Ava Baker, Therapist in Raleigh, North Carolina — Zencare
Ava  Baker

Ava Baker

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC Master of Counseling, MC
North Carolina Accepting Online
Raleigh Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 15, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Ava Baker is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) who works with a wide range of age groups; however, she has a passion for children and adolescents with issues such as anxiety, depression, and ASD. Having a child with autism sparked a passion for those individuals and families who face the challenges and struggles associated with a childhood disorder.

Ava has experience working with diverse populations. Her experience includes 28 years as an elementary school teacher and 3 years as a mental health counselor. She has worked in a variety of settings, including working with the families of adolescents with juvenile justice involvement, adolescent day treatment, and school-based therapy including involvement in classroom settings and community health. Her areas of experience include depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, autism spectrum disorder, self-esteem issues, and family/parenting issues.

Ava earned her Bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University in Early Childhood Education and has a Master’s degree in General Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy recognizing that change comes from within. Ava employs client-centered therapy to encourage clients to develop techniques to promote a fulfilling life.


Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $99 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
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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Raleigh practice
8406 Six Forks Rd , Suite 104, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Tue Please inquire about hours
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Licensure

North Carolina: 13012


Languages

English