Dr. Bailey Dirth – Psy.D.
Dr. Bailey Dirth primarily uses an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach to guide clients toward a values driven, meaningful lifestyle that leads to greater well-being and personal growth. A collaborative, client-centered approach allows for a dynamic working relationship that inspires motivation and positive change. She works with children, adolescents, young adults, and couples using a relational framework to build a supportive and healing therapeutic relationship. She has experience in community mental health, neuropsychological assessment, residential addiction treatment for 12-25 year olds, as well as research, personality and career testing, and leading a variety of mental health groups. She emphasizes self-compassion and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills to increase client’s self-efficacy and ability to manage daily stressors, decrease mental health symptoms, and increase self-awareness and understanding. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD/complex trauma, disruptive behavior, psychosis, and personality disorders. Dr. Dirth earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in counseling psychology through the University of St. Thomas and is a certified yoga instructor. A holistic approach to care is particularly important to Dr. Dirth and she incorporates this in her work through psychoeducation on sleep hygiene, nutrition, self-care, and physical exercise alongside mental health services. She works with and respects all aspects of people including race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, religion, and ability. She looks forward to working with you!
- Psy.D. - University of St. Thomas
- MA - University of St. Thomas
- BA - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
- Washburn Center for Children
- UST Interprofessional Center for Counseling
- University of Minnesota (U of M) Department of Pediatrics
- U of M Department of Psychiatry
- Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation