You come to see me because something is missing in your life. You recognize that something needs to change and you feel tired but motivated. You really want someone, with a gentle, compassionate heart, to understand you and appreciate how hard you have struggled to keep yourself together. You are highly sensitive and you want to learn how to use this quality as a strength. You often feel like you don’t fit in the mainstream, and on some level, that is okay. Most of all, you just want to be happy and feel better about yourself and your relationships.
As a licensed Psychologist, I am a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Ontario Psychological Association. I have over 15 years’ experience working in a community mental health setting and with University and College students of different ages.
I would be happy to work with you, too.
I primarily work from a Rogerian perspective where being skillful, genuine and empathic is important.
I believe that the most important part of therapy is to understand and to be understood. These conditions create safety. Safety gives you the confidence to examine your issues more deeply. Safety motivates you to look at yourself, your relationships and your life to identify what you need. Safety helps you create change. It helps you heal. It is a powerful experience to have a moment of insight or inspiration where you begin to think and feel differently about your life. To reach this point, it takes patience, persistence and the ability to look inward with honesty.
- Doctorate of Education: Counselling Psychology, University of Toronto/OISE, 1999
- Masters of Social Work: University of Toronto, 1990.
- Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 1984
- Certificate of Registration, Psychologist, The College of Psychologists of Ontario, 2004 to present
- Ontario Psychological Association, Member, 2003-present.
- Rolfe, D.E., Yoshida, K., Renwick, R., Bailey, C. (2009). Negotiating participation: How women living with disabilities address barriers to exercise. Health Care for Women International, 30(8), 1-24.
- Young, D., Zakzanis, K., Bailey, C., Davila, R., Griese, J., Sartory, S., Thom, A. (1998). Further parameters of insight and neuropsychological deficit in Schizophrenia and other chronic mental disease. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 186(1), 44-50.
- Bailey, C. (1999). Maternal control reframed: A longitudinal study of hearing mother-deaf child interaction from a Vygotskian perspective. University of Toronto, Unpublished doctoral dissertation.
- Trained in Soul Healing Meditation, Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, 2004 – present
- Certified Hypnotherapist, National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists, 2002.
- Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Fraser Counselling Services, 2003.
Contact Dr. Carrie Bailey
- Do you feel life has become overwhelming and full of stress and anxiety?
- Is everyday becoming more of a struggle?
- Do you need some hope and direction in life?
Contact me soon so we can speak and set up your first appointment!