EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
B.S. Psychology, minor in Health Science
M.S. Kinesiology, emphasis in Sport Psychology
Georgia Southern University
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology and Human Systems
Florida State University
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology
Brown, Nelson, Frank, Giles, Moore & Associates
Dr. Cassandra Smisson Hayes
Dr. Cassandra Smisson Hayes is a licensed psychologist by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. She is trained as a generalist in Counseling Psychology and has been providing therapy in a variety of settings for the last 10 years, including private practice, hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, jails, community clinics, schools, and university career centers. Her therapeutic approach is generally cognitive-behavioral in nature, as well as interpersonally-oriented, depending on client needs. She also uses her expertise in sport and exercise psychology and fitness to offer a holistic approach to psychological wellness.
As a private practice psychologist, her work involves the treatment and assessment of many types of psychological difficulties, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), substance disorders, interpersonal/relationship problems, sexual disorders, grief and loss, and adjustment to medical disorders. She also has specialized knowledge and skills in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Forensic Psychology. She is licensed as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP) in the State of Texas.
In addition to her professional work, Dr. Hayes has enjoyed working as a part-time group fitness instructor for indoor cycle/spin classes, where she enjoys using her expertise as a sport and exercise psychologist in a coaching setting. She has also enjoyed giving back to the community as a committee member for the Friends of St. Jude-Houston Chapter, a local organization that fundraises for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. She has also served as President and Vice President of the Houston Clemson Club, the alumni association for local alumni and friends of Clemson University. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, child, and dogs.
If you are someone you know is in need of psychological services in the form of therapy or psychological evaluation, please contact Dr. Hayes to find out more information.
PLEASE NOTE: She does not accept health insurance, but she is happy to provide you with a statement of services that you can give to your insurance provider for out-of-network benefits (if applicable).