About First Care Christian Counseling
Our counseling office is located inside of First Baptist Church Fort Mill in downtown Fort Mill, SC. We are a partner ministry of the church and abide by the church's high ethical and moral guidelines along with the ethical guidelines of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the laws of South Carolina.
Chris and Jamie Bailey are Christian Counselors who both hold Master of Arts Degrees in Professional Counseling (M.A. Professional Counseling) from Liberty University and are active members with the American Association of Christian Counselors. They are committed to providing sound biblical counsel and psychotherapy services to intentionally help people obtain a lasting transformation of the heart, mind and soul. Their beliefs are that by being in a relationship with God through Jesus, people are able to experience joy and peace in spite of the circumstances and curve balls life throws their way. Chris and Jamie strongly desire for people to be able to achieve the abundant life that Jesus had come to provide (John 10:10b), and be able to experience completely renewed and transformed minds (Romans 12:2).
Chris and Jamie have a Christian eclectic, solutions-focused, brief counseling approach that is a mix of cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and Christ focused therapy. They believe that our thoughts and perspectives (schemas) have a large effect on the way we make our life’s decisions. Working in partnership with their respective clients, Chris and Jamie will examine those thoughts and seek to identify ways those beliefs may be holding clients back from achieving their goals, and in turn help them discover a more true reflection of themselves, their relationships, and the world in which they live. They believe in treating the whole person and each person as an individual.
CHRIS BAILEY, M.A.
Christian Counselor and Marriage Coach
Chris works with couples and adults in couple sessions, one-on-one settings, group settings, and workshop formats, and marriage retreats. He works with varying degrees of challenges and concerns couples are faced with including communication issues, conflict resolution, and Emotionally Focused Therapy interventions that help get to the heart of many recurring issues couples find themselves unable to escape. Chris works with individuals faced with challenges such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, or grief and loss. Chris provides pre-marital/pre-engagement counseling along with Christ centered marriage counseling and mentoring. He offers marriage enrichment and communication improvement along with divorce avoidance and divorce recovery counseling. He is also a PREPARE-ENRICH Seminar Trainer and is able to facilitate as well as certify facilitators in administering the PREPARE-ENRICH assessment for pre-marital (pre-enagagement) counseling as well as enrichment counseling for married couples.
Chris is married to his wife of over 24 years, Jamie, and together they have three daughters. They have lived in Fort Mill, SC and have been active members of First Baptist Fort Mill since 2002. Chris has served on the deacon board, as a high school discipleship group leader, a youth life class teacher and is currently on the praise team. He enjoys singing, hiking, mountain biking and spending time with his family.
Chris is Crisis Intervention trained and is also available for speaking engagements and training seminars.
JAMIE BAILEY, M.A.
Christian Counselor and Marriage Coach
Jamie is currently on medical leave and will not be seeing or accepting any new patients at this time.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Jamie works with couples, adults, and youth in one-on-one settings, group settings, and workshop formats. She works with varying degrees of challenges and concerns people are faced with such as dealing with life transitions, parenting issues, anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. She provides pre-marital/pre-engagement counseling along with Christ centered marriage counseling. She offers marriage enrichment and communication improvement. Along with adults and couples, she works with youth on an individual and group basis dealing with anxiety, anger issues, family stress, discipleship, self-esteem, and other life challenges.
Jamie is also a trained PREPARE-ENRICH facilitator and is able to administer the PREPARE-ENRICH assessment for pre-marital (pre-engagement) counseling as well as enrichment and crisis counseling.
Jamie is married to her husband of over 24 years, Chris, and together they have three daughters. Originally from Florida, they have lived in Fort Mill, SC and have been active members of First Baptist Fort Mill since 2002. She has previously served as the Director of Women’s Ministry at First Baptist Church for 6 years, as a high school discipleship group leader of teenage girls, and as a mentor in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). She enjoys spending time with friends and family, a good book on the beach and camping (yes, in a tent!).
Jamie is also available for speaking engagements.