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Carrie Lynn Bailey

Core Faculty
Carrie Bailey

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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.

Courses Taught

COUN 6100 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6215 - Lifespan Development

COUN 6720 - Diagnosis and Assessment

COUN 6722 - Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories

COUN 6743 - Psychopharmacology

RESI 6602 - Counseling Residency 2


PhD, The College of William & Mary

MEd, Old Dominion University

BS, The College of William & Mary

Public Service

3 Little Birds Counseling, LLC, Pro-Bono Counseling and Consulting - Williamsburg, VA

PFLAG Williamsburg, Board Member - Williamsburg, VA

American Red Cross, Disaster Mental Health Volunteer

Williamsburg ARC , Volunteer

Awards / Honors

Nominee - Dissertation Award, National Association for Gifted Children, 2010

Emerging Leader, Southern Association of Counselor Educators, 2008

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, The College of William & Mary, 2006

Chi Sigma Iota - Outstanding Doctoral Student, The College of William & Mary, 2007


Wood, S., Bailey, C. L. (2018). Empowering parents of gifted students

Benoit, E., Bailey, C. L. (2015). Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy

Trice-Black, S., Bailey, C. L., Kiper Riechel, M. (2013). Play Therapy in School Counseling. Professional School Counseling

Bailey, C. L., O'Keefe, A. L. (2013). Group Counseling Curriculum: A Developmental Humanistic Approach VISTAS 2013

Bailey, C. L., Rose, V. C. (2011). Examining Teachers’ Perceptions of Twice Exceptional Students: Overview of a Qualitative Exploration. VISTAS 2011

Bailey, C. L. (2011). Examining the Relationships between Ego Development, Dabrowski’s Developmental Theory, and Behavior in Gifted Adolescents Gifted Child Quarterly

Bailey, C. L. (2010). Overexcitabilities and Sensitivities: Implications of Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration for Counseling the Gifted VISTAS 2010

Bailey, C. L. (2009). Social & Emotional Needs of Gifted Students: What School Counselors Need to Know to Most Effectively Meet the Needs of this Diverse Student Population VISTAS 2009

Bailey, C. L. (2009). Pharmacological Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression: What School Counselors and School Psychologists Need to Know VISTAS 2009


Heyward, K. J., Bailey, C. L., Hermann-Turner, K. (2018). Preventing, Responding, and Protecting: Counseling Tools for Community Uprisings.

Bailey, C. L., Heyward, K. J., Hermann-Turner, K. (2017). Community Uprising: The Spheres of Influence and Change.

Wood, S., Bailey, C. L., Croft, L., Nicpon, M. F. (2014). Preparing Helping Professionals to Work with Gifted Students: Facilitating Partnerships between Gifted Centers and Preparation Programs.

Bailey, C. L., Dewell, J., Heyward, K. J., Hermann, K., Graham, M. (2013). Fostering Relevance & Reflection: Uniting Students through Experiential Activities in the Classroom.

Bailey, C. L. (2013). Meeting the Unique Needs of Gifted, Twice-Exceptional Students.

Trice-Black, S., Bailey, C. L., Kiper Riechel, M. E. (2013). The Use of Play and Play Therapy in School Counseling.

Bailey, C. L. (2013). Gifted, Twice-Exceptional Students…At-Risk and Overlooked?

Lee, K., Bailey, C. L. (2011). School Climate & Service Learning – Exploring Avenues for Connecting School and Community while Promoting Student Achievement.

Bailey, C. L. (2010). Ego Development, Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration, and the Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted Adolescents

Bailey, C. L. (2010). Examining the Relationships between Ego Development, Dabrowski's Developmental Theory, and Behavior in Gifted Adolescents

Logan, A. P., Bailey, C. L., Foster, V. A., Dotson-Blake, K. (2008). Empathy as the Foundation for Facilitating Care and Equity: A Model for Counselor Preparation

Meek, G. S., Foster, V., Keel, D., Wyatt, L., Wyatt, K. L., Benoit, E. N., Bailey, C. L. (2007). Constructing the Counselor Educator: Implications for Pedagogy and Practice

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