Experience change and self-discovery
Your Local Therapist, Bailey B. Carter
~Here to Encourage You
Are you feeling stuck? Finding it difficult to express yourself? Going through major life transitions? Just need someone to listen?
You are not alone.
I am a Drama Therapist in the greater Montreal area, and I would love to work with you on your journey toward healing, growing, and finding the best version of you.
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes exhausting, but I am here to assist you with any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better adapt to the instabilities in life.
So, what is
According to Renee Emunah, one of the founders of the practice, "Drama Therapy is the intentional and systematic use of drama/theatre processes to achieve psychological growth and change. The tools are derived from theatre, the goals rooted in psychotherapy" (Emunah, 1994). I like to think of drama therapy as a rehearsal for and exploration of life. It is not always performative, so no worries about "stage fright." My therapy sessions are designed to build confidence, scaffold coping skills, and explore new modes of expression that lead to personal insight.
I combine psychotherapy practices with creative arts therapy methods to help clients achieve self-understanding, as well as encourage them to adopt effective coping skills and foster confidence in new or difficult life situations.
From daily circumstances to traumatic experiences - my services are personalized to suit everyone’s needs.
Therapy for Children
Play is a child's primary language
Thirty-minute to hour-long individual sessions where your child will be able to express themselves in a safer and playful environment. I provide art materials and toys to help kids think outside the box.
Teen/Young Adult Therapy
Be the best version of you
Hour-long private individual sessions. No matter what you're going through, there is hope. You get to decide what you want to address and we will explore together.
Individual Adult Therapy
Get your confidence back
Hour-long individual sessions in a private office. It is easy to feel stuck or lost in today's society. This is not your fault. Contact me to find a time where we can discuss your dreams for the future.
Get to Know Me
Sharing my passion for theatre and helping people
Growing up, I was very involved in community theatre, arts programs, and extracurricular activities. I found that I really loved working with people through a creative media and made it my life's mission to help others as much as I could. I received my Bachelor's in Theatre and Psychology from Emporia State University in Kansas and moved to Montreal to get my Master's Degree in Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) from Concordia University. I continue to study the vast written works about mental health and attend workshops frequently to further my education.
I deeply care for all of my clients and work diligently to help them discover the answers they seek. For several years, I have worked with an array of clients dealing with a variety of presenting problems. Examples include major life transitions, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, peer relationships, social skill development, and identity formation.
-Bailey B. Carter MA, DT, CCC
Certified Canadian Counselor