Ashley Baker, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Ashley  Baker

Ashley Baker

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Texas, Illinois Accepting Online
Updated March 31, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Communication issues
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Life coaching
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Ashley Baker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in IL and TX. She works with adolescence and adults. Many of Ashley’s clients come with difficulty managing daily task such as being present at work, home, or interacting within interpersonal relationships. These clients may even seem to be doing well but are challenged with internal conflict. These challenges may be caused by anxiety, depression, past trauma, or recent life transitions. Ashley is particularly passionate about serving a diverse population.

Ashley is trained in a multitude of evidence-based practices including EMDR, CBT, and DBT. In session, Ashley works collaboratively with clients and tailors her approach to meet their individual needs. This supports each client in feeling empowered and in control of their journey.

Ashley’s style is to curate a warm supportive environment. When a client first comes in, Ashley dedicates time for rapport building and developing a healthy therapeutic relationship. Once that is established, Ashley works collaborative with each client in developing a sustainable treatment plan.

Ashley received her degree from University of Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work with a concentration on mental health and clinical social work. She gained experience working in psychiatric hospitals and community mental health servicing a wide range demographics which enables her to connect and service complex needs.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $135
  • Couples sessions: $165 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Serenity Align Wellness and Counseling, Owner/therapist, 2019 - Present

UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work , Masters of Social Work, 2018
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Bachelors of Social Work, 2015


Licensure

Texas: 103700

Illinois: 149022240


Languages

English