Hayley J. Bauman, Psy.D
Licensed Psychologist

About Hayley J. Bauman, Psy.D

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Marianne Williamsons
Dr. Hayley Buaman

Dr. Hayley Bauman is a licensed clinical psychologist in Hendersonville, North Carolina, central to the Brevard, Hendersonville, and Asheville areas. Dr. Bauman has more than ten years of experience conducting individual, group, couples, and family therapy with clients from a variety of multi-cultural environments and settings. Her extensive background ranges from working in outpatient private practice, to her role as psychologist, team leader, and supervisor for The Renfrew Center, a nationally known eating disorder treatment facility. She is well versed in the areas of eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship stress, and transitional issues.

Dr. Bauman currently practices out of her home, where she uses a psycho-spiritually oriented approach to assist others in resolving uncomfortable issues, so that they may enjoy a greater sense of peace and balance in their lives. Her book, Serendipity and the Search for True Self, is a whimsical and warm-hearted journey down the winding road of self-discovery, and may be purchased in many wonderful local stores, or online at Vervante.com , BarnesandNoble.com , or Amazon.com .

Education and Training

Grapes want to turn to wine.


Dr. Bauman obtained her undergraduate degree from The University of Miami. She went on to pursue her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The University of Miami Counseling Center in Coral Gables, Florida. In 2000, she began working at The Renfrew Center, a center specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, where she completed a year of post doctoral residency and went on to fulfill the roles of individual therapist, family therapist, and team leader.

During her time at The Renfrew Center, Dr. Bauman began working in a group practice treating individuals, couples, and families with a wide array of symptoms ranging from depression to anxiety to relationship stress. In 2003, Dr. Bauman left The Renfrew Center to open a private practice in Miami, Florida. She has been working full time in the group and private practice settings until her recent move to North Carolina, where she is continuing to offer her services.

Frequently Asked Questions

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.

Mary Oliver

How do I set up an appointment?

Dr. Bauman can be reached at (305) 606-6301. She will personally set up an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. Her office hours are Monday through Friday 11am-7pm

Do you take insurance?

Although she is a provider on several insurance plans, Dr. Bauman is joining a growing number of providers that are no longer accepting assignment.

How much does therapy cost?

Dr. Bauman’s fee is $160 per hour. The preferred method of payment for phone sessions is through Venmo. In person sessions may be paid by cash, check, or money order.

How long will therapy take?

While the length of therapy varies widely among individuals and presenting concerns, an average length of treatment is six months to one year. The therapeutic process works best when it is allowed the necessary time to nourish, fulfill, and foster growth.

I’ve made an appointment, what should I expect?

Dr. Bauman will meet with you, or call you, at the pre-designated time. The session will last 50 minutes. The first couple of sessions will be to gather background information and assess your needs. If you and Dr. Bauman deem this a good fit, therapy will proceed from there. Every process is different and unique. Feel free to ask questions as you go along and Dr. Bauman will make every effort to answer them informatively.

Is this confidential?

Yes. Confidentiality is one of the most important elements in the therapeutic relationship. If you would like Dr. Bauman to speak with anyone (family, friends, physicians, etc.) you will be required to fill out a release form.

Does therapy work?

Yes. A wide range of studies have been conducted on this very question. It has been found that regardless of technique, the most important variable in the effectiveness of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Many clients report that progress is often subtle while it is happening, but that looking back there are welcome changes in their presenting concerns and overall well being.

Helpful Resources

I believe that every one of us has the basis to be happy, to access the warm and compassionate states of mind that bring happiness.

His Holiness Dalai Lama

Happiness, Inspiration, and the Intuitive Process

  • The Art of Happiness H.H. Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler, M.D.
  • blink Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Invitation Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • The Dance Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • Goddesses in Everywoman Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
  • Gods in Everyman Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
  • The Gift of Story Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.
  • Trust the Process Shaun McNiff, Ph.D.
  • The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

Depression and Anxiety

  • The Depression Workbook Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S.
  • The Blue Day Book Trevor Grieve
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About it Terrence Real
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.
  • Meditations for People Who Worry Anne Wilson Schaef, Ph.D.
  • The Book for People Who Do Too Much Trevor Grieve

Eating Disorders

  • Eating in the Light of the Moon Anita Johnston, Ph.D.
  • The Rules of Normal Eating Karen R. Koenig. LICSW, M.ED
  • The Body Image Workbook Thomas. F. Cash, Ph.D.
  • On Eating Susie Orbach, Ph.D.
  • Meal by Meal Donald Altman, M.A.
  • Women, Food, and God Geneen Roth
  • Also refer to gurze.com for a comprehensive list of titles on eating disorders and something-fishy.org for a list of treatment centers and additional information.

Gay and Lesbian Issues

  • Coming Out, An Act of Love Rob Eichberg, Ph.D.
  • Acts of Disclosure, The Coming-out Process. Marc Vargo, M.S.
  • Lesbian Couples - A Guide to Creating D. Merilee Clunis, PhD.
  • Healthy Relationships G. Dorsey Green, Ph.D.

Couples and Relationships

  • The Dance of Intimacy Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
  • Getting the Love You Want Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • How to Be an Adult in Relationships - David Richo, Ph.D., MFT

Getting Started

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

To make an appointment, contact Dr. Bauman at (305) 606-6301.

Books published by Dr Hayley Bauman

The right way to wholeness is full of detours and supposed wrong turns.

Carl Jung

Serendipity and the Search for True Self

Serendipity and the Search for True Self reveals the ways in which we fruitlessly search for self in the outside world, and how we eventually come to the realization that there’s nowhere left to search but within.

Believing that all paths lead to the same place, Dr. Bauman weaves seemingly distant topics like dreams, forgiveness, body-awareness, and critical inner voices into tools for connecting to your core. In her nonjudgmental way, Dr. Bauman teaches us to respect and value all parts of ourselves as she believes that “Every single energy inside of us is necessary, useful, and capable of complementing one another. The key is knowing when, where, and how to integrate our different parts so that we feel whole.”

Serendipity and the Search for True Self takes you on a whimsical, yet practical journey to a land where spirituality is infused into even the most mundane of daily tasks. Full of inspirational anecdotes and down-to-earth humor, this work is a warm-hearted travel companion for anyone on the winding road of self discovery.

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The Write to Heal - How Writing Heals

Being a writer is one of the strangest perplexities on Earth. Less like a profession, and more like a way of being, this calling causes otherwise sane people to leave wonderfully cushy chairs at high-paying jobs to sit alone in rooms with only harsh white screens as company, staring mercilessly back at them. That the white screen mirrors an inverse Rorschach, telling you everything that is wrong with what you dare to put upon it becomes a story in itself. But that story is rarely the one told.

In this daringly personal collection, Dr. Hayley Bauman, a clinical psychologist, explores the healing power of writing. Through sharing bits and pieces of her own past, Dr. Bauman let’s us accompany her into raw territory. Each essay begins on the mundane plane, showcasing various tenants in Hayley’s mind, like her incredibly apt and relentless inner critic, who gives way only when the creative force takes over.

This work is both an experiential and demonstrative look at how writing invites spiritual solutions to everyday problems. Whether you are an aspiring writer, or a person looking to heal old wounds, this book is a warm, funny, and truthful companion for the winding journey ahead.

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I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.

Maya Angelou