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Bailey Taylor, LGPC

“Compassion springs from the heart, as pure, refreshing water, healing the wounds of life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

She/Her/Hers

Loyola University Maryland, 2024 / Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling

Accepting new clients for waitlist only.

What’s therapy with me like? I focus on trauma, anxiety, coping skills for adolescents/teens, and adult ADHD utilizing a holistic and individualized approach. I integrate techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered, and Trauma-Focused approaches to meet the unique needs of the individual and provide a safe space for exploration and healing.

Incorporating DBT allows us to explore practical skills for emotional regulation (naming and understanding our emotions), interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance (managing/accepting uncomfortable emotions), and mindfulness (strengthening our mind-body connection with awareness and acceptance). Person-centered therapy forms the foundation of our work, emphasizing your inner strength and self-discovery – you are the expert on yourself and I am your fellow traveler! Additionally, working through a Trauma-Informed approach fosters healing, empowerment, and resilience by exploring past experiences with compassion and bringing safety back to the present moment.

How I’ve kept learning… After obtaining my Master’s Degree in January 2024, I have continued my work with the Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) program at St. Ignatius, in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. I currently help administer assessments, and once a week teach groups of 6th and 7th graders to gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. I also love to read, and continue to be mentored by my former professors!

Who do I work with? I work with with adolescents/teenagers ages 13+, young adults, and adults.

My impacting identities are… Being black and a cisgender woman are integral parts of my identity. I am able-bodied, with the “invisible” disability of ADHD. I pride myself in being aware of how different aspects of one’s culture/identity shape their worldview and their interactions with others. My upbringing in the south, where mental health is often considered “taboo,” has also contributed to my commitment to fostering an open and warm environment in therapy.

I feel allied/aware/part of/informed/knowledgeable about… BIPOC (part of), LGBTQ+ (part of), Trauma survivors (knowledgeable/part of), and Neurodivergence (part of).

I am the best fit for a client who… is ready to be challenged, wants to explore how their salient identities impact other areas of their life (work, relationships, etc.), and wants therapy to feel like a conversation (with a little bit of humor) rather than a one-sided talk!

I am not a good fit for a client who… is seeking rigid/structured sessions.

What makes me unique? I understand the experience of being in environments where it’s not always easy or acceptable to be our authentic selves (ever heard of masking?) – you are allowed and deserving to take up space! My hope is that by showing up as I am in the therapy room, it will empower others to do the same. I believe this authenticity is the foundation of a genuine therapeutic relationship that facilitates growth and healing, and I’m excited to be a part of the journey.

 

The Practical Stuff

What insurances do I accept? I am in network with Cigna/Evernorth and CareFirst/BCBS.

What are my out-of-network rates? As a licensed clinician, my rates are $180 for an initial intake and $150 for subsequent 53+-minute sessions. Find more details about my out-of-network rates here.

Do I offer telehealth or in person sessions? I am offering both in-person therapy and teletherapy (whatever the client prefers)!

 

The Fun Stuff

Did you know…I have seen every episode of Law & Order SVU at least 10 times… and still love watching it (thanks Mom)!

Any pets? My 12 year old cat Sasha (she loves to make the occasional guest appearance during virtual sessions… invited or not).

