Bailey Pitts Raines
- Eating Disorders
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Emotion Regulation
- Adolescent Therapy
- Young Adult Therapy
Bailey Pitts Raines, MEd, LCMHC
Hi everyone! My name is Bailey and I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and working with you!
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have my undergraduate degree in psychology and graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling from Clemson University (Go Tigers!). I have been in Charlotte for the last four years and have loved every last second of it. You can frequently find me at any of the Jeni’s Ice Cream locations (Brown Butter Almond Brittle, please!).
After completing graduate school, I was ready to hit the ground running and spent two years working with individuals with eating disorders to achieve recovery in a Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Outpatient setting. For approximately the last two years, I have worked at Sun Counseling and Wellness. I have so enjoyed working with clients on various issues to acquire effective coping skills and process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I have extensive knowledge and training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Maudsley Family Therapy, also known as Family Based Treatment. It is of utmost importance that I provide my patients with evidence-based care in order to ensure effective outcomes.
My specialties are working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and emotion regulation. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults, and I feel that I have a great ability to connect with these age groups! I believe the most important thing in counseling is to have a relationship with your therapist that makes you feel comfortable and safe. My therapeutic style is one that emphasizes empathy and understanding, but also utilizes a loving, yet realistic approach that helps facilitate change. Humor is also something I think that is essential to the therapeutic process, as well.
When I’m not working, you can find me in the car with friends probably belting Taylor Swift or watching movies with my husband. I spend much of my time with my family in Fort Mill and have two younger sisters Ellis and Pierson. Family is very important to me! I love going to concerts (some of my favorites are Coldplay, John Mayer, The Avett Brothers). Growing up, I enjoyed participating in local theater productions and still love singing. I am an avid reader and actually have a subscription that sends me a new book every month! People who know me would describe me as fun, relatable, passionate, and empathic.
I’m hoping that we can work together and help you create a life worth living!