Marriage & Family Therapist in Meridian, ID

Gail Baker, LMFT

Gail Baker, LMFT | Marriage & Family Therapist photo
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Portrait Health Centers
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.
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.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
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Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples  Premarital Counseling
 Depression  Problem Gambling
 Divorce  Psychoanalysis
 Domestic Violence  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Eating Disorders  Psychopharmacology
 Educational Therapy  Relationship Issues
 EMDR  Religious Counseling
 Family Conflict  Self-Esteem Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Stress Management
 Grief and Loss  Trauma and PTSD
 Group Therapy  Women's Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
1859 S. Topaz Way
Suite 100
MeridianID 83642