Sonia Baker, PhD, LSSP, LPC-S
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas. I received my master’s degree in counseling and psychology at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and my doctorate in multicultural special education with an emphasis in behavior disorders at the University of Texas at Austin. I’m passionate about helping people to reach their full potential. I believe that no one is immune from the trials and tribulations of life, and we must find purpose in our painful experiences.
I have over 15 years of counseling experience in working with adults and adolescents in the private sector, crisis residential and in the educational setting. I have experience in crisis, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, substance use and many other issues. I believe problems can be resolved when one can comprehend the big picture of life and how every piece of the puzzle fits in it, including our existence.
My approach is genuine, warm, and validating. I aspire to help individuals cultivate self-confidence, self-healing, and self-acceptance. I provide a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment to explore your feelings, beliefs, and behaviors to gain insight and to offer tools to help create a lasting change. Since every individual is unique, I customize our sessions to address your specific needs. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. I tend to lean towards educational, person-centered, trauma-informed, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral modalities. I work from the individual’s frame of reference while having unconditional positive regard for their experience. I believe in helping individuals reach their full potential to become the very best they can be.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
TX LPC 64648
She’s great therapist.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Sonia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management
Dr. Baker is amaizing. Love the way she listens and shares with me ways to handle situations. She is very welcoming and makes me feel validated when I don’t. She listens and reassures me that my thoughts, feelings, and emotions are valid. Provides ways and examples on things I don’t know how to handle. Answers my questions I. Great timing.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Sonia for 2 weeks
An honest and understanding woman who listens and gives feedback in order to help me grow and roll with challenges I have been facing
Written on Jul 11, 2023 after therapy with Sonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, a