Ashley Hayes, licensed clinical social worker

Ashley Hayes, LCSW

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

College: George Mason University

Graduate school: Virginia Commonwealth University


Hayes has been providing clinical services at CHKD since 2013. As part of the mental health team, she provides outpatient therapy services at CHKD’s Tech Center location. 

She completed her master’s level clinical practicum at CHKD in a variety of clinical settings. Upon graduation, she came on staff as a medical social worker (MSW) primarily in two specialty clinics (nephrology and gastroenterology). In this role, she served as a facilitator for various support groups at CHKD with a focus on sibling support and adjustment to chronic illness.

In working with patients and families at CHKD, Hayes often utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with an emphasis in strengths and family systems' perspective. In addition to CBT, she has experience in treating patients with trauma-informed cognitive behavioral (TF-CBT) therapy and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). 

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two golden retrievers.

Clinical Interests
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Patients with chronic illness
  • Behavioral challenges
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Parenting support
  • Relational conflict