What I’ve Learned Lately

  • Balancing Acceptance & Change with LGBTQIA+ Clients; Rachel Jones Linn, LMFT, The Affirmative Couch; February 2024
  • Neurodiversity-Affirming Approaches to Engaging Autistic and ADHD Youth in Therapy; Anna Clarke, Psychologist, Play Therapist, EMDRAA Accredited Consultant, Witness Intermediary, Neurodiversity Advocate, Survivor Advocate, Co-Director; February 2024
  • DBT Skills Training for Adolescents; Alyson Orcena, LMFT; February 2024
  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving; Pete Walker, M.A., MFT; March 2024
  • Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice; Judith L. Herman, MD; March 2024
  • DBT for Teens: Teaching Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness; Jean Eich, Psy.D.; March 2024
  • The Neurodivergent Friendly Workbook of DBT Skills; Sonny Jane Wise; March 2024
  • ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction — from Childhood through Adulthood; Edward M. Hallowell M.D. & John J. Ratey M.D.; March 2024
  • The Pain We Carry: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color; Natalie Y. Gutiérrez LMFT, foreword by Jennifer Mullan PsyD; March 2024
  • Decolonizing Therapy: Oppression, Historical Trauma, and Politicizing Your Practice; Jennifer Mullan, PsyD; April 2024
  • Healing Intergenerational Trauma for Practitioners; Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone; April 2024
  • 3 Misunderstandings About Grief; Dr. Diane Poole Heller & Dr. David Hall; May 2024
  • ADHD, Neurodiversity, and Clinical Practice; David Nowell, PhD; May 2024
  • ADHD, Social Anxiety and Rejection Sensitivity: Moving Beyond Hello; Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP; May 2024
  • Let’s Talk About Stigma: Normalizing ADHD in Black and other Marginalized Communities; Evelyn Polk Green, MSEd & Rene Brooks; May 2024
  • Mindfulness Based Strategies for Overcoming Complex ADHD in Youth and Families; Dr. Mark Bertin; May 2024
  • Rebuilding Trust in ADHD-Impacted Relationships; Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA & Melissa Orlov; May 2024
  • Young Adults with ADHD: Navigating Academia and Adulting; Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, NCC, DCMHS, LMHC; May 2024
  • 3-Day Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification Training; Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, C-DBT; June 2024
  • It’s Not You: Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People; Dr. Ramani Durvasula, PhD, LCP; June 2024

What I’ve Learned

    • Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and Trauma; Dr. Brittany Patterson & Dr. Kris Scardamalia; June 2021
    • Intersectionality in the Bisexual+ Community; Dr. Christina Dyar & Ms. Marian Hernandez; November 2022
    • Healing the Impact of Emotionally Immature Parents; Dr. Lindsay Gibson; February 2023
    • Building Inner Safety for Deep Healing; Dr. Peter Levine; February 2023
    • Healing Intergenerational Trauma; Dr. Arielle Schwartz; February 2023
    • DSM-5© Differential Diagnosis for Clients with a History of Trauma: 4 Steps to an Accurate Diagnosis; Dr. Margaret L. Bloom; March 2023
    • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies; Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP; March 2023
    • Basics in Trauma-Informed Assessment; Child HELP Partnership; March 2023
    • Trauma-Informed Functional Behavioral Assessment; Child HELP Partnership; March 2023
    • Interconnected Systems Framework; The National Child Traumatic Stress Network; March 2023
    • Reclaiming Authenticity: The Healing Journey from Trauma to Self-Discovery; Dr. Thema Bryant; April 2023
    • Post-Traumatic Growth: Where Wisdom and Well-Being Can Bloom; Dr. Eranda Jayawickreme; April 2023
    • The Family Crucible; Augustus Y. Napier, Ph.D., and Carl Whitaker, M.D.; June 2023
    • No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model; Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.; June 2023
    • EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving; Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT; July 2023
    • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; John M. Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver; July 2023
    • Skills for Psychological Recovery; The National Child Traumatic Stress Network; August 2023
    • On Becoming A Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy; Carl Rogers; August 2023
    • Trauma Treatment Certification Training (CCTP): The Latest Advances and Proven Techniques to Resolve Deeply Held Trauma; Janina Fisher, PhD; September 2023
    • When Hurting Helps: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) to Transform Trauma and Self-Harm; Dr. Sue Johnson; September 2023
    • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence; Esther Perel; September 2023
    • Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families; Dr. Sue Johnson; September 2023
    • Treating Complex PTSD with IFS; Frank Anderson, MD; October 2023
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS): Development, Application and Transformational Model to Effectively Help Clients Improve Well-Being; Frank Anderson, MD, Richard Schwartz, PhD, Paul Ginter, Ed.D.; October 2023
    • Healing Racial Trauma with IFS; Frank Anderson, MD, Pamela Krause, LCSW; October 2023

How to Give Me a Buzz

The best way to contact me is… by email at b.taylor@honeybwellness.com.

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