Haley Moles, MSW
Therapy can be an enriching, comforting, transformative experience. However, it may also feel intimidating, vulnerable, and exhausting. As a psychotherapist, I am here to support you through all of these complex feelings. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I believe that effective psychotherapy must be client-centered and adapted to honor each client’s needs, identities, and comfort levels. I believe in meeting clients where they are at, while also supporting them in developing and growing toward their therapeutic goals.
A trusting relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to a safe healing space. I recognize, especially as a white, cisgender, heterosexual therapist, that trust is not a given; it must be earned and it is not owed. I believe in nurturing equitable, collaborative relationships with clients that always center and validate their lived experiences. As a client, the therapy space is yours to navigate. I value having open, non-judgmental, empathetic conversations with clients that provide clarity and validation of their mental health experiences. I am privileged and grateful to hold space with you and bear witness to your healing journey.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from DePaul University, as well as a dual master’s degree in social work and women’s and gender studies from DePaul University. With a women’s and gender studies background, I consistently utilize and ground my therapy practices in feminist politics, values, and theories. I completed my master’s research thesis on maternal health disparities across the intersections of race, class, and gender and explored how antiracist feminisms may guide health care practitioners in transforming their biases and practices as well as in combatting maternal health inequity. I completed my graduate fieldwork at Rush University Medical Center gaining experience in health program promotion and prevention education, as well as at Resilience conducting individual trauma therapy with survivors of sexual violence. I am deeply passionate and invested in growing my knowledge about perinatal health and reproductive justice, as well as about how systemic and institutional oppression, including within health care fields, impacts mental and physical health across the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Selected training and affiliation
40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training
Healing takes time and is not linear. The complexity of feelings you experience during your healing journey is valid and ok. You are not a failure if you notice you are not reaching your healing goals as planned. Healing is a process, not a destination.
You are more than a diagnosis or your trauma.
Everyone deserves to seek out and embrace moments of joy, safety, and comfort.
Everyone deserves compassionate support and validation when experiencing mental health struggles.
More about me
I grew up as a musical child and always find solace through music. One of my favorite self-care activities is taking long walks while listening to my favorite music.
I have an insatiable sweet tooth. Cupcakes and cheesecake are my favorites.
I love dogs, and I am that person who will point out and pet every dog on the street.
Nothing brings me more happiness than spending time and laughing with the people I love.