• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Heather  Hayes

Heather Hayes is a licensed counselor, educational consultant and board-registered interventionist (BRI II). Heather is currently in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA from Emory University and her MEd from Antioch University. Ms. Hayes has treated addictions and other disorders for over 29 years. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents/young adults, trauma, brain disorders and the full spectrum of addictive disorders. She is currently the president of the Network of Independent Interventionists. Ms. Hayes has presented nationally and internationally on the issues of addiction, co-occurring and psychiatric disorders, disordered eating, trauma, and adolescent and young adult issues. In addition, she is the psychological profiler for the Hostage Negotiation and SWAT team for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department.