Bailey Cole, Ph.D., HSP-P
Dr. Bailey Cole is a licensed psychologist who earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Cole has worked with adults, older adults, and adolescents using evidence-based treatments in individual and group therapy formats. Dr. Cole has experience with a wide array of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, trauma-related concerns, personality difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, and psychosis, as well as comorbid physical, medical, and cognitive concerns. He also has experience treating patients with substance use disorder, victims of domestic violence, and anger management issues. Dr. Cole has at times worked with individuals court-mandated for therapy services due to their previous criminal behavior. He places great emphasis on the development of therapeutic alliance and encourages his clients to be active participants in the therapeutic process. By utilizing a client-centered approach and a motivational interviewing communication style, he aims to create a non-judgmental and empathic environment to foster change. Dr. Cole has specialized training in Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and his client-centered approach has regularly resulted in the adaptation of other evidence-based treatments to meet the client’s needs.
Prior to joining PPA, Dr. Cole obtained experience working in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, hospitals, and correctional institutions. He has experience in conducting forensic evaluations and has completed psychological, substance abuse, risk assessment, and competency to stand trial evaluations, as well as sex offender evaluations. In addition, he has experience providing court-ordered psychotherapy for a wide array of concerns, including substance abuse, anger management, domestic violence, criminal recidivism, and community reintegration. Dr. Cole completed his pre-doctoral internship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Butner, North Carolina, as a part of the Commitment and Treatment Program. His postdoctoral internship was completed at Lepage Associates Psychiatric and Psychological Services in Durham, North Carolina.