College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Carrie Lynn Bailey is a Counselor Educator and a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 20 years of clinical experience in family, school, and college counseling settings. She has a strong grounding in humanistic perspectives that uphold the potential of each individual to grow and move forward along their unique developmental path and strives to facilitate this growth in both students and clients through providing environments in which meaningful, self-directed learning can flourish.
As a Core Faculty member with Walden University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, Dr. Bailey also maintains a small private practice focusing on the needs of college students navigating the transition to adulthood, social and emotional challenges of gifted individuals across the lifespan, affirmative counseling and advocacy for LGBTIQ+ clients, and supporting individuals coping with issues of anxiety, OCD, and depression. Her current research interests include relational and experiential pedagogy in counselor education, cognitive-developmental interventions and educational strategies, the developmental counseling needs of gifted and 2e individuals, expanding community cultural humility, and effecting positive social change. In addition to her volunteer and pro-bono work in the community, Dr. Bailey is a founding member of Walden University’s School of Counseling Student Outreach and Support program and contributes to the work of the Association for Humanistic Counseling.