"Paola is an amazing balance of strength, warmth, and honesty. As a clinician, she is genuine, insightful, and one of the smartest psychologists I know. She has an innate ability to shine a light on new perspectives with so much care and compassion you are left feeling not only changed but deeply cared for. She is inspirational and grounding all at once and the perfect person to go to if you want to connect with your truest self."
— Zoe Gillis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Silver Lake, CA
"I have worked together with Dr. Paola Bailey for almost 3 years. Dr. Bailey possesses uncanny insight into the dynamics of people's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. This is the result of personal intuition and years of intensive training and experience. She combines this insight and knowledge with a remarkable ability to create an empathic and trusting emotional bond with her clients. An emotional connection to one's therapist is the single most important predictor of positive outcome in psychotherapy. These skills underlie her unique talent to get to the heart of a problem and formulate an effective plan for therapy. Dr. Bailey is an active participant in therapy with her clients - she does not just "sit back and listen". She is diligent about communicating with me frequently to ensure that our clients have the best possible integrated care. On numerous occasions she has provided insights which have helped me in my work. Therapists that combine all these talents are extremely rare. She is truly a pleasure to work with."
— Dr. Gily Chechel, Psychiatrist, Beverly Hills, CA
"I've had the privilege of knowing Dr. Paola Bailey for ten years. She is an experienced, warm, empathic and caring clinician. Dr. Bailey is passionate about her work and deeply committed to helping her clients heal. In addition to her expertise in treating trauma, Dr. Bailey is also uniquely qualified to provide culturally sensitive treatment, as she is keenly aware of the immigrant and expat experience and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. I highly recommend her."
— Jazmin Moral, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Bethesda, MD
“I thought I had my emotions all figured out... until I didn't. There was an avalanche falling around me and I was having trouble finding my confidence, facing up to obstacles, and sadly I wasn't liking the reflection I saw in the mirror. When a friend referred me to Dr. Bailey, I was expecting the typical therapist. Someone with a smile plastered on their face, and whose words were a hollow level of help. What a pleasant surprise when I discovered she wasn't the typical anything! Somehow she saw through my masks, and encouragingly coaxed myself out of the shadows. She taught me to be unafraid of my fears. To not conform to any standards, but to rise above my circumstances. It isn't anything she said, or did, specifically. But it's that I could trust her... and in doing so, I could trust myself. She has helped me through old trauma, postpartum depression, anxiety, and so much more. She has contributed to my life in such a powerful and genuine way.
If you need someone to be real, to help you find your inner warrior, to remind you that it's ok to love yourself: take the initiative. Your first timid steps, will be rewarded with a freedom you forgot you were missing.”
— Anonymous, Female client, 35, Silver Lake, CA
"Dr. Paola Bailey is a exceptionally good therapist. She is gifted in her capacity to relate to her patients and in her ability to remember the details of our lives and concerns without needing to take notes. She is genuinely interested in and cares about the wellbeing of her patients. She is continually reading and researching new information in her discipline and always gives considered thought to what her patients need. Dr. Bailey talks like a regular human being; I have yet to hear any annoying stereotypical therapist lingo come out of her mouth. She is able to call it like she sees it and to push you toward your goals, while also being tender and compassionate when called for.
I, personally, have made more progress in some areas in the last couple of years working with Dr. Paola Bailey than I had made in the previous 30 years in several attempts with different therapists."
— C.F., Female Client, 49, Los Angeles, CA
“Working with Dr. Bailey has positively affected every area of my life, from my marriage, to my relationship with my family, and even the way I handle my career. She is easily approachable and nonjudgmental but tough when you need it. I am so grateful to her!”
— L.D., Female Client, 35, Los Angeles, CA
"I grew up with a mom with bipolar and borderline personality disorders and I've been an expat for sixteen years in a country that doesn't speak my language. Finding Paola was like finding the mother I never had and the home I was striving to create in a far away land, within myself. She helped me navigate my thirties with grace and mindfulness as I pursued an impossible career; committed to an imperfect partner; and became an inevitably flawed, but loving and devoted mother. Her compassion and guidance reminded me that I was doing the best I could every step of the way, and, sometimes, that is all and everything you need... To be reminded that within the flaws and imperfections lies the gift of happiness."
— D.D., Female Client, 39, Silver Lake, CA