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Psychological Services

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano

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Clinical Staff 

Behavioral Health Services
Jamile Ashmore, PhD,
Clinical Director

Dr. Jay Ashmore, Behavioral Health Center, Baylor Scott & White – PlanoDr. Jamile (Jay) Ashmore is a licensed clinical psychologist. He obtained his PhD from The Ohio State University and completed his clinical training at Duke University Medical Center specializing in behavioral medicine.

He has a decade of experience working with individuals struggling from behavioral health disorders. His published and ongoing research focuses on the biological, psychological and social aspects of chronic diseases. As a clinical assistant professor at Southern Methodist University, he teaches behavior modification courses and advanced clinical skills to doctoral students.

Behavioral Health Services
Marie Dahdah, PhD, Neuropsychologist

Dr. Dahdah is an experienced clinical neuropsychologist who provides neuropsychological assessment and outpatient therapy services. She received her doctorate from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, completed her internship training at the Missouri Health Sciences Psychology Consortium and post-doctoral residency training at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.

She has worked with Baylor Scott & White Health in multiple capacities, providing inpatient and outpatient neurocognitive assessment to individuals with a variety of neurological illnesses, consultation services to the outpatient Day Neurorehabilitation Program and neurorehabilitation therapy services of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. She also is a past clinical instructor in the Baylor Geriatric Medicine Education Program.

Behavioral Health Services
Elaine Hess, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Elaine Hess is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in health psychology. She received her PhD from The University of Texas at Austin's counseling psychology program in the department of educational psychology. Dr. Hess completed her internship training at Denver Health Medical Center and her post-doctoral fellowship at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System. She completed specialty training in palliative care, psycho-oncology and rehabilitation psychology for individuals with spinal cord injury.

Dr. Hess provides outpatient and inpatient services to individuals with medical illnesses, most prominently, those facing cancer. She is currently coordinating the delivery of an evidence-based biobehavioral intervention to address the psychosocial needs of cancer patients and is seeking to expand programs for this population. Her clinical passions include providing patient-centered care to aid individuals and their families encountering severe and life-limiting illness or injury by integrating the biological, social, spiritual and psychological.