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Marriage & Family Therapist

Gail Baker, LMFT

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationships
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Bio
Specialties: Including but not limited to Trauma Recovery, Crisis Intervention, Academic Underachievement, Child or Adolescent, Anger and Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Attachment, Adjustment Issues, Sexual and Gender Identity, Behavior Issues, Coping Skills, Communication Skills, Behavioral Disorders, Conduct Disorders, Eating Disorders, Thought Disorders, Impulse Control, Grief, Love, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideations, Self-Esteem, Career Counseling, Time Management, Parenting, Marital Conflict, Divorce, Infidelity, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting

Everyone has a story, and therapy provides a safe place to form a relationship where the client is able to share his/her experiences and concerns with the therapist. I enjoy facilitating change and relieving emotional distress in order to restore the client’s ability to function in daily activities and to improve his/her relationships. I help facilitate change using a wide variety of therapeutic techniques which include family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness coupled with an empathetic, nonjudgmental and easy-going personality.

I received my Master’s Degree in Psychology from Chapman University and my Bachelor’s Degree from California Polytechnic University Pomona. I have experience working with clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds. My personal experience is diverse. I worked for a non-profit organization for thirteen years attending to the chronically mentally ill while consulting with the on-staff psychiatrist to provide comprehensive care.

I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and our cat. I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, and working out. I like movies and especially enjoy comedies which can be a great stress reducer. I have been able to travel over seas and hope to revisit Italy and Germany in the future.
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Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
License:6607