Rebecca Bailey, PhD - Psy 18732

Transitioning families encompasses the family and individual counseling practice of Rebecca Bailey, Ph.D. as well as her reunification programs, 

parenting classes and supervised visitation services.

Dr. Bailey incorporated her clinical experience with her long-standing interest in animal therapy and the equine-assisted growth and learning programs.

Dr. Bailey received her doctoral degree from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She is a clinical psychologist and forensic psychologist who specializes in complex case scenarios, including high conflict divorce and experiences of extreme trauma.  She is nationally recognized expert in non-familial and familial abductions and the founder and director of Transitioning Families, an innovative and family-based program for therapeutic reunification and reintegration in California.  She is former director of the Sonoma Police Departments Youth and Family services program and was a therapist educator for programs such as Marin County's DUI Program. Dr. Bailey is a regular consultant to and referral for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and is a regular consultant to judicial entities.  She is an active member of the AFCC and a member of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police.

Dr. Bailey has been a guest and commentator on Anderson Cooper, Good Morning America, Piers Morgan, Erin Burnett, Kyra Phillips, 20/20, Diane Sawyer and World News Tonight.  She is co-author of the book Safe Kids, Smart Parents (Simon & Schuster, 2013).  She presents widely throughout the country on a variety of topics, including the premise of creating "Protected Spaces" for survivors of traumatic crimes and the importance of active collaboration among involved systems.  Dr. Bailey is an advisor to the Board of Director for the JAYC Foundation, Inc. and is clinical director for their programs.  At Stable Paths (a Transitioning Families model) in Miami,  Dr. Bailey will serve as the lead clinical consultant and supervisor of protocol and programs.

Research interests include the development and implementation of Reunification programs for families recovering from abduction, exploitation, and High conflict Divorces and other life transitions such as Military deployment. You can contact Dr. Bailey directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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