Caring for all of you

When it comes to caring for your heart, your psychological health matters too. Studies show that psychological health and cardiovascular health are connected—including behaviors that may lead to heart disease as well as emotional and social factors that affect you before or after a cardiac diagnosis.

Our cardiac psychology services treat you as a whole person. We care for the unique biological, behavioral, social and psychological aspects of your condition, with the goal of preventing illness, easing the effects of heart disease and improving your quality of life.

Request an appointment by calling 469.814.4289

Common reasons for cardiac psychology services

There are many cases where someone living with a cardiovascular condition may benefit from cardiac psychology services. You may consider a visit with a cardiac psychologist for:

  • Stress/anxiety
  • Adjustment to illness
  • Sleep problems
  • Lifestyle change (diet, exercise)
  • Treatment adherence problems
  • Weight loss
  • Pre-surgical evaluations for LVAD or transplant
  • Loneliness


Jamile Ashmore, PhD, ABPP
Medical Director, Department of Medical Psychology
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital

Dr. Ashmore is board-certified in clinical health psychology. In addition to his clinical work, he serves as chair of the Executive Well-Being Advisory Committee and facility dog program. His research focuses on the psychosocial aspects of chronic disease and provider drivers of occupational burnout.

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