About John Michael Hayes

A native of New York City, John Michael Hayes has had a long and varied career as a psychologist and psychoanalyst in the Baltimore-Washington area.

He studied philosophy at the Catholic University of America, (B.A. magna cum laude 1971), where he did graduate studies in counseling and psychology, (M.A. 1972; Ph.D. 1977). He completed clinical psychology internships at the Georgetown University Psychological Center (1974-75) and the Devereux Foundation (1975-76). He has been licensed as a psychologist in Maryland since 1978.

Dr. Hayes was clinical psychologist, Kennedy Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 1976-1981. He was the consulting psychologist for Montgomery County Maryland’s middle and high school programs for emotionally disturbed adolescents 1981-1983. From 1983-2009 he was in full time private practice in Columbia, Maryland, treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In 2009 he accepted a position with the federal government to provide psychological services for employees of the National Security Agency in Hawaii. Returning stateside in 2012, he was made clinical director of the agency’s counseling service for employees. After retiring from federal service in 2015, he was attending clinical psychologist at The Retreat, a residential psychotherapeutic program at Sheppard Pratt Hospital through 2019. In 2012, Dr. Hayes opened his psychotherapy practice in Baltimore.

Dr. Hayes has always been active in pursuing advanced clinical training. He completed a two-year program at the Washington Gestalt Therapy Institute (1979-1981), did two years of training at the C.G Jung Institute of New York (1994-1996), completed the Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry (1998-2001), and graduated from the five-year program at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (2004-2009). He is now an advanced analyst-in-training at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York City.

Dr. Hayes enjoys teaching and training psychiatrists, psychologists, and other psychotherapists and has held several faculty appointments: Instructor of Medical Psychology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1976-1981); Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine (since 2005), Core Faculty, Ecumenical Institute of Theology (since 2015), Affiliate Professor of Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University Maryland (1999-2009). He has also taught and supervised in several post-graduate training programs: Washington School of Psychiatry (2003-2009), Washington-Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute (since 2009), and the Brookhaven Institute for Psychoanalysis and Christian Theology (since 2014).

For more than thirty years Dr. Hayes has been frequently invited to lecture and present training workshops for psychologists and other mental health professionals. Many of these presentations are listed on this webpage.

He has been a long-term member of the Maryland Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. He served on the boards of the Washington Society for Jungian Psychology and was president of the Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. He was for several years on the executive committee and chair of the ethics board of the Maryland Psychological Association. In 2010 he qualified as a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology with a specialization in Psychoanalysis, and the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Hayes completed a master’s degree in theology in 2014 at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, where he now teaches pastoral psychology and spirituality. In 2017 he completed a two-year program in spiritual direction at the Haden Institute.


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