Carrie Lynn Bailey

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Carrie Lynn Bailey is a Counselor Educator and a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 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 by fostering environments in which meaningful, self-directed learning can flourish.

As a Core Faculty and prior Academic Coordinator with Walden University’s School of Counseling [SOC], Dr. Bailey enjoys working with both faculty and students as a part of the SOC Student Response Team in helping to promote student retention and progression with a focus on facilitating a Community of Care for all of our SoC online students.

In addition to her work with Walden University, Dr. Bailey 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-cultural and experiential pedagogy in counselor education, cognitive-developmental counseling interventions and educational strategies, the developmental counseling needs of gifted and 2e individuals, expanding community cultural humility, and effecting positive social change. Her service work includes providing pro bono counseling and consultation through local K-12 schools and serving as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer.

Courses Taught

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6720 - Diagnosis and Assessment

COUN 6215 - Lifespan Development

COUN 6722 - Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories

COUN 6743 - Psychopharmacology

CPLB 602_L - CMHC Pre-Practicum II

GRMP 6100 - Group Lab


PhD, The College of William & Mary

MEd, Old Dominion University

BS, The College of William & Mary

Public Service

3 Little Birds Counseling, LLC, Other - Williamsburg

American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health, Volunteer - Williamsburg

Williamsburg ARC , Volunteer - Williamsburg

PFLAG Williamsburg, Board Member - Williamsburg

Awards / Honors

Emerging Leader, Southern Association of Counselor Educators, 2008

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

Award for Excellence, Kappa Delta Pi - The College of William & Mary, 2008


Powell, J. V., Bradley, N., Patton, J., Bailey, C. L., Szirony, G., Levingston, K. B. The application of relational cultural theory in distance counselor education programs. The Journal of Teaching and Supervision in Counseling

Bailey, C. L., Jenkins, C. (2021). Understanding obsessive-compulsive disorder in the school setting.

Bailey, C., Benoit, E., Jenkins, C. (2020). Early development and trauma within the culture of children: Teaching counselors in training to understand the effects of trauma and its misdiagnosis.

Hermann-Turner, K., Heyward, K., Bailey, C. (2019). Community Uprising: Counseling interventions, educational strategies, and advocacy tools. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

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

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

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

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

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

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


Lister, K. E., Bailey, C., Sheridan, M. (2023). It takes a virtual village: ​ Culturally-responsive support for students in an online learning environment. ​. ACES

Stauffer, M., Bailey, C. L., Capuzzi, T. D. (2023). Ethical and Legal Dilemmas of Student Support Programs in Counseling Departments. University of Holy Cross

Bailey, C. L., Andrews, B., Milo, L. A., Morgan, L. M., Nelson, K. (2022). Upholding and Promoting Academic Integrity and Professional Development in Online Programs. University of Holy Cross New Orleans, Louisiana

Bradley, N. L., Patton, J. L., Bailey, C. L., Levingston, K. B. (2021). The Application of Relational Cultural Theory in Distance Counselor Education Programs.

Johnson, M. M., Bailey, C. L. (2021). Treating Moral Injury Using an Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Lens.

Bailey, C. L. (2020). Conversations on Cultural Humility in Building an Antiracist Community.

Bailey, C. L., McCracken, S., Wilcox, P., Taylor, T., Meyer, L., Kastyk, L., Gentile, S. T. (2020). Medical, Mental Health, and Therapy Practitioners working with 2e Students.

Bailey, C. L., Heyward, K. J., Hermann-Turner, K. (2020). Community Uprisings: A Crisis Response and Activism Model.

Bailey, C. L. (2020). Using the Narrative Counseling Tree of Life Exercise with Clients. School of Counseling

Bailey, C., Heyward, K., Hermann-Turner, K. (2018). Responding to Community Uprisings: A Crisis Response and Activism Model.

Bailey, C. (2018). Parenting your College-Bound Gifted Student.

Heyward, K., Honderich, E., Bailey, C., Benoit, E. (2016). The Many Faces of Counselor Education and Supervision.

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

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

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

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

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