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Hayley Santonastaso, MA

Master Level Counselor


BS Psychology, Shorter University

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Shorter University

Therapeutic Approach

I view people as whole beings, including mind, body, and soul. I look at how stress of the mind can affect the body and soul. I use an integrative approach, exploring the past and correcting maladaptive thinking and behaviors. I strive to help course correct maladaptive thinking and to engage in the healing of old wounds.


Treatment Issues

Anxiety, depression, addiction, personality disorders, ADHD, military veterans and family related issues, difficult family experiences


Treatment Population

I specialize in treating clients ages 18-50.


My Journey

I began my education in psychology in high school. I attended Shorter University in Rome, GA, where I got my bachelor’s degree in psychology.  I am working toward my Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My passion for people comes from my life experience. There are many times in my life when I wish there was someone there for me and there wasn’t. There are also times in my life when there was someone there for me and it changed the direction of my life for which I am forever thankful.


Favorite Quote

“Dear younger me, it's not your fault. You were never meant to carry this beyond the cross.” - MercyMe, Dear Younger Me

“What can you do when you know who you wanna be is imperfect? But I'll still be okay.” - Disney's Encanto, What Else Can I Do


Recommended Movies

Disney’s Encanto (2021)

The Shack (2017)

Queens Gambit

Disney’s Onward

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