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Samuel Baker, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I know first-hand that seeking mental health support can be intimidating, discouraging and/or awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. My focus is to create a supportive, safe and client-centered environment in order to allow individuals to be the most genuine and authentic versions of themselves. Together, we'll collaborate to navigate stress and work towards your desired transformation.

I received my graduate degree from the University of Southern Indiana in 2015 and went on to complete my clinical training in Atlanta, Georgia. I have been independently-licensed since August, 2020. Currently, I reside in San Antonio, Texas, and I hold licenses in Georgia, Texas and Indiana.

Regarding my theoretical orientation, I primarily provide Solution Focused Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. Yes, I'm very familiar with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (most clinicians are). I may incorporate some elements of CBT; however, by and large, this is not what I do. My approach is non-directive, meaning I likely will not give you a list of tasks to complete in order to feel better (this would be difficult, because I cannot replicate your biology or experiences). Instead, I will be an excellent listener in order to help you process events, thoughts, emotions and behaviors, ask pointed questions in an effort to uncover different thinking patterns, highlight potential barriers to change, help you identify strengths and resources and collaborate with you to work towards your most desired outcome. I operate from the perspective that you are the expert of your own life, and my role is to assist you.

Establishing good rapport is critical to the therapeutic process, and I pride myself on being non-judgmental and down-to-earth. Additionally, I fully embrace differences and uniqueness, and I strive to provide culturally-competent care. Keep in mind there are countless "styles" as it relates to therapy. If, for whatever reason, I do not meet your needs or expectations, please know you may change therapists at any time with absolutely no repercussions.

I’m eager to learn more about you. Feel free to message me for additional consultation.

**Please note that I do not provide emergency mental health services. If you need to speak with a professional immediately, please contact Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at 911 or the National Crisis Hotline at 988.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TX LCSW 111086

GA LCSW CSW007237

IN LCSW 34010151A

Reviews

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Amazing and so understanding. Very easy to talk to

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have very much enjoyed my experience in therapy thus far, Sam does well to help me communicate when I’m struggling, as well as makes sure I don’t feel like I’m being judged by any means. I’m very comfortable and I look forward to continuing to work with him

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Great guy to work with

Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Samuel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

Down to earth guy extremely patient listener I'm glad to have been matched with him!

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Samuel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and grief