Like child and adolescent psychologists, pediatric psychologists are trained to evaluate and treat a range of mental health conditions that negatively impact the functioning of young people. In addition, pediatric psychologists are concerned with physical health and illness and how these conditions interact with children's mental health. Pediatric psychologists use their understanding of effective, evidence-based treatments and child development to help youth and their families promote wellness, improve coping with medical conditions, and lessen the effects of co-occurring mental health conditions.
Drs. Bailey and Dew-Reeves both attended strong clinical research programs for graduate school, University of Miami and Vanderbilt University respectively. Both psychologists pursued child and adolescent psychology, with an emphasis on pediatrics. They worked in clinic and hospital settings with youth impacted by physical health problems.
The two first met in Boston, Massachusetts, during their pre-doctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, part of Harvard University Medical School. They became fast friends and continued their training together, with post-doctoral fellowships in the same program at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, DC. Drs. Dew-Reeves and Bailey worked closely together at CNMC, expanding the mental health services offered within their program and ultimately overseeing the administration of the therapy and assessment services.
Dr. Dew-Reeves moved back to Florida in 2014 and Dr. Bailey moved a little over a year later. Having worked well together for 8 years, the two were excited about the prospect of building their own private practice. They were confident that they could apply their expertise to develop a practice offering high quality, specialized therapy, assessment and group services to the youth and families in their community. So, in early 2016, Nautilus Behavioral Health, PLLC was formed.
Click here to Meet the Team.