Bailey’s therapy style is relaxed and collaborative, with a high value placed on humor and hope. She is primarily informed by person-centered theory, which emphasizes authenticity and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. She works with clients to identify their goals, strengths, and values and uses these to help guide the therapeutic process. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing in an integrative approach, based on the needs and personality of the client. Bailey enjoys working with clients ages 12–18, adults, and older adults.
Bailey earned a master of education in clinical mental health counseling from The College of William & Mary. She attended the University of Richmond, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology and minor in religious studies. She completed a clinical internship at an adolescent residential treatment facility in Newport News, Virginia, where she provided individual and group therapy for adolescents ages 12–18.
Prior to joining the Summit team, Bailey worked at Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare in an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program, where she provided individual, family, and group therapy for adolescents struggling with mood and anxiety disorders. She also has experience working in an outpatient substance-use recovery facility, an inpatient hospital setting, and an outpatient mental health practice. Bailey Little is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Alice Hoag, LPC, CPCS.
In her free time, Bailey enjoys reading and rereading her favorite books, starting new crochet projects, and exploring different trails for a run or hike. She loves going out for Mexican food with friends and volunteering as a small group leader in the high school ministry at North Point Community Church.