ABOUT US

 
 

OUR TEAM

Therapist Sheri Bickford, MEd

Sheri offers counseling services to children and parents and has an engaging way of connecting with children to create a rapport that supports their progress and growth to optimal wellness. She has extensive experience in guiding children, parents and teachers in learning and understanding mental disabilities, social emotional learning, positive behavior modification, creating and implementing 504/IEP plans and interventions that lead to student success.

 

Sheri is pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through the University of the Cumberlands and holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. Sheri also has been in the education arena for over 18 years. Sheri provides services under the direct supervision of Dr. Bailey.

Sheri's specialties include:

  • Anxiety

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-confidence

  • Adjustment disorders

  • Divorce & other life changes

  • ADD/ADHD

  • ODD

Scheduling

To schedule an appointment with Sheri, please
call (813) 720-7411). She will respond to
you with confirmation of your appointment as
well as important information needed
before your appointment. 

Forms

Please complete all necessary forms before your first appointment. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

Counselor Tracy Daniels, MA

Tracy holds a Master's degree in counseling psychology and is currently working toward his doctorate in psychology. He has vast experience in health education, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, PTSD and military issues and has extensive training in working with first responders.

Prior to Bailey Psychology Group, Tracy worked at several military operations around the world providing support to military personnel and their families.

Tracy provides counseling and assessment services under the direct supervision of Dr. Bailey.

Tracy's specialties include:

  • Anxiety

  • Working with Military, First Responders and their Families

  • Sexual Assault Victims

  • Adolescents & Juvenile Counseling

Scheduling

To schedule an appointment with Tracy, please
call (813) 720-7411). He will respond to
you with confirmation of your appointment as
well as important information needed
before your appointment. 

Forms

Please complete all necessary forms before your first appointment. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

Alyssa Posavec, MSW

Alyssa earned her master’s degree in social work from Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Florida. She is currently a registered social work intern and has experience working with teens and young adults who are navigating the transitional challenges in their lives. 

Alyssa provides counseling services under the direct supervision of Dr. Bailey.

Alyssa specializes in adolescents and young adults .  

 

She will be in our Tampa office and at various school sites around the Tampa Bay Area.

Scheduling

To schedule an appointment with Alyssa, please
call (813) 720-7411). She will respond to
you with confirmation of your appointment as
well as important information needed
before your appointment. 

Forms

Please complete all the necessary forms before your first appointment. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Melissa Smetzer, MSW

Melissa earned her master's degree in social work from Southeastern University and her bachelor's degree in social work from the University of South Florida. She is currently a registered clinical social work intern and has experience working with teens, young adults and kinship families who are navigating through difficulties in their lives.

Melissa provides counseling under the direction of Dr. Bailey.

Scheduling

To schedule an appointment with Melissa, please
call (813) 720-7411). She will respond to
you with confirmation of your appointment as
well as important information needed
before your appointment. 

Forms

Please complete all the necessary forms before your first appointment. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Catherine Colby, MSW

Catherine is a social worker who specializes in helping children. She believes in creating
an environment where children feel safe and respected. During her sessions, Catherine
works hard to build rapport with her patients by utilizing fun actives to support a child’s social, emotional and academic growth. She believes in a systems approach to counseling, helping parents and children work together to discover the whys and hows of emotional regulation and coping skills needed for success.

 

Catherine earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida and
her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Sciences from The Florida State University. She is a
registered social work intern with over 10 years experience working with children and
families, specifically within the schools.

Catherine's specialties include:

  • Family & Child Life Issues

  • Positive Behavior Management

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Anxiety

  • Academic Support Plans
     

Catherine provides counseling under the direction of Dr. Bailey.

Scheduling

To schedule an appointment with Catherine, please
call (813) 720-7411). She will respond to
you with confirmation of your appointment as
well as important information needed
before your appointment. 

Forms

Please complete all the necessary forms before your first appointment. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Please Note:

New therapy patients are reviewed once a week in our team meeting
to ensure you have a professional who fits your unique needs.

