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Carrie Lynn Bailey

Academic Coordinator

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program 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 through providing environments in which meaningful, self-directed learning can flourish.

As an Academic Coordinator and Core Faculty 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-cultural and experiential pedagogy in counselor education, moral injury, 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 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 II

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, Pro-Bono Counseling and Consulting - Williamsburg, VA

Social Emotional Needs of Gifted, SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator - Williamsburg, VA

PFLAG Williamsburg, Board Member - Williamsburg, VA

American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health, Volunteer - Statesboro, GA

Awards / Honors

Emerging Leader, Southern Association of Counselor Educators, 2008

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


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

Bailey, C. L., Benoit, E., Jenkins, C. D. (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. J., Bailey, C. L. (2019). Community Uprising: Counseling interventions, educational strategies, and advocacy tools. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

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.


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.

Johnson, M. M., Bailey, C. L., Overton, S. (2021). Telehealth Legal and Ethical Best Practices for Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction Disorders.

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

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

Bailey, C. L., Hermann-Turner, K., Heyward, K. J. (2019). Community Uprising - Counseling Tools for Preventing, Responding, and Protecting. American Counseling Association.

Bailey, C. L. (2019). Tools and Tips for Helping Your Students Cope with the Pressures of High School.

Bailey, C. L. (2019). WMSURE – Wellness and Mental Health: Being a Happy, Healthy Student.

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

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

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.

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.

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.