“Professional therapeutic counseling involves several factors. First, the therapist must have passion and a genuine care for people. Second, the therapist must have the training, knowledge and experience to effectively treat their clients. Third, personal opinions, biases and judgment are left at the door. Finally, individualized approaches and individualized treatment plans must be created for each client based on their current behavioral health status.” These factors keep therapists focused, grounded and remind us daily that each individual whom we serve deserves the highest level of care, confidence and respect regardless of their socio-economic position in life.”
Greetings, I am Keionna Baker, LPC, LMHC, LCMHC,CCATP, a Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Alaska and New York licensed professional counselor, a pending certified addictions counselor, maintains current membership with the Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Recently, I have been trained and identified as a Diversity and Inclusion Coach for the state of NY. As a result of my faith and religious affiliations I have initiated training in Inner Healing Prayer as a therapeutic approach available in my practice. I hold a Master’s Degree in mental health counseling from Argosy University, Nashville which was conferred in December 2011. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville which was granted May 2007. During both degree programs, she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
I have over ten years therapeutic counseling experience with adolescent and adult clients from within a variety of treatment settings. These settings include U.S. military installations, K-12 educational systems; day treatment and outpatient clinic programs; juvenile and adult correctional institutions; department of family and children services; religious settings; in-home visits; and lastly, telehealth which include video, telephone and text correspondence.
My areas of emphasis include varying degrees of sexual, mental and physical trauma; bipolar and related disorders; anxiety disorders (panic disorder, etc.); trauma and stressor related disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder, etc.); dissociative disorders (dissociative identity disorder, etc.); somatic symptoms and related disorders (factitious disorder, etc.); eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, etc.); sleep disorders (narcolepsy, etc.); conduct disorders (oppositional defiant disorder, etc.); substance related and addictive disorders (stimulate related disorder, etc.); neurocognitive disorders (dementia, etc.); personality disorders (obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.)
Additionally, I have significant experience working with children, adolescents and adults who live with neurodevelopmental disorders (intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders). Additionally, through the Military Life Counseling Family Program via a Department of Defense contract, I work extensively with military personel, spouses, children and adolescents as well as their families and educators regarding family transition with pre and post deployments, permanent changes of station, integration into new school and community settings and family conflict due to stress.
A proud military spouse, I am also a mother to three awesome children. During her leisure time, I participates as a guest speaker at various behavioral health events, churches, community centers and educational institutions where I enjoy educating the public and her professional peers on the importance and value of behavioral health services regarding everyone’s overall mental health and quality of life. When I am not working or participating in speaking engagements and volunteer activities, I enjoy crafting (my favorite therapeutic approach) and baking with her family.
Anxiety and Phobias
Difficulties with Self-Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
College/Graduate School Issues
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NH LCMHC 2379
NY LMHC 009593
GA LPC LPC008849
MA LMHC 12740
She's great, love her, helps me loads
Written on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Keionna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I really enjoy my time with Keionna. She is so kind, understanding, and patient. I really trust her and know she’ll never judge me.
Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Keionna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Keionna creates a very safe space during each session which is nice for someone new to therapy. She is very easy to talk to and her approach is quite relatable, with a natural and gentle demeanor.
Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Keionna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Keionna is honestly a God sent (we even have the same bday). I’ve struggled with mental health for a while it seems and this is the first therapist that I automatically clicked with. We have accomplished so much in the short time that we have been working together, than I have with any other therapist. Also the platform in general is really user friendly and convenient, I have nothing but GREAT things to say about Keionna and BetterHelp! I’m truly grateful.
Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Keionna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She’s very supportive
Written on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Keionna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
The best investment in myself. Keionna is so good at creating a safe space to explore my feelings and offers alternative perspectives that make me think. She is helping me find my way back to me!
Written on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with Keionna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues