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Pete Bailey

Pete Bailey

5 years of experience
Solution oriented

Berkeley V. “Pete” Bailey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. He holds a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Science from Texas A&M University Commerce. In addition, Pete is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Pete currently has a private practice in Frisco, Texas and teaches part-time for the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Criminal Justice Training Center, Amber Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program. Before his mental health career, Pete served thirty‐two years in law enforcement in Texas. Upon retirement, Pete attended Texas A&M University, Commerce graduate school. After graduate school, Pete was hired at UT Southwestern Medical Center to work for Dr. Madukar Trivedi in the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRCC). The CDRCC is recognized worldwide as one of the best centers for depression research and has developed several new assessment instruments. Pete worked on the development of new interventions for adolescents and taught the Youth and Mental Health Awareness Program, which is a universally delivered mental health program that has shown a 56% reduction rate in suicidal ideation in pre‐post testing with participants in the program. Pete entered private practice in August 2022 and helps others understand how they feel and how to live their best lives.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

You will be welcomed into an environment where you are safe and will not be judged for any fear , belief or emotion you may be experiencing. Confidentiality and it's limits will be discussed along with the federal and state legal protections you have specifically related to treatment. During the first session we will get to know one another and talk about what mental health is and the therapy process. You can expect to be provided with lots of information and maybe even some homework.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am a trauma specialist and use my research background in depression and anxiety to help my clients

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I teach the client how to identify the depressive loop which is caused by attaching irrational thoughts to rational thoughts, and then how to challenge the irrational thoughts.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I teach concepts like radical acceptance and how to distinguish between ones emotional, rational , and wise mind