possible position to help young adults and adolescents navigate life's hurdles, but also establishes her as one of only a few interventionists to hold this level of membership along with a graduate degree and state license.
Ms. Hayes is an independent interventionist and does not have financial relationships with any treatment centers or clinicians. Over 90% of the individuals who go through the intervention process with her seek treatment.