I am Bailey McAdams
Bailey has been practicing for 15 years in the Colleyville area.
She has a Masters in Counseling from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. She specializes in helping individuals with anxiety and trained in Child Parent Relationship Training
Bailey is a warm and open individual with a desire to implement strategies with consideration of a person’s interests, personality, and developmental abilities. She uses a variety of different techniques including art related interventions, Bibliotherapy (using workbooks, literature, etc.), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (goal-oriented therapy that seeks to challenge negative thinking patterns to improve emotions, physical symptoms, and behaviors), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (structured model using mindfulness to improve negative thoughts, reactions, and social relationships), and Sandtray therapy (creative, non-verbal intervention to help one process their world around them).
She works with individuals who experience a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, and life stress. Bailey often uses creative interventions, CBT and DBT to improve the individual’s coping strategies and ability to process their current stressors and past experiences.
Throughout her career working with young adults, Bailey has observed the pressure put on them to make decisions regarding colleges, career paths, and living situations. As they embark on this new chapter of life, they may experience a heightened sense of excitement and also an increase in stress and anxiety symptoms. They often move away from their primary support networks and have to begin anew. This can be overwhelming and isolating. Through therapy, they are able to receive coping strategies, support, and an unbiased third party to process these moments with.
Anxiety has been on the rise since the beginning of the pandemic and does not appear to be slowing. Bailey enjoys helping those with anxiety symptoms learn new ways to navigate their thoughts and emotions to help to relieve symptoms that make functioning feel very difficult.
It is her belief that the therapeutic relationship is vital to the process of change. She thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and works to establish that connection in the first few sessions. It is so very important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you. Your feelings about the therapeutic relationship help you to trust in the therapist to help you meet your goals.
Bailey truly believes that when we are ready to make a change, we have everything we need within us to be able to make that forward motion. When an individual comes to therapy ready to receive support, with a positive therapeutic alliance, I have witnessed growth and change. Reaching out is one of the more difficult parts of the process.
Bailey is a mother and a wife, and I understand the stresses of balancing these roles and a career. Life can be so stressful and overwhelming but having the right support can make all the difference. She made the decision to be a therapist to help to support others in gaining coping tools and establish goals and work toward them so that they may be a healthier version of themselves.