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Carissa Baker, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

Hi there, my name is Carissa Baker and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. My goal is to come along side you in a safe, nonjudgmental environment to help you navigate the "white rivers" of life. I consider being a therapist not just a "job" but a true calling and passion of mine in life. It is a great privilege to “sit in the mud” with someone while helping them get “unstuck”. Often times, the bravest step is the first step in seeking outside help. I am a positive thinker and seek to try creative alternatives to help my clients overcome their obstacles. I understand that we all are unique as individuals and thus I believe a therapist needs to keep an open mind with approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. I bring compassion and hope into my therapy room. I am here to listen and give a safe space for you to process. I won't give you the easy answers and I will help challenge you to grow in your perspective from your circumstances.

I have experience working with teens, individuals, couples/marital, and family dynamics. I am passionate about relationship conflicts and marital dynamics, parenting, infertility, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self-esteem, and behavioral issues. My experience working in community mental health, residential facilities, schools, and homes has given me a love and passion for wide range of people just trying to do this thing called "life". I also have experience with working with individuals who have special needs or who are on the Autism Spectrum. I am fluent in American Sign Language and love to use my skillset to come along side those in the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

I received my Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010 from Fuller Theological Seminary. I received my B.S. in Psychology from Vanguard University in 2007. If you have any questions for me or about this process feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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EnglishAmerican Sign Language

License information

CA LMFT 107871


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carissa Baker. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I’ve been working with Carissa for almost a year now, and I honestly cannot imagine life without her. She has helped me in so many ways. I use her advice and guidance daily, and it has helped me tremendously. Last year, I couldn’t imagine being where I am now. I know I couldn’t have done it without Carissa’s help.

Written on Apr 02, 2020 after therapy with Carissa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem