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.
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
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