Sarah Hays Therapist Bio

About Sarah Hays, PsyD, LMHC

I consider myself a generalist clinician. I have experience addressing recovery/addiction, sexual problems, gender/identity, behavior problems, trauma, ADHD, interpersonal conflict, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and more. My interest is to empower and support my clients – to work together and personalize their therapy to suit them individually. I work to provide a safe and productive space for clients to overcome adversity, and care deeply about understanding each person’s diversity in identity and presence. I strive to remain open to and aware of my biases – including my privilege, identities, and beliefs.

I have developed my career around integrating individuals’ media passions into my therapy work. I am interested in how we can use tech to improve health. I am passionate about understanding individuals’ intersectional identities and how to empower them to live fully. Though geek therapy is my specialty, I do not only seek geek clientele.

I enjoy becoming creative in selecting my interventions – considering no single therapy technique useful for every person. My style is direct and I like to explain concepts by using contextual examples. I tend to be considered open, flexible, and acknowledging by previous clientele.

You can request an appointment with Dr. Sarah Hays via phone (206-596-8674) or email (


  • License: Washington / MC 61091560
  • School: University of St. Thomas


  • Geek Therapy
  • Games Industry/Community


  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Internet Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction


  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

 Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Geek
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family