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Bailey Taylor


“Just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise.” – Maya Angelou

She/Her/Hers

Currently in school at Loyola University Maryland – M.S. Clinical Professional Counseling, Projected Graduation, January 2024

Currently accepting new clients.

Why work with a clinician in training?

 

What’s therapy with me like? I focus on anxiety, depression, and trauma, utilizing Person-centered therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Person-centered therapy emphasizes that the client is the expert and the role of clinicians to empower them throughout the therapeutic process. All of these modalities encourage creating an environment where the client feels validated and safe sharing their internal psychological world, which I strongly believe in. Empathy, genuineness, and acceptance are the main aspects I strive to bring into the room with my client, and I think these modalities support these mechanisms of change the most. I also like integrating parts of CBT into my work to help clients identify and modulate maladaptive thoughts/behaviors/emotions to help facilitate growth.

How I’ve kept learning… My current classes in the Clinical Professional Counseling Program at Loyola, research with my academic supervisor, peer-reviewed journals and recent literature, reading books!

Who do I work with? I prefer to work at an individual level with adolescents over 15, young adults, and adults – especially those with marginalized identities or from multicultural communities.

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. Through personal experience, I pride myself in being aware of how different aspects of one’s culture/identity shape their worldview and their interactions with others. My salient identities allow me to authentically encourage others to embrace individual differences, demonstrate cultural sensitivity, and promote acceptance. 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 (allied), Trauma survivors (knowledgeable), and Neurodivergent – ADHD (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 rather than a one-sided talk.

I am not a good fit for a client who… isn’t willing to enter the process with an open mind, doesn’t want to unlearn and unpack the hard stuff, or is seeking rigid/structured sessions.

What makes me unique? As a clinician in training, I have as much to learn from my clients as they do from me. Learning and competency is an ongoing process that doesn’t have a final end goal – every day we are all obtaining new knowledge and gaining new perspectives. I am open-minded, an active listener, and will give my clients the safe space to share their unique experiences and worldview with unconditional positive regard and acceptance, while challenging any maladaptive behaviors or thoughts. The power of insight and reflection is wonderful, but the process itself can be scary (yet exciting!) if you aren’t equipped with the right tools and support system to guide you through it.

 

The Practical Stuff

What insurances do I accept? I am currently not in network with any insurances, but I offer therapy for a sliding scale between $30-70, based on what the client can afford.

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

Am I taking on new clients? Yes! I start January 2023.

 

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? One of my best friends recently moved across the country, and as a result I got to become the new mom of a 12 year old cat named Sasha (who is somehow the boss of my life and transformed me from being a dog-person)!

What I’ve Learned Lately

  • 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

How to Give me A Buzz

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

 

Supervised By: 

Tracy Lieb, LCSW-C