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Dr. Melissa Bailey, PsyD

Dr. Bailey is a licensed clinical psychologist with active practices in several states. She has been in the field for over 20 years and received her doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Chicago with an emphasis in Health Psychology.

Her vast career includes crisis team work, individual and family therapy, psychological assessments, public speaking and teaching. She has taught at community colleges, Pepperdine University, Ryokan College and at Arizona State University in its Doctorate of Behavioral Health Program. Her extensive knowledge of available therapies, in conjunction with her knowledge of public systems and agencies, allows for expert clinical diagnoses as well as provision of individually prescribed therapy recommendations.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Bailey has a special interest in the field of Autism. She has two children who are on the spectrum and as a result, she is passionate about helping families with children with special needs.

 

Dr. Bailey is also a breast cancer survivor. Being trained as a health psychologist prepared her with the knowledge to help patients with chronic and terminal issues; her experience as a patient with her own illness gave her a unique perspective to provide unparalleled compassion.

Dr. Bailey is the author of Pink Hell: Breast Cancer Sucks, her new book recently released about her personal journey with breast cancer. She adds her own sense of Seinfeld-style humor to help women, and men alike, relate to her unique experience.  

Please note that at this time, Dr. Bailey is only taking assessment patients.

LOCATIONS

Bailey Psychology Group provides
full individual and group therapy, assessment and support group services in the Safety Harbor office, located
in Downtown Safety Harbor
directly across from the gazebo &
Paradise Cafe. She also provides
onsite assessments at your location.

 

108 4th Avenue South 
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Phone: (813) 720-7411
Fax: (877) 454-6994
Email: info@BaileyPsychGroup.com

SAFETY HARBOR

Now partnering with Autism Shifts and Autism United Community Center

 

3030 N. Rocky Point Dr. W

Suite 105

Tampa FL 33607

 

By appointment only

Phone: (813) 720-7411
Email: info@BaileyPsychGroup.com

TAMPA

As a practitioner in California, Dr. Bailey only provides psychological assessments and does not accept private therapy patients at this time.

Phone: (310) 913-1136

Fax: (310) 988-2883

Email: drmelissabailey@gmail.com

Within her California practice,
Dr. Bailey is an evaluator with:

Westside Regional Center
5901 Green Valley Circle # 320
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 258-4000

CALIFORNIA
 

PAYMENT METHODS

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

Aetna

United Healthcare

Most PPO insurances

Medicare

Magellan (California only)

ILWU

Value Options

INSURANCE & PAYMENT METHODS

​Many times a one-time letter of agreement can be obtained from an insurance company for Dr. Bailey’s specialty services.

If you use insurance, many services require pre-authorization –

particularly psychological testing.

Things to remember about insurance:

  • You may have a co-pay for services.

  • You may have an unmet deductible – services will be out of pocket until that deductible is met.

  • Your insurance may only allow so many sessions per calendar year.

  • Your insurance may require that you get authorization, such as with EAP sessions.

We verify benefits as a courtesy only. Patients

are responsible to know their benefits.  What we verify may,

no be exactly what insurance covers. 

To schedule your first appointment, please email  info@baileypsychgroup.com. Once you have completed the forms, they are  forwarded them to the billing team, who then calls to get authorization for services. Once authorization is obtained, an appointment is scheduled, if a therapist is available.

Dr. Bailey also accepts cash, check or credit cards. When paying cash, payment is due prior to or at the time of the session. Insurance Discounts Apply.

 

  • $250 for initial session/intake/treatment planning

  • $175 for each session thereafter

  • $200 for psychological testing per hour

  • $200 for forensic consultation/testifying with a four-hour minimum

  • Extended sessions available

  • Group/surgery center/physician discounts available

CASH PAYMENTS

Dr. Bailey’s billing services are handled by RPM Billing. All requests for more information, billing and payment inquiries should be directed to:

 


ryan@rpmbilling.com

BILLING SERVICES
 
IN THE NEWS

Dr. Bailey continues to be featured on local and national news outlets to help get
the word out about taking care of yourself not only physically, but also mentally.