Hayley Hoffman, MA, LPC (she/her)

Are you anxious, depressed, disconnected from your partner, or struggling to communicate with others? I can help. Using Polyvagal Informed Imago Relationship Therapy I offer individuals and couples therapy to be warmly and securely connected to others. Polyvagal Theory helps build resilient nervous systems so that we can regulate and thrive. Together we will chart a path for healing, connection and growth.

Accepting New Clients, Relationships, Premarital, Family, Groups, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Classes, Assesments

Trinity, Northwest DC, Telehealth


We are in a relationship with ourselves, the world, and intimate others. Being in a relationship means tolerating uncomfortable differences. When we find ourselves bothered by other people, we often get caught in a cycle of shame, blame and criticism. These protective responses can help us get through those situations now. But they do not lead to long-lasting security and attachment.

Clients can learn to self-regulate in the service of being able to co-regulate. We Co-create the space between us. How is what you say and do shaping and coloring that sacred space in which your relationships grow?

I trained as a psychodynamic clinical counselor focusing on helping couples and individuals to live relationally and to navigate life’s terms. Together with my clients, we explore attachment meaning, past and current dynamics, somatic experiences, and ways to consciously connect in relationships with self and others.

As an advanced Imago Therapist, I believe every couple can benefit from new and better ways to connect, communicate, and envision their dream relationship. My healing journey in therapy was a compelling influence on my decision to become a licensed therapist, certified in Imago Relationship Therapy.

I work 1:1 with individuals to support healthy interactions, self-reflection, personal responsibility, and awareness, and acceptance of others as a means of navigating personal, familial, and professional relationships. I also offer group therapy for individuals working on their interpersonal development at various life stages.

By befriending your whole self by welcoming all your emotional expression, exploring your brilliant adaptive responses to life, and understanding the parts of your whole self that have been lost or hidden as a survival mechanism, we can build a pathway to safety, regulation, and well-being.

We all enter adulthood with baggage from the preceding years. When this prevents us from living life as we long to, sometimes professional help can move us through old patterns or blind spots to new ways of being.

  • Families and generational healing
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Transitions and Life Goals

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