Welcome to The Hearth

The Hearth is pleased to announce that John C. Hayes, MD will now be available to provide psychiatric services to our clients.

The Hearth is now online. All therapy sessions are conducted online, and we have implemented procedures to make this easy and effective for new and established patients.

We are devoted to providing psychotherapy and evaluation services in an atmosphere that is warm and healthy. Our professionals are skilled in a wide range of specialties to cover nearly every need. Our facility combines a homey feel with modern tools, but for now we offer only online therapy.

Our People

The heart of every psychotherapy group is the people who serve your needs. We are genuinely glad to help. You can learn more about our professionals by selecting each name under this menu item.


  • Online Service

The Hearth provides all services online. We have procedures to make this surprisingly easy and effective. It starts with a phone call to our office manager, Michelle, at 256 880-8202.

  • Psychiatry

John C. Hayes, M.D. provides psychiatric services online seeking the root cause of the problem and applying a functional medicine orientation to his psychiatric practice.

  • Psychotherapy

All of our providers use proven therapy selected for each problem at hand: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Solution focused therapy, Existential therapy, and more.

  • Marital and Family Therapy

We offer sensible help with marital and relationship problems to improve communication, to resolve conflicts, or to work through a crisis.

We have extensive experience in working with entire families together.  Our work with individuals always keeps the family in mind, and we hold the integrity of the family as a high value.

  • Services for all ages

We have a provider for any age client.


  • Office Manager: Michelle Gurley
  • Receptionist: Vicki Sheehy
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Phone: 256 880-8202
  • Email: Michelle@TheHearthPsychology.com