Bailey Jacobs, APCC
Bailey’s philosophy of therapy is that it should be a space of peace while sitting in the discomfort of healing. Even when life circumstances are intensely difficult, therapy should usher in grace which says, “You are not alone. I see you. I feel your discomfort and I am not going anywhere.”
Bailey earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University as well as her bachelor’s in Sport Psychology. While accruing her undergraduate degree, Bailey ran track at Liberty University which helped mold her theoretical orientation as it relates to the overtraining, orthorexia tendencies, and compensatory exercise that often mark elite levels of sports.
Bailey’s clinical background is trauma-informed and attachment-based therapy in a variety of settings: intensive in-home, school-based, crisis stabilization, and outpatient therapies. She has completed several trauma-informed trainings such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) with emphases in attachment. The scope of these trainings are focused in intense trauma-focused work with individuals in therapy. EMDR is an adjunct therapy that Bailey provides at Montecatini.
Trauma-informed therapy and attachment-based modalities coupled with a personal journey of a collegiate career in running has shaped Bailey’s theoretical orientation uniquely. She utilizes not only EMDR with patients, but also Trauma-Focused CBT, elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, family systems therapy, and faith-based therapy. Bailey is passionate about integrating faith and spirituality in her work as a therapist with individuals who desire this as part of their healing journey.