Barb Baker, MA, LPCC

barb@affinitypsych.com

Welcome! Thank you for taking the steps to start your journey to reconnect with yourself. I have a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver. I have a graduate certificate in Addictions Studies and Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from Portland State University.

I enjoy spending time with my 2 year old daughter and seeing the world through her eyes. She definitely reminds me to be in the present moment, as well as to dance when music is on and the urge hits you (no matter where you are)!

How I Work

I believe you know yourself better than anyone else. You know what works for you and what doesn’t work for you. My goal is to allow you to share your story while I provide a supportive, non-judgemental, and safe space for you. We will work together to explore how the stories you have developed throughout your life impact how you see and engage with the world around you. We will challenge any false beliefs you may hold so you may find your voice and own your truth. Together, we will slowly chisel away at difficult memories to help you find ways to process and rebuild. I will provide you with a space where you feel heard and seen, somewhere I hope you learn to experience and appreciate your feelings as your own.

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

I believe in the power of laughing, practicing gratitude, and spending time each day doing something you truly enjoy (even if only for a few minutes). I am down to earth, authentic, and love to learn. I have an innate ability to provide a welcoming and calming environment when working alongside clients. Brene Brown is my guru, and I routinely bring her work into my practice.

Issues I Treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Coping skills
  • Self esteem
  • Attachment/relationship challenges
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance use
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Life changes/adjustments
  • Codependency/boundary issues
  • Stress
  • Women’s issues

Populations I Serve:

  • Individual Adults
  • Young Adults/College Students (18+)
  • Adults struggling with addiction and/or struggling with another person’s addiction
  • Creative types
  • Those struggling with codependency and boundary setting
  • Those who do not feel seen or heard
  • Those needing telehealth therapy

Professional background:

Education

  • MA Forensic Psychology, University of Denver
  • Graduate Certificates in Addiction Studies, and Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, Portland State University

Trainings

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • How the Body Keeps the Score, Trauma Healing course with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk
  • Dialectal Behavior Therapy

Previous Employment

  • Hilltop Health Center, Clackamas County, Oregon
  • Volunteers of America, Drug Court, Oregon
  • Morrison Child and Family Therapy, Oregon
  • Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center

Licensure

  • Minnesota: LPCC, #cc